Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun old

1 sense of old

Sense 1
old -- (past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old'))
       => past, past times, yesteryear -- (the time that has elapsed; "forget the past")

Antonyms of adj old

8 senses of old

Sense 1
old (vs. young) -- ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?")

young (vs. old), immature -- ((used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people")
        => one-year-old -- (one year of age)
        => two-year-old -- (two years of age)
        => three-year-old -- (three years of age)
        => four-year-old -- (four years of age)
        => five-year-old -- (five years of age)
        => adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged -- (being of the age 13 through 19; "teenage mothers"; "the teen years")
        => infantile -- (being or befitting or characteristic of an infant; "infantile games")
        => boyish, boylike, schoolboyish -- (befitting or characteristic of a young boy; "a boyish grin"; "schoolboyish pranks")
        => childlike, childly -- (befitting a young child; "childlike charm")
        => early -- (very young; "at an early age")
        => girlish, schoolgirlish -- (befitting or characteristic of a young girl; "girlish charm"; "a dress too schoolgirlish for office wear")
        => junior -- (including or intended for youthful persons; "a junior sports league"; "junior fashions")
        => little, small -- ((of children and animals) young, immature; "what a big little boy you are"; "small children")
        => newborn -- (recently born; "a newborn infant")
        => preteen, preadolescent -- (of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12; "a preteen party"; "preteen clothing")
        => puppyish, puppylike -- (characteristic of a puppy)
        => tender -- (young and immature; "at a tender age")
        => youngish -- (somewhat young)
        => youthful, vernal, young -- (suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for his age")

Sense 2
old (vs. new) -- (of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money")

new (vs. old) -- (not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World")
        => brand-new, bran-new, spic-and-span, spick-and-span -- (conspicuously new; "shiny brand-new shoes"; "a spick-and-span novelty")
        => fresh -- ((of a cycle) beginning or occurring again; "a fresh start"; "fresh ideas")
        => hot, red-hot -- (newest or most recent; "news hot off the press"; "red-hot information")
        => newborn, new-sprung (prenominal) -- (having just or recently arisen or come into existence; "new nations"; "with newborn fears")
        => newfound -- (newly discovered; "his newfound aggressiveness"; "Hudson pointed his ship down the coast of the newfound sea")
        => novel, refreshing -- (pleasantly new or different; "common sense of a most refreshing sort")
        => parvenu, parvenue -- (of or characteristic of a parvenu)
        => recent -- (new; "recent graduates"; "a recent addition to the house"; "recent buds on the apple trees")
        => revolutionary, radical -- (markedly new or introducing radical change; "a revolutionary discovery"; "radical political views")
        => rising -- (newly come into prominence; "a rising young politician")
        => sunrise (prenominal) -- (of an industry or technology; new and developing; "high-technology sunrise industries")
        => untested, untried -- (not yet proved or subjected to testing; "an untested drug"; "untested theory"; "an untried procedure")
        => unused -- (not yet put into use; "we bought an unused car for a change")
        => virgin -- (being used or worked for the first time; "virgin wool")
        => young -- (being in its early stage; "a young industry"; "the day is still young")

Sense 3
old (prenominal) -- ((used for emphasis) very familiar; "good old boy"; "same old story")

INDIRECT (VIA familiar) -> unfamiliar -- (not known or well known; "a name unfamiliar to most"; "be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings")

Sense 4
old, older -- (skilled through long experience; "an old offender"; "the older soldiers")

INDIRECT (VIA experienced) -> inexperienced, inexperient -- (lacking practical experience or training)

Sense 5
erstwhile (prenominal), former (prenominal), old, onetime (prenominal), one-time (prenominal), quondam (prenominal), sometime (prenominal) -- (belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover")

INDIRECT (VIA future, past) -> present -- (temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration; "the present leader"; "articles for present use"; "the present topic"; "the present system"; "present observations")
INDIRECT (VIA past, present) -> future -- (yet to be or coming; "some future historian will evaluate him")

Sense 6
honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, old (prenominal), sure-enough (prenominal) -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA genuine) -> counterfeit, imitative -- (not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince")

Sense 7
Old -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA late, early) -> middle -- (of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages; "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic")
INDIRECT (VIA early, middle) -> late -- (of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek")

Sense 8
previous (prenominal), old -- (just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger")

INDIRECT (VIA preceding) -> succeeding -- (coming after or following)

Similarity of adj old

8 senses of old

Sense 1
old (vs. young) -- ((used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?")
       => aged, elderly, older, senior -- (advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables); "aged members of the society"; "elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper"; "senior citizen")
       => aged (prenominal), of age (predicate) -- (having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable); "aged ten"; "ten years of age")
       => aging, ageing, senescent -- (growing old)
       => ancient -- (very old; "an ancient mariner")
       => anile -- (of or like a feeble old woman)
       => centenarian -- (being at least 100 years old)
       => darkened -- ((of fabrics and paper) grown dark in color over time; "the darkened margins of the paper")
       => doddering, doddery, gaga, senile -- (mentally or physically infirm with age; "his mother was doddering and frail")
       => emeritus -- (honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus')
       => grey, gray, grey-haired, gray-haired, grey-headed, gray-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired -- (showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair; "whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge; "nodded his hoary head")
       => middle-aged -- (being roughly between 45 and 65 years old)
       => nonagenarian -- (being from 90 to 99 years old; "the nonagenarian inhabitants of the nursing home")
       => octogenarian -- (being from 80 to 89 years old)
       => oldish -- (somewhat elderly)
       => overage, overaged, superannuated, over-the-hill -- (too old to be useful; "He left the house...for the support of twelve superannuated wool carders"- Anthony Trollope)
       => sexagenarian -- (being from 60 to 69 years old; "the sexagenarian population is growing")
       => venerable -- (impressive by reason of age; "a venerable sage with white hair and beard")
          Also See-> experienced#1, experient#1; mature#3; senior#1

Sense 2
old (vs. new) -- (of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money")
       => age-old, antique -- (belonging to or lasting from times long ago; "age-old customs"; "the antique fear that days would dwindle away to complete darkness")
       => antediluvian, antiquated, archaic -- (so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period; "a ramshackle antediluvian tenement"; "antediluvian ideas"; "archaic laws")
       => antique -- (made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; "the beautiful antique French furniture")
       => auld -- (a Scottish word; "auld lang syne")
       => hand-me-down, hand-down -- (passed on from one person to another; "not too proud to wear hand-me-down clothes")
       => hoary, rusty -- (ancient; "hoary jokes")
       => immemorial (postnominal) -- (long past; beyond the limits of memory or tradition or recorded history; "time immemorial")
       => long-ago -- (belonging to time long gone; "those long-ago dresses that swished along the floor")
       => longtime (prenominal) -- (of long duration; "a longtime friend")
       => patched -- (mended usually clumsily by covering a hole with a patch; "patched jeans")
       => secondhand, used -- (previously used or owned by another; "bought a secondhand (or used) car")
       => sunset -- (of a declining industry or technology; "sunset industries")
       => yellow, yellowed -- (changed to a yellowish color by age; "yellowed parchment")
          Also See-> noncurrent#1; nonmodern#1; past#1; stale#1; worn#1

Sense 3
old (prenominal) -- ((used for emphasis) very familiar; "good old boy"; "same old story")
       => familiar (vs. unfamiliar) -- (well known or easily recognized; "a familiar figure"; "familiar songs"; "familiar guests")

Sense 4
old, older -- (skilled through long experience; "an old offender"; "the older soldiers")
       => experienced (vs. inexperienced), experient -- (having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation)

Sense 5
erstwhile (prenominal), former (prenominal), old, onetime (prenominal), one-time (prenominal), quondam (prenominal), sometime (prenominal) -- (belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her quondam lover")
       => past (vs. present) (vs. future) -- (earlier than the present time; no longer current; "time past"; "his youth is past"; "this past Thursday"; "the past year")

Sense 6
honest-to-god, honest-to-goodness, old (prenominal), sure-enough (prenominal) -- ((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")
       => genuine (vs. counterfeit), echt -- (not fake or counterfeit; "a genuine Picasso"; "genuine leather")

Sense 7
Old -- (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")
       => early (vs. middle) (vs. late) -- (of an early stage in the development of a language or literature; "the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700")

Sense 8
previous (prenominal), old -- (just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger")
       => preceding (prenominal) (vs. succeeding) -- (existing or coming before)

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