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Old (of things)

aged

adjective

very old

ageing

adjective

an ageing machine, vehicle, or building is too old and no longer useful

age-old

adjective

very old

aging

the American spelling of ageing

ancestor

noun

an earlier form from which something modern has developed

ancient

adjective

very old

antediluvian

adjective

very old or old-fashioned

antiquated

adjective

too old or too old-fashioned to be useful

antique

adjective

old and valuable

antiquity

noun

the state of being extremely old

archaic

adjective

old and no longer used

battered

adjective

old and slightly damaged

beat-up

adjective

old and in bad condition

clapped-out

adjective

old and in bad condition, or no longer effective

decrepit

adjective

old and no longer in good condition

dilapidated

adjective

a dilapidated building, vehicle, or system is old and in bad condition

down-at-heel

adjective

looking old and no longer in good condition

elderly

adjective

used about a car or machine that looks old-fashioned or does not work as well as it used to

fleabitten

adjective

old, dirty, and unpleasant

historic

adjective

a historic place is important because it is old and interesting or impressive

historic

adjective

historic objects are old and of historical importance

mangy

adjective

old and dirty

moth-eaten

adjective

old and in bad condition

museum piece

noun

someone or something that is considered to be very old-fashioned, especially a machine or a piece of equipment

old

adjective

someone or something that is old has lived a long time

old

adjective

something that is old has existed or been used for a long time

old

adjective

used for describing something that existed, happened, or was used in the past

old

adjective

used for referring to something that has been replaced by a newer thing of the same type

old

adjective

used with the names of towns and countries, for referring to the oldest part or to the way it was in the past

oldie

noun

someone or something that is old, especially a song or film

oldish

adjective

neither very old, nor very young or new

outdated

adjective

old and no longer suitable for modern purposes, methods, or situations

out-of-date

adjective

old and no longer suitable for modern processes, purposes, or methods

out-of-date

adjective

no longer legal or safe because an officially stated date has passed

out-of-date

adjective

containing information that is no longer correct because it is old and things have changed

period

adjective

typical of a particular historical time

ratty

adjective

old and in bad condition

relic

noun

something such as a system or rule that remains from an earlier time or situation

rickety

adjective

a rickety structure or piece of furniture is likely to break if you put any weight on it, often because it is old

shabby

adjective

old and in bad condition

tatty

adjective

old and in bad condition

throwback

noun

someone or something that seems to belong to an earlier period of time or that makes you think of an earlier period of time

time-worn

adjective

damaged or spoiled by being used a lot or by becoming old

traditional

adjective

relating to or based on very old customs, beliefs, or stories

venerable

adjective

very old

vintage

adjective

a vintage object or vehicle is old, but is kept in good condition because it is interesting or attractive

worn

adjective

something that is worn looks old and damaged because it has been used a lot

worn out

adjective

too old or damaged to use any longer

a survival from

something old that has continued to exist, especially when other things from the same period have disappeared or been forgotten

grand old

old, well known, and usually popular

of old

used for describing people and things from long ago in the past

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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