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Preceding all others of a series or kind
“Some of the oldest skeletal evidence for anatomically modern humans has been found in Ethiopia.”
Being of advanced years in age
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(of a person) Superlative for having been in existence for a long time
“I'm old but none the wiser.”
Superlative for constructed a long time ago
“The old structure and its surrounding areas have been a popular location for filming.”
(of clothes) Superlative for has been worn or used many times over a long period of time
“With his old shoes, and shabby clothes, it was a fall from grace no nobleman has ever faced.”
Superlative for characterized by outdatedness and something that's not trending at the moment
“Forgive me for saying, but your decor is looking rather old.”
Superlative for has been in possession or usage over a long period
“This particular item was purchased as part of our old, sun-faded collection.”
Superlative for marked by having extensive life experiences
“He acts in a manner that is old for his age.”
(attributive) Superlative for in a time or period marked by the past
“In the old days, we used to run around in the garden and chase birds, completely unplugged.”
Superlative for so often used that it has become repetitive and tiresome
“I know it's going to sound clichéd and old, but we are just going to take it one week at a time.”
Superlative for well-known or long established
“There is an old Irish saying that tells you not to listen to old English sayings.”
Superlative for referring to something or someone one used to have
“His old partner went on a reality television show to find fame, but found it for all the wrong reasons.”
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