American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Very old or of long standing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. of very long duration.
- adj. having reached a desired or final condition as a result of standing for a period of time; -- of wines, whiskey, fruit, or cheeses.
- adj. belonging to or lasting from times long ago
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“Seated next to the Russian diplomat at a press conference in Moscow Friday, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara responded icily: "The Northern Territories are age-old Japanese territory.”
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“An urgent problem requires more than age-old solutions.”
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“In an age-old government shell game, tax increases are projected to cause big revenue gains, which governments rush to spend.”
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