- age-old ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having existed for a very long time.
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age-old — adj having existed for a very long time an age old tradition/practice/custom etc BrE ▪ age old customs ▪ the age old problem of sexual discrimination … Dictionary of contemporary English
age-old — (adj.) 1896, from AGE (Cf. age) (n.) + OLD (Cf. old) … Etymology dictionary
age-old — adjective only before noun very old: the age old problem of poverty … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
age-old — [āj′ōld΄] adj. ages old; centuries old; ancient … English World dictionary
age-old — adj. 1. 1 of very long duration Syn: ancient [WordNet 1.5] 4. having reached a desired or final condition as a result of standing for a period of time; of wines, whiskey, fruit, or cheeses. Note: As a result of having been aged, the product may… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
age-old — age′ old adj. ancient; from time immemorial • Etymology: 1900–05 … From formal English to slang
age-old — adjective very old; having existed for a long time; ancient or well established They still make pottery by hand, in the age old tradition. Syn: antediluvian, old as the hills, old as Adam … Wiktionary
age-old — ADJ: usu ADJ n An age old story, tradition, or problem has existed for many generations or centuries. [WRITTEN] This age old struggle for control had led to untold bloody wars. Syn: ancient … English dictionary
age-old — adjective having existed for a very long time: age old customs | It s nothing new. It s an age old problem … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
age-old — UK / US adjective [only before noun] very old the age old problem of poverty … English dictionary