old is part of the Basic English 850.
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old is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
old

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Positive
old

Comparative
older

Superlative
oldest

Positive
old

Comparative
elder

Superlative
eldest

 
An old man
  1. If someone or something is old, they are not young; they have been in existence for a long time.
    An old man has gray hair.
  2. How old someone is, is their age.
    "Ashley, how old are you?" "I'm only 16 years old."
  3. (not before a noun) Your old school, boss, address, etc. is one that you no longer use or are no longer together with.
    I didn't have many friends at my old school.