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OLD, a.

1. Advanced far in years or life having lived beyond the middle period, or rather towards the end of life, or towards the end of the ordinary term of living applied to animals or plants as an old man an old age an old camel or horse an old tree. This adjective is placed after the noun that designates the time lived.

Abraham was seventy five years old when he departed from Haran. Genesis 12 .

2. Having been long made or used decayed by time as an old garment an old house.
3. Being of long continuance begun long ago as an old acquaintance.
4. Having been long made not new or fresh as old wine.
5. Being of a former year's growth not of the last crop as old wheat old hay.
6. Ancient that existed in former ages as the old inhabitants of Britain the old Romans.
7. Of any duration whatever as a year old seven years old. How old art thou?
8. subsisting before something else. He built a new house on the site of the old one. The old law is repealed by the new.
9. Long practiced. he is grown old in vice. He is an old offender.
10. That has been long cultivated as old land an old farm opposed to new land, land lately cleared and cultivated.
11. More than enough great.

If a man were porter of hellgate, he should have old turning the key.

12. In vulgar language, crafty cunning.

Of old, long ago from ancient times as in days of old.

We apply old chiefly to things subject to decay. We never say, the old sun, or an old mountain.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Old'. King James Dictionary.

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