Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word old. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in old.
Definitions and meaning of old
ol', ol, ole
From Middle Englishold, ald, from Old Englishald, eald(“old, aged, ancient, antique, primeval”), from Proto-Germanic*aldaz(“grown-up”), originally a participle form, from Proto-Indo-European*h₂eltós(“grown, tall, big”). Cognate with Scotsauld(“old”), North Frisianool, ual, uul(“old”), Saterland Frisianoold(“old”), West Frisianâld(“old”), Dutchoud(“old”), Low Germanold(“old”), Germanalt(“old”), Swedishäldre(“older, elder”), Icelandiceldri(“older, elder”), Latinaltus(“high, tall, grown big, lofty”). Related to eld.
(UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊld/, /ˈɔʊld/, /ˈɒʊld/
(US) enPR: ōld, IPA(key): /ˈoʊld/
old (comparativeolderorelder, superlative(US, dialectal)oldermostoroldestoreldest)
Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time.
Of a living being, having lived for most of the expected years.
Of a perishable item, having existed for most, or more than its shelf life.
Having been used and thus no longer new or unused.
Having existed or lived for the specified time.
(heading)Of an earlier time.
1994, Michael Grumley, Life Drawing
But over my old life, a new life had formed.
That is no longer in existence.
1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, p. 37:
Adrian thought it worth while to try out his new slang. ‘I say, you fellows, here's a rum go. Old Biffo was jolly odd this morning. He gave me a lot of pi-jaw about slacking and then invited me to tea. No rotting! He did really.’
(Britain) Being a graduate or alumnus of a school, especially a public school.
Tiresome after prolonged repetition.
Said of subdued colors, particularly reds, pinks and oranges, as if they had faded over time.
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.)
(obsolete) Excessive, abundant.
1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 5 Scene 2:
URSULA: Madam, you must come to your uncle. Yonder's old coil at home: it is proved, my Lady Hero hath been falsely accused, the prince and Claudio mightily abused;
(having existed for a long period of time):ancient, long in the tooth; see also Thesaurus:old
(having lived for many years):aged, ageing / aging, elderly, long in the tooth, on in years; see also Thesaurus:elderly
(having existed or lived for the specified time):aged, of age
(former):erstwhile, ex-, former, one-time, past; see also Thesaurus:former
(out-of-date):antiquated, obsolete(of words), outdated; see also Thesaurus:obsolete
(having existed for a long period of time):brand new, fresh, new
(having lived for many years):young
(former):current, latest, new
(with the, invariable plural only) 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.
(slang) A person older than oneself, especially an adult in relation to a teenager.
(slang, most often plural) One's parents.
I had to sneak out to meet my girlfriend and tell the olds I was going to the library.
DLO, DOL, Dol, LDO, LOD, Lo'd, LoD, Lod, dol, lod
IPA(key): /ɔlˀ/, [ˈʌlˀ]
From Old Norseǫld, from Proto-Germanic*aldiz, cognate with Gothic𐌰𐌻𐌳𐍃(alds).
oldc (singular definiteolden, not used in plural form)
(archaic)period, age, generation
1813, N.F.S. Grundtvig, Kristjan den sjette, in: Poetiske Skrifter, vol. 3, p. 306
1805, Adam Oehleschläger, Isefjorden / https://kalliope.org/da/text/oehlenschlaeger2019020350
1891, Holger Drachmann, Vildt og tæmmet, 299
“Old,1” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog
Clipping of oldtidskundskab.
ClassicalCivilization(a course in secondary school)
“old” in Den Danske Ordbog
German Low German
oold, ol, olt
From Middle Low Germanôlt. The A became an O through the effect of the velarised L in the same manner as in Dutchoud.
Cognate with Englishold, Dutchoud, Germanalt, West Frisianâld.
old (comparativeöller, superlativeöllst)
→ German: oll
From Proto-Uralic*aŋa-(“to loosen, open (up), untie”) + -d(frequentative suffix).
(transitive) to solve
(transitive) to untie
(With verbal prefixes):
old in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.