Definition - old

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  1. just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
  2. of a very early stage in development; "Old English is also called Anglo Saxon"; "Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century"
  3. skilled through long experience; "an old offender"; "the older soldiers"
  4. (used for emphasis) very familiar; "good old boy"; "same old story"
  5. (used informally especially for emphasis); "a real honest-to-god live cowboy"; "had us a high old time"; "went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel"
  6. of long duration; not new; "old tradition"; "old house"; "old wine"; "old country"; "old friendships"; "old money"
  7. (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
  8. belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our former glory"; "the once capi