from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An elderly person.
  • noun A person with considerable tenure or experience in a given place or activity; a veteran.
  • noun Something very old or antiquated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who retains the views and customs of former days; an old person who clings to habits and modes of thought now obsolete.
  • noun One who has long occupied a given place or position; one who has grown old in a place, profession, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who has been around for a long time or has a great deal of experience; a veteran.

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

  • noun an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
  • noun an elderly man


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