adjective ((compar) older or elder, (superl) oldest or eldest)
- Of an object, concept, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.
- an abandoned building
- Of a living being, having lived for relatively many years.
- a wrinkled man
- Having existed or lived for the specified time.
- How are they? She"s five years and he"s seven. We also have a young teen and a two-year-.
- My great-grandfather lived to be a hundred and one years .
- a five-year- car
- former, Former, previous.
- My new car is not as good as my one.
Etymology: ald, from Germanic
- 1994, Michael Grumley, Life Drawing
- : But over my life, a new life had formed.
- obsolete, Obsolete; out-of-date.
- That is the way of doing things; now we do it this way.
- tiresome, Tiresome
- Your constant pestering is getting .
- alÄoz "grown-up", originally a participle form corresponding to Latin altus. Cognate with Dutch oud, German alt.
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