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old

adjective
 
/əʊld/
A1 having lived or existed for a long time
年をとった
an old man an old house We’re all getting older.
A1 having been used or owned for a long time
古い
You might get dirty, so wear some old clothes.
A2 used before or in the past
昔の
I think the old system was better in many ways. my old house
A2 an old friend is one you have known and liked for a long time.
昔なじみの
She’s one of my oldest friends.
(Definition of old from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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