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{adj: 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"

{adj: Roman, Romanic} of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome)
"Roman architecture"
"the old Roman wall"

{adj: advanced, ripe} far along in time
"a man of advanced age"
"advanced in years"
"a ripe old age"
"the ripe age of 90"

{adj: anile} of or like a feeble old woman

{adj: apathetic} showing little or no emotion or animation
"a woman who became active rather than apathetic as she grew older"

{adj: cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny} giving or spending with reluctance
"our cheeseparing administration"
"very close (or near) with his money"
"a penny-pinching miserly old man"

{adj: crusty, curmudgeonly, gruff, ill-humored, ill-humoured} brusque and surly and forbidding
"crusty remarks"
"a crusty old man"
"his curmudgeonly temper"
"gruff manner"
"a gruff reply"

{adj: cursing} who is uttering obscenities
"arrested the flailing cursing old man"

{adj: decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly} lacking physical strength or vitality
"a feeble old woman"
"her body looked sapless"

{adj: dirty} (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency
"dirty words"
"a dirty old man"
"dirty books and movies"
"boys telling dirty jokes"
"has a dirty mouth"
<-> clean

{adj: disagreeable} not to your liking
"a most disagreeable journey"
"a disagreeable old man"
"in a disagreeable mood"
<-> agreeable

{adj: dog-eared, eared} worn or shabby from overuse or (of pages) from having corners turned down
"a somewhat dog-eared duke...a bit run down"-Clifton Fadiman
"an old book with dog-eared pages"

{adj: drained} emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid)
"a drained marsh"
"a drained tank"
"a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything"
<-> undrained

{adj: elongate, elongated} having notably more length than width; being long and slender
"an elongate tail tapering to a point"
"the old man's gaunt and elongated frame"

{adj: gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful} full of or showing high-spirited merriment
"when hearts were young and gay"
"a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
"the jolly crowd at the reunion"
"jolly old Saint Nick"
"a jovial old gentleman"
"have a merry Christmas"
"peals of merry laughter"
"a mirthful laugh"

{adj: gross, porcine} repellently fat
"a bald porcine old man"

{adj: harmless, innocuous} unlikely to harm or disturb anyone
"harmless old man"

{adj: haunted, obsessed, preoccupied, taken up} having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
"became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"
"was absolutely obsessed with the girl"
"got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"
"he was taken up in worry for the old woman"

{adj: hunched, round-backed, round-shouldered, stooped, stooping, crooked} having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
"a little oldish misshapen stooping woman"

{adj: interfering, meddlesome, meddling, officious, busy, busybodied} intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
"an interfering old woman"
"bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"
"busy about other people's business"

{adj: lewd, obscene, raunchy, salacious} suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
"lewd whisperings of a dirty old man"
"an indecent gesture"
"obscene telephone calls"
"salacious limericks"

{adj: loose, slack} not tense or taut
"the old man's skin hung loose and grey"
"slack and wrinkled skin"
"slack sails"
"a slack rope"

{adj: malevolent} wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
"a gossipy malevolent old woman"
"failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"

{adj: nativist, nativistic} advocating the perpetuation of native societies
"the old nativist prejudice against the foreign businessman"
"the nativistic faith preaches the old values"- C.K.Kluckhohn

{adj: old} (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
"an old man's eagle mind"--William Butler Yeats
"his mother is very old"
"a ripe old age"
"how old are you?"
<-> young

{adj: patriarchal} relating to or characteristic of a man who is older or higher in rank

{adj: satyric, satyrical} of or relating to or having the characteristics of a satyr
"this satyric old man pursues young girls"

{adj: scraggly} lacking neatness or order
"the old man's scraggly beard"
"a scraggly little path to the door"

{adj: shriveled, shrivelled, shrunken, withered, wizen, wizened} lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
"the old woman's shriveled skin"
"he looked shriveled and ill"
"a shrunken old man"
"a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
"he did well despite his withered arm"
"a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair"

{adj: tottering, tottery} unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
"a tottering skeleton of a horse"
"a tottery old man"

{adj: unforgiving} unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy
"a surly unforgiving old woman"
<-> forgiving

{adj: unlikable, unlikeable} difficult or impossible to like
"a disagreeable and unlikable old woman"

{adj: vigorous} strong and active physically or mentally
"a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson

{adj: vixenish} shrewish and malicious
"a vixenish old woman"


{adv: back and forth, backward and forward, to and fro} moving from one place to another and back again
"he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York"
"the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner"
"the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all day"

{adv: erectly, straight-backed} in a straight-backed manner
"the old man still walks erectly"


{adv: flabbily} in a flabby manner
"the old man's muscles were sagging flabbily"


{adv: gleefully, joyously, joyfully} in a joyous and gleeful manner
"the old man had greeted her gleefully"
<-> joylessly


{adv: ill, badly, poorly} (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
"he was ill prepared"
"it ill befits a man to betray old friends"
"the car runs badly"
"he performed badly on the exam"
"the team played poorly"
"ill-fitting clothes"
"an ill-conceived plan"
<-> well


{adv: virulently} in a virulent manner
"an old woman advanced a few paces to shake her fist virulently in my face"

{n: Abel} (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Abel was killed by Cain

{n: Adam} (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race

{n: Cain} (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God

{n: Ecclesiastes, Book of Ecclesiastes} an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; is traditionally attributed to Solomon but probably was written about 250 BC

{n: Eve} (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

{n: Genesis, Book of Genesis} the first book of the Old Testament: tells of creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers

{n: Grim Reaper, Reaper} Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe

{n: Haman} (Old Testament) the minister of the Persian emperor who hated the Jews and was hanged for plotting to massacre them

{n: Marcionism} the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human

{n: Norman-French, Old North French} the medieval Norman dialect of Old French

{n: Old Catholic Church} Catholic churches that broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 18th century

{n: Old Catholic} a member of the church formed in the 19th century by German Catholics who refused to accept the infallibility of the Pope

{n: Old English sheepdog, bobtail} large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tail; believed to trace back to the Roman occupation of Britain

{n: Old High German} High German prior to 1200

{n: Old Prussian} a dead language of the (non-German) Prussians (extinct after 1700); thought to belong to the Baltic branch of Indo-European

{n: Old Saxon} Low German prior to 1200

{n: Olduvai Gorge} a gorge in northeastern Tanzania where anthropologists have found some of the earliest human remains

{n: Pantaloon} a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man

{n: Roman numeral} a symbol in the old Roman notation; I,V,X,L,C,D,M represent 1,5,10,50,100,500,1000 respectively in Arabic notation
<-> Arabic numeral

{n: Spanish moss, old man's beard, black moss, long moss, Tillandsia usneoides} dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America

{n: Virgin Birth, Nativity} the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas

{n: bag, old bag} an ugly or ill-tempered woman
"he was romancing the old bag for her money"

{n: beat, round} a regular route for a sentry or policeman
"in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"

{n: bimbo} a young woman indulged by rich and powerful older men

{n: brahman, brahmin} a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)
"a Boston Brahman"

{n: caricature plant, Graptophyllum pictum} tropical Old World shrub having purple or red tubular flowers and leaf markings resembling the profile of a human face

{n: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold} the act of grasping
"he released his clasp on my arm"
"he has a strong grip for an old man"
"she kept a firm hold on the railing"

{n: codger, old codger} used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man

{n: common wormwood, absinthe, old man, lad's love, Artemisia absinthium} aromatic herb of temperate Eurasia and North Africa having a bitter taste used in making the liqueur absinthe

{n: daughter, girl} a female human offspring
"her daughter cared for her in her old age"
<-> boy, son

{n: dirty old man} a middle-aged man with lecherous inclinations

{n: dusty miller, beach wormwood, old woman, Artemisia stelleriana} herb with greyish leaves found along the east coast of North America; used as an ornamental plant

{n: fatherliness, paternal quality} the benignity and protectiveness of or befitting a father
"the gentleness and fatherliness of the strange old man eased her fears"

{n: geezer, bloke} a man who is (usually) old and/or eccentric

{n: gnome, dwarf} a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure

{n: granny} an old woman

{n: hag, beldam, beldame, witch, crone} an ugly evil-looking old woman

{n: harridan} a scolding (even vicious) old woman

{n: horse gram, horse grain, poor man's pulse, Macrotyloma uniflorum, Dolichos biflorus} twining herb of Old World tropics cultivated in India for food and fodder; sometimes placed in genus Dolichos

{n: knot, gnarl} something twisted and tight and swollen
"their muscles stood out in knots"
"the old man's fists were two great gnarls"
"his stomach was in knots"

{n: mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, Jack, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog} a man who serves as a sailor

{n: matriarch} a feisty older woman with a big bosom (as drawn in cartoons)

{n: middle-aged man} a man who is roughly between 45 and 65 years old

{n: mumpsimus} a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable
"he still holds to the old mumpsimus that a woman's place is in the kitchen"

{n: old boy, old man} a familiar term of address for a man

{n: old boy} a vivacious elderly man

{n: old growth, virgin forest} forest or woodland having a mature or overly mature ecosystem more or less uninfluenced by human activity

{n: old man of the mountain, alpine sunflower, Tetraneuris grandiflora, Hymenoxys grandiflora} whitish hairy plant with featherlike leaves and a few stout stems each bearing an especially handsome solitary large yellow flower head; mountainous regions north central United States

{n: old man, greybeard, graybeard, Methuselah} a man who is very old

{n: old man} (slang) boss

{n: old man} an informal term for your father

{n: old woman} a woman who is old

{n: old-man-of-the-woods, Strobilomyces floccopus} edible mild-tasting mushroom found in coniferous woodlands of eastern North America

{n: old-timer, oldtimer, gaffer, old geezer, antique} an elderly man

{n: patriarch} a man who is older and higher in rank than yourself

{n: people} (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
"old people"
"there were at least 200 people in the audience"

{n: schnauzer} old German breed of sturdy black or greyish wire-haired terriers having a blunt muzzle ranging in size from fairly small to very large; used as ratters and guard dogs or police dogs

{n: spinster, old maid} an elderly unmarried woman

{n: sugar daddy} a wealthy older man who gives a young person expensive gifts in return for friendship or intimacy

{n: traveler's joy, traveller's joy, old man's beard, Clematis vitalba} vigorous deciduous climber of Europe to Afghanistan and Lebanon having panicles of fragrant green-white flowers in summer and autumn

{n: trophy wife} a wife who is an attractive young woman; seldom the first wife of an affluent older man
"his trophy wife was an asset to his business"

{n: virgin's bower, old man's beard, devil's darning needle, Clematis virginiana} common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers

{n: virulence, virulency} extreme hostility
"the virulence of the malicious old man"

{v: babble} utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
"The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention"

{v: bang} move noisily
"The window banged shut"
"The old man banged around the house"

{v: cozen} cheat or trick
"He cozened the money out of the old man"

{v: deflower, ruin} deprive of virginity
"This dirty old man deflowered several young girls in the village"

{v: down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull down} cause to come or go down
"The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"
"The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"

{v: fall over, go over} fall forward and down
"The old woman went over without a sound"

{v: go steady, go out, date, see} date regularly ; have a steady relationship with
"Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"
"He is dating his former wife again!"

{v: idle, laze, slug, stagnate} be idle ; exist in a changeless situation
"The old man sat and stagnated on his porch"
"He slugged in bed all morning"
<-> work

{v: incline} bend or turn (one's ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well
"He inclined his ear to the wise old man"

{v: kick around, knock about, kick about} be around ; be alive or active
"Does the old man still kick around?"

{v: kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it} die
"The old man finally kicked the bucket"

{v: limp, hobble, hitch} walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
"The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"

{v: masturbate} stimulate sexually
"The old man wanted to be masturbated by the prostitute"

{v: mumble, gum} grind with the gums ; chew without teeth and with great difficulty
"the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"

{v: nod} be almost asleep
"The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"

{v: nod} let the head fall forward through drowsiness
"The old man was nodding in his chair"

{v: propose, declare oneself, offer, pop the question} ask (someone) to marry you
"he popped the question on Sunday night"
"she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months"
"The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman"

{v: rejuvenate} become young again
"The old man rejuvenated when he became a grandfather"

{v: socialize, socialise} take part in social activities ; interact with others
"He never socializes with his colleagues"
"The old man hates to socialize"

{v: stoop} carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward
"The old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane"

{v: vitalize, vitalise} make more lively or vigorous
"The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man"
<-> devitalize

{v: warn} ask to go away
"The old man warned the children off his property"

{v: worry} touch or rub constantly
"The old man worried his beads"


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