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English definition of “old”

old

noun [plural]     /əʊld/ US  /oʊld/
the old old people considered together as a group: These cuts in services will particularly affect the old.The elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are old
(Definition of old noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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