having lived a long time; advanced in age; no longer young
belonging to past times; not recent or modern
of a particular age
known for a long time; familiar
having much experience or practice
"his mother is very old"
"a ripe old age"
"how old are you?"
"good old boy"
"same old story"
"an old offender"
"the older soldiers"
"our former glory"
"the once capital of the state"
"her quondam lover"
"a real honest-to-god live cowboy"
"had us a high old time"
"went upriver to look at a sure-enough fish wheel"
"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"
"the previous owner"
"my old house was larger"
All my children have gone before me, I am so old.
Delroy..bought his car last year before he was old enough to drive.
I've been seeing a much older man who..only wants to be friends.
误 The three years old boy can dress himself.
正 The three-year-old boy can dress himself.
正 The boy three years old can dress himself.
误 The student who won the prize was a girl of nineteen years old.
正 The student who won the prize was a girl of nineteen.
析 用“of+数字”表达年龄时,数字后不接years old。
误 The oldest daughter does all the housework.
正 The eldest daughter does all the housework.
误 An older statesman, he is held in great respect.
正 An elder statesman, he is held in great respect.
误 I'm elder than my younger brother by three years.
正 I'm older than my younger brother by three years.
误 He is too aged to do so much work.
正 He is too old to do so much work.
析 aged作“年老的”解时常用作定语,如an aged man,不能用作表语。
误 Taijiquan is an activity for the old and young.
正 Taijiquan is an activity for the young and old.