VS.

Old vs. Young

Published:
Views: 16
  • Old (adjective)

    Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.

    "an old abandoned building;"

    "an old friend"

  • Old (adjective)

    Of a living being, having lived for most of the expected years.

    "a wrinkled old man"

  • Old (adjective)

    Of an item that has been used and so is not new unused.

    "I find that an old toothbrush is good to clean the keyboard with."

  • Old (adjective)

    Having existed or lived for the specified time.

    "How old are they? She’s five years old and he's seven. We also have a young teen and a two-year-old child."

    "My great-grandfather lived to be a hundred and one years old."

  • Old (adjective)

    Of an earlier time.

  • Old (adjective)

    Of a perishable item, having existed for most, or more than its shelf life.

    "an old loaf of bread"

  • Old (adjective)

    Former, previous.

    "My new car is not as good as my old one."

    "a school reunion for Old Etonians"

  • Old (adjective)

    That is no longer in existence.

    "The footpath follows the route of an old railway line."

  • Old (adjective)

    Obsolete; out-of-date.

    "That is the old way of doing things; now we do it this way."

  • Old (adjective)

    Tiresome.

    "Your constant pestering is getting old."

  • Old (adjective)

    Said of subdued colors, particularly reds, pinks and oranges, as if they had faded over time.

  • Old (adjective)

    A grammatical intensifier, often used in describing something positive. (Mostly in idioms like good old, big old and little old, any old and some old.)

    "We're having a good old time."

    "My next car will be a big old SUV."

    "My wife makes the best little old apple pie in Texas."

  • Old (adjective)

    Excessive, abundant.

  • Old (noun)

    People who are old; old beings; the older generation, taken as a group.

    "A civilised society should always look after the old in the community."

  • Young (adjective)

    In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.

    "a lamb is a young sheep;"

    "these picture books are for young readers"

  • Young (adjective)

    At an early stage of existence or development; having recently come into existence.

    "the age of space travel is still young;"

    "a young business"

  • Young (adjective)

    (Not) advanced in age; (far towards or) at a specified stage of existence or age.

    "How young is your dog?"

    "Her grandmother turned 70 years young last month."

  • Young (adjective)

    Junior (of two related people with the same name).

  • Young (adjective)

    (of a decade of life) Early.

  • Young (adjective)

    Youthful; having the look or qualities of a young person.

    "My grandmother is a very active woman and is quite young for her age."

  • Young (adjective)

    Of or belonging to the early part of life.

    "The cynical world soon shattered my young dreams."

  • Young (adjective)

    Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

  • Young (noun)

    People who are young; young people, collectively; youth.

    "The young of today are well-educated."

  • Young (noun)

    Young or immature offspring (especially of an animal).

    "The lion caught a gnu to feed its young."

    "The lion's young are curious."

  • Young (noun)

    An individual offspring; a single recently born or hatched organism.

  • Young (verb)

    To become or seem to become younger.

  • Young (verb)

    To cause to appear younger.

  • Young (verb)

    To exhibit younging.

Wiktionary
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Old (adjective)

    having lived for a long time; no longer young

    "the old man lay propped up on cushions"

  • Old (adjective)

    made or built long ago

    "the old quarter of the town"

  • Old (adjective)

    possessed or used for a long time

    "he gave his old clothes away"

  • Old (adjective)

    boring or tiresome, especially as a result of repetition or overfamiliarity

    "I wish she'd shut up—it's getting old"

  • Old (adjective)

    having the characteristics or showing the signs of age

    "he complained of being old beyond his years"

  • Old (adjective)

    belonging to the past; former

    "valuation under the old rating system was inexact"

  • Old (adjective)

    used to refer to a thing which has been replaced by something similar

    "we moved back into our old house"

  • Old (adjective)

    dating from far back; long-established or known

    "we greeted each other like old friends"

    "I get sick of the same old routine"

  • Old (adjective)

    denoting someone who formerly attended a specified school

    "an old Etonian"

  • Old (adjective)

    (of a form of a language) as used in former or earliest times.

  • Old (adjective)

    of a specified age

    "a seven-month-old baby"

    "he was fourteetn years old"

  • Old (adjective)

    a person or animal of the age specified

    "a nineteen-year-old"

  • Old (adjective)

    used to express affection, familiarity, or contempt

    "good old Mum"

    "I didn't like playing with silly old dolls"

  • Young (adjective)

    having lived or existed for only a short time

    "a young girl"

    "young tender mint leaves"

    "the young are amazingly resilient"

  • Young (adjective)

    not as old as the norm or as would be expected

    "more people were dying young"

  • Young (adjective)

    relating to or consisting of young people

    "young love"

    "the local Young Farmers' club"

  • Young (adjective)

    immature or inexperienced

    "she's very young for her age"

  • Young (adjective)

    having the qualities associated with young people, such as enthusiasm and optimism

    "all those who are young at heart"

  • Young (adjective)

    used to denote the younger of two people of the same name

    "Pitt the Younger"

  • Young (adjective)

    denoting the heir of a landed commoner

    "Hugh Magnus Macleod, younger of Macleod"

  • Young (noun)

    offspring, especially of an animal before or soon after birth

    "many grebes carry their young on their backs"

Oxford Dictionary
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Old (noun)

    Open country.

  • Old (adjective)

    Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree.

  • Old (adjective)

    Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship.

  • Old (adjective)

    Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise.

  • Old (adjective)

    Continued in life; advanced in the course of existence; having (a certain) length of existence; - designating the age of a person or thing; as, an infant a few hours old; a cathedral centuries old.

  • Old (adjective)

    Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as, an old offender; old in vice.

  • Old (adjective)

    Long cultivated; as, an old farm; old land, as opposed to new land, that is, to land lately cleared.

  • Old (adjective)

    Worn out; weakened or exhausted by use; past usefulness; as, old shoes; old clothes.

  • Old (adjective)

    More than enough; abundant.

  • Old (adjective)

    Aged; antiquated; hence, wanting in the mental vigor or other qualities belonging to youth; - used disparagingly as a term of reproach.

  • Old (adjective)

    Old-fashioned; wonted; customary; as of old; as, the good old times; hence, colloquially, gay; jolly.

  • Old (adjective)

    Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity.

  • Young (adjective)

    Not long born; still in the first part of life; not yet arrived at adolescence, maturity, or age; not old; juvenile; - said of animals; as, a young child; a young man; a young fawn.

  • Young (adjective)

    Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree.

  • Young (adjective)

    Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

  • Young (noun)

    The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively.

Webster Dictionary
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Old (noun)

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

  • Old (adjective)

    (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; especially not young; often used as a combining form to indicate an age as specified as in `a week-old baby';

    "an old man's eagle mind"

    "his mother is very old"

    "a ripe old age"

    "how old are you?"

  • Old (adjective)

    of long duration; not new;

    "old tradition"

    "old house"

    "old wine"

    "old country"

    "old friendships"

    "old money"

  • Old (adjective)

    of an earlier time;

    "his old classmates"

  • Old (adjective)

    (used for emphasis) very familiar;

    "good old boy"

    "same old story"

  • Old (adjective)

    lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new;

    "moth-eaten theories about race"

  • Old (adjective)

    just preceding something else in time or order;

    "the previous owner"

    "my old house was larger"

  • Old (adjective)

    of a very early stage in development;

    "Old English is also called Anglo Saxon"

    "Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century"

  • Old (adjective)

    old in experience;

    "an old offender"

    "the older soldiers"

  • Old (adjective)

    used informally especially for emphasis;

    "a real honest-to-god live cowboy"

    "had us a high old time"

    "went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel"

  • Young (noun)

    any immature animal

  • Young (noun)

    United States film and television actress (1913-2000)

  • Young (noun)

    United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)

  • Young (noun)

    British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)

  • Young (noun)

    United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)

  • Young (noun)

    English poet (1683-1765)

  • Young (noun)

    United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)

  • Young (noun)

    United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)

  • Young (noun)

    young people collectively;

    "rock music appeals to the young"

    "youth everywhere rises in revolt"

  • Young (adjective)

    (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth;

    "young people"

  • Young (adjective)

    (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity;

    "new potatoes"

    "young corn"

Princeton's WordNet

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons