from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One's age, age in years, period of life.
  • n. Old age, senility; an old person.
  • n. Time; an age, an indefinitely long period of time.
  • n. Former ages, antiquity, olden times.
  • adj. Old.
  • v. To age, become or grow old.
  • v. To delay; linger.
  • v. To make old, age.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Old.
  • n. Age; esp., old age.
  • n. Old times; former days; antiquity.
  • intransitive v. To age; to grow old.
  • transitive v. To make old or ancient.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete variant of old.
  • To become old; grow old.
  • To delay; linger.
  • To make old.
  • n. Age: said of any period of life.
  • n. Old age; senility; also, an old person.
  • n. An age; an indefinitely long period of time.
  • n. Time.
  • n. Former ages; old times; antiquity.

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

  • n. a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises
  • n. a late time of life


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English elde, from Old English ieldu, eldo, ieldo ("age, period of time; period; time of life, years; mature or old age, eld; an age of the world, era, epoch"), from Proto-Germanic *aldīn (“eld, age”), from Proto-Germanic *aldaz (“grown up, mature, old”), from Proto-Germanic *alanan (“to grow, breed, nourish”), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (“to raise, feed”). Cognate with Scots eild ("age"), North Frisian jelde ("age"), German Älte ("age"), Danish ælde ("eld, age"), Icelandic elli ("eld, age"). Related also to Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌳𐍃 (alds, "generation, age"), Old English alan ("to grow up, nourish"). More at old.


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