Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Very old or of long standing.

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  • adj. very old; having existed for a long time; ancient or well-established

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. belonging to or lasting from times long ago

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Examples

  • One international agency has implemented an age-old idea to empower people in new ways.

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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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  • In general, it's fine to fall back on the age-old trick of wearing black to look taller and slimmer, says image consultant Carol Davidson of New York City, but going all black can make a dull impression and rob the face of color.

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  • An urgent problem requires more than age-old solutions.

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  • It is even implicit in the age-old teachings espoused in nearly identical language by Confucius, Jesus, and Rabbi Hillel: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • The age-old basketball mantra is, "You can't teach size."

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  • I highly recommend this novel to epic fantasy readers looking for something new and unusual, sword and sorcery readers who love a good fight scene, fans of character driven fantasy, and anyone look for a fresh and innovative take on an age-old narrative.

    Empire in Black and Gold: A Stunning Debut

  • Man-made climate change, nuclear power and food waste are environmental problems which don't break down into the age-old two-party structure.

    Letter: Our only chance to achieve fairer votes

  • 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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  • More The Morning Line: Early Oscar Contenders The Art House vs. the Multiplex: Three That Walk the Line Limits also have been placed on campaigning—the age-old process where studios throw lavish parties and work the media in an attempt to gin up buzz for their nominees—during the period after the nominees are announced in late January.

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