Ole vs. Old

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  • Ole (interjection)

    An interjection used to stir up excitement.

  • Ole (adjective)

    eye dialect of old

    “D’you see the ole guy sitting over there?”

  • Old (adjective)

    Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.

    “an old abandoned building;”

    “an old friend”

  • Old (adjective)

    Of a living being, having lived for most of the expected years.

    “a wrinkled old man”

  • Old (adjective)

    Of an item that has been used and so is not new unused.

    “I find that an old toothbrush is good to clean the keyboard with.”

  • Old (adjective)

    Having existed or lived for the specified time.

    “How old are they? She’s five years old and he’s seven. We also have a young teen and a two-year-old child.”

    “My great-grandfather lived to be a hundred and one years old.”

  • Old (adjective)

    Of an earlier time.

  • Old (adjective)

    Of a perishable item, having existed for most, or more than its shelf life.

    “an old loaf of bread”

  • Old (adjective)

    Former, previous.

    “My new car is not as good as my old one.”

    “a school reunion for Old Etonians”

  • Old (adjective)

    That is no longer in existence.

    “The footpath follows the route of an old railway line.”

  • Old (adjective)

    Obsolete; out-of-date.

    “That is the old way of doing things; now we do it this way.”

  • Old (adjective)


    “Your constant pestering is getting old.”

  • Old (adjective)

    Said of subdued colors, particularly reds, pinks and oranges, as if they had faded over time.

  • Old (adjective)

    A grammatical intensifier, often used in describing something positive. (Mostly in idioms like good old, big old and little old, any old and some old.)

    “We’re having a good old time.”

    “My next car will be a big old SUV.”

    “My wife makes the best little old apple pie in Texas.”

  • Old (adjective)

    Excessive, abundant.

  • Old (noun)

    People who are old; old beings; the older generation, taken as a group.

    “A civilised society should always look after the old in the community.”

  • Ole (adjective)


    “that ole truck of my daddy’s”

  • Ole (interjection)


  • Old (adjective)

    having lived for a long time; no longer young

    “the old man lay propped up on cushions”

  • Old (adjective)

    made or built long ago

    “the old quarter of the town”

  • Old (adjective)

    possessed or used for a long time

    “he gave his old clothes away”

  • Old (adjective)

    boring or tiresome, especially as a result of repetition or overfamiliarity

    “I wish she’d shut up—it’s getting old”

  • Old (adjective)

    having the characteristics or showing the signs of age

    “he complained of being old beyond his years”

  • Old (adjective)

    belonging to the past; former

    “valuation under the old rating system was inexact”

  • Old (adjective)

    used to refer to a thing which has been replaced by something similar

    “we moved back into our old house”

  • Old (adjective)

    dating from far back; long-established or known

    “we greeted each other like old friends”

    “I get sick of the same old routine”

  • Old (adjective)

    denoting someone who formerly attended a specified school

    “an old Etonian”

  • Old (adjective)

    (of a form of a language) as used in former or earliest times.

  • Old (adjective)

    of a specified age

    “a seven-month-old baby”

    “he was fourteetn years old”

  • Old (adjective)

    a person or animal of the age specified

    “a nineteen-year-old”

  • Old (adjective)

    used to express affection, familiarity, or contempt

    “good old Mum”

    “I didn’t like playing with silly old dolls”

Oxford Dictionary

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