old adjective (NOT YOUNG/NEW)
an old man 老人
We're all getting older. 我們都老了。
too old disapproving UK also a bit old, US also a little old
- A group of old men sat playing dominoes.
- Many buildings in the old part of the city are falling down, and the government has no money to repair them.
- As people get older, they often become set in their ways.
- It would be a sacrilege to put a neon sign on that beautiful old building.
- There's some wonderful calligraphy in these old manuscripts.
old adjective (WHAT AGE)
Rosie's six years old now. 羅茜現在6歲了。
- An adult under British law is someone over 18 years old.
- Most children in the UK remain in full-time education until they are at least 16 years old.
- How old is his daughter?
- The trial was held in camera because the accused was only 14 years old.
- He asked me how old I was and, lying through my teeth, I said '29'.
old adjective (FROM THE PAST)
- After six months of chopping and changing, we've decided to go back to our old system.
- Just by coincidence, I met my old school-mate again 50 years later.
- It will only complicate the situation if we invite his old girlfriend as well.
- The new Prime Minister is cultivating relationships with old Eastern Bloc countries.
- The new house is not dissimilar to our old one except that it's a bit bigger.
old adjective (LANGUAGE)
old adjective (VERY FAMILIAR)
- Dashed decent of you, old boy!
- They did a few old hits as/for an encore.
- "I can't eat this meat - it's too tough." "You old fusspot - give it here and I'll eat it!"
- He's a miserable old git.
- He's an insipid old bore.