Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun The state of being old; age.

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

  • noun the opposite of youngness
  • noun the quality of being old; the opposite of newness

Etymologies

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Old English ealdnes, corresponding to old +‎ -ness.

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