Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being old; age.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being old; old age.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being old, in any of the senses of that word.

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

  • n. the opposite of youngness
  • n. the quality of being old; the opposite of newness

Etymologies

Old English ealdnes, corresponding to old +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

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