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English definition of “old”

old

adjective (VERY FAMILIAR)    /əʊld/ US  /oʊld/
A2 [before noun] ( especially of a friend ) known for a long time : She's one of my oldest friends - we met at school .Lasting for a long timeRelationships in general [before noun] informal used before someone's name when you are referring to or talking to them, to show that you know that person well and like them: There's old Sara working away in the corner . I hear poor old Frank's lost his job .Friendly and unfriendly terms of address
(Definition of old adjective (VERY FAMILIAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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