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1: past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')


1: (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; 'a ripe old age' 'how old are you?'
2: of long duration; not new; 'old house' 'old wine' 'old country' 'old friendships' 'old money'
3: (used for emphasis) very familiar; 'same old story'
4: skilled through long experience; 'the older soldiers'
5: belonging to some prior time; 'our former glory' 'the once capital of the state' 'her quondam lover'
6: (used informally especially for emphasis); 'had us a high old time' 'went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel'
7: of a very early stage in development; 'Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century'
8: just preceding something else in time or order; 'my old house was larger'

Example sentence: A lyre is an old musical intrument.



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