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Ole vs. Old

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Oleinterjection

An interjection used to stir up excitement.

Oldadjective

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

‘an old abandoned building;’; ‘an old friend’;

Oleadjective

eye dialect of old

‘D'you see the ole guy sitting over there?’;

Oldadjective

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

‘a wrinkled old man’;

Oleadjective

old

‘that ole truck of my daddy's’;

Oldadjective

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

‘an old loaf of bread’;

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Oleinterjection

bravo.

Oldadjective

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.’;

Oldadjective

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.’;

Oldadjective

(heading) Of an earlier time.

Oldadjective

Former, previous.

‘My new car is not as good as my old one.’; ‘a school reunion for Old Etonians’;

Oldadjective

That is no longer in existence.

‘The footpath follows the route of an old railway line.’;

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Oldadjective

Obsolete; out-of-date.

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

Oldadjective

Familiar.

‘When he got drunk and quarrelsome they just gave him the old heave-ho.’;

Oldadjective

Tiresome.

‘Your constant pestering is getting old.’;

Oldadjective

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

Oldadjective

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.’;

Oldadjective

(obsolete) Excessive, abundant.

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Oldnoun

(with "the") 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.’;

Oldnoun

Open country.

Oldadjective

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.

‘Let not old age disgrace my high desire.’; ‘The melancholy news that we grow old.’;

Oldadjective

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

Oldadjective

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

Oldadjective

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.

‘And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou?’;

Oldadjective

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

‘Vane, young in years, but in sage counsel old.’;

Oldadjective

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

Oldadjective

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

Oldadjective

More than enough; abundant.

‘If a man were porter of hell gate, he should have old turning the key.’;

Oldadjective

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

Oldadjective

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

Oldadjective

Used colloquially as a term of cordiality and familiarity.

Oldnoun

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

Oldadjective

(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?’;

Oldadjective

of long duration; not new;

‘old tradition’; ‘old house’; ‘old wine’; ‘old country’; ‘old friendships’; ‘old money’;

Oldadjective

of an earlier time;

‘his old classmates’;

Oldadjective

(used for emphasis) very familiar;

‘good old boy’; ‘same old story’;

Oldadjective

lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new;

‘moth-eaten theories about race’;

Oldadjective

just preceding something else in time or order;

‘the previous owner’; ‘my old house was larger’;

Oldadjective

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’;

Oldadjective

old in experience;

‘an old offender’; ‘the older soldiers’;

Oldadjective

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’;

Oldadjective

having lived for a long time; no longer young

‘the old man lay propped up on cushions’;

Oldadjective

made or built long ago

‘the old quarter of the town’;

Oldadjective

possessed or used for a long time

‘he gave his old clothes away’;

Oldadjective

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

‘I wish she'd shut up—it's getting old’;

Oldadjective

having the characteristics or showing the signs of age

‘he complained of being old beyond his years’;

Oldadjective

belonging to the past; former

‘valuation under the old rating system was inexact’;

Oldadjective

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

‘we moved back into our old house’;

Oldadjective

dating from far back; long-established or known

‘we greeted each other like old friends’; ‘I get sick of the same old routine’;

Oldadjective

denoting someone who formerly attended a specified school

‘an old Etonian’;

Oldadjective

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

Oldadjective

of a specified age

‘a seven-month-old baby’; ‘he was fourteetn years old’;

Oldadjective

a person or animal of the age specified

‘a nineteen-year-old’;

Oldadjective

used to express affection, familiarity, or contempt

‘good old Mum’; ‘I didn't like playing with silly old dolls’;

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