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

  • adj. Scots Old.

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  • adj. old

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Old.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Old.

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

  • adj. a Scottish word

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Examples

  • "He chose it," she says, "of a very large print, that I might be able to read it when I was _very auld -- forty year auld_; but the bairns pulled the leaves out langsyne."] [Footnote 45: [In writing of his little grandson's earliest lessons, Scott recalls these days in a letter to Lockhart

    Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume I (of 10)

  • He found the phrase auld lang syne "exceedingly expressive" and thought whoever first wrote the poem "heaven inspired."

    Days of Auld Lang What?

  • Ah your joking, sorry i thought with the word auld in your username it might be the typical small penis thing jocks have when it comes to fitba

    Army Rumour Service

  • The spire of the parish church, known as the auld kirk, commands a view of the square, from which the entrance to the kirkyard would be visible, if it were not hidden by the town-house.

    Auld Licht Idylls

  • The spire of the parish church, known as the auld kirk, commands a view of the square, from which the entrance to the kirk-yard would be visible, if it were not hidden by the town-house.

    Auld Licht Idyls

  • "There's no guid ever cam 'o' ca'in 'things oot o' their ain names," she began, "an" it's my min '' at gien ever ae man was a willain, an 'gien ever ae man had rizzon no to lie quaiet whan he was doon, that man was your father's uncle -- his gran' uncle, that is, the auld captain, as we ca'd him.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • "AULD Robin Gray, sir, deestinctly 'auld' in the song," interrupted Mr. Callender with stern precision; "and I'm thinking he was not so very unfortunate either."

    The Bell-Ringer of Angel's

  • The Reverend John Blackadder, the "auld" minister of

    Hunted and Harried

  • I might be bringing my dad along for a few social pints ... would an 'auld' Sapper be welcome along??

    Army Rumour Service

  • Still, there's plenty of room in the circular back bar, where sepia snaps of 'auld' Dublin look down at you and those vaulted ceilings and primped banquettes conjure a vaguely clubby atmosphere.

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  • Wait, besides "a Scottish word", all they had was "not new"? I think I looked up a word for this situation earlier today... >.>

    August 14, 2009

  • Seeing as this song is so widely famous, and yet so poorly understood in its full form, allow me the liberty to post the entire lyrics and glossary here. Many thanks to hogmanay.net for this version of the Robert Burns classic, Auld Lang Syne.

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    And never brought to mind?
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
    And auld lang syne?

    CHORUS:
    For auld lang syne, my dear,
    For auld lang syne,
    We'll tak a cup of kindness yet,
    For auld lang syne!

    And surely ye'll be your pint-stowp,
    And surely I'll be mine,
    And we'll tak a cup o kindness yet,
    For auld lang syne!

    We twa hae run about the braes,
    And pou'd the gowans fine,
    But we've wander'd monie a weary fit,
    Sin auld lang syne.

    We twa hae paidl'd in the burn
    Frae morning sun till dine,
    But seas between us braid hae roar'd
    Sin auld lang syne.

    And there's a hand my trusty fiere,
    And gie's a hand o thine,
    And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught,
    For auld lang syne


    Meanings

    auld lang syne - times gone by
    be - pay for
    braes - hills
    braid - broad
    burn - stream
    dine - dinner time
    fiere - friend
    fit - foot
    gowans - daisies
    guid-willie waught - goodwill drink
    monie - many
    morning sun - noon
    paidl't - paddled
    pint-stowp - pint tankard
    pou'd - pulled
    twa - two

    January 28, 2009

  • It's beautiful innit? I'd love to type in something like lambada and see a Weirdnet definition like 'a Foreign word'.

    January 5, 2008

  • Sheer genius from weirdnet!

    January 5, 2008

  • I'm typically the defender of WordNet, but that's just absurd.

    January 4, 2008

  • Scots - old. And thanks WordNET for a really useful definition :-(

    January 3, 2008