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English definition of “old”


adjective [before noun] (FROM THE PAST)    /əʊld/ US  /oʊld/
A2 from a period in the past: I saw my old English teacher last time I went home . He's bought me a smart new camera to replace my old one. She showed me her old school . I saw an old boyfriend of mine. In my old job I wasn't given sick-pay. → Synonym former adjectiveIn the past former adjectiveGrammar:Elder, eldest or older, oldest?Elder and eldest mean the same as older and oldest. We only use the adjectives elder and eldest before a noun (as attributive adjectives), and usually when talking about relationships within a family:
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