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Definition of the adjective age-old

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  1. belonging to or lasting from times long ago
    • example: age-old customs
    • synonym of age-old: antique
    • similar: old

Alternative definition of the adjective age-old


  1. very old; having existed for a long time; ancient or well-established

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Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

timeless; eternal, age-old adj very old; ancient. < ultimately Latin aevum lifetime . agenda (a'djenda) n a list of items to be dealt with at a meeting. < Latin: things to be done, from agere to do. agent('eid33nt)n1 a person who acts on behalf of ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

age-old adj. very old. agglomerate v. /uh-glom-uh- rayt/ (agglomerates, agglomerating, agglomerated) collect or form into a mass. n.

Google previewCambridge Academic Content Dictionary Reference Book with CD-ROM (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

Age-old is a literary word for stories, beliefs, customs, etc., which are very old. It's an age-old story of love and betrayal. PREVIOUS /ould/ adj \-erl-esl only] from a previous time or a period in the past; FORMER EARLIER o Our old house in ...

Google previewCambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (2008)

by Cambridge University Press

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Small photo of Solovetsky Islands, Russia - June 18, 2010: Old age-old monastery, which has existed here for centuries. In Soviet times there was a terrible Solovki prison camp. More...

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We are so captivated by and entangled in our subjective consciousness that we have forgotten the age-old fact that God speaks chiefly through dreams and visions. (Carl Gustav Jung)
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