old as in (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
"his mother is very old"
"a ripe old age"
"how old are you?"
old as in of long duration
old as in (used for emphasis) very familiar
"good old boy"
"same old story"
old as in skilled through long experience
"an old offender"
"the older soldiers"
older advanced in years; used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son; skilled through long experience
old as in belonging to some prior time
"our former glory"
"the once capital of the state"
"her quondam lover"
old as in very good
"he did a bully job"
"a neat sports car"
"had a great time at the party"
"you look simply smashing"
"we had a grand old time"
bang-up very good
bully very good; be bossy towards; discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; a cruel and brutal fellow ; a hired thug
corking very good
cracking very good; a sudden sharp noise; the act of cracking something ; the process whereby heavy molecules of naphtha or petroleum are broken down into hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight (especially in the oil-refining process)
dandy very good; a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance ; a sailing vessel with two masts
greata person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field; relatively large in size or number or extent; of major significance or importance; remarkable or out of the ordinary in degree or magnitude or effect; very good; uppercase; in an advanced stage of pregnancy
groovy very good; (British informal) very chic
keenexpress grief verbally; a funeral lament sung with loud wailing ; having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; intense or sharp; very good; painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; having a sharp cutting edge or point
neat clean or organized; showing care in execution; free from clumsiness; superficially impressive, but lacking depth and attention to the true complexities of a subject; very good; (of an alcoholic drink) without water
nifty very good
peachy very good; of something resembling a peach in color
slap-up very good
swell very good; the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea ; a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor) ; a crescendo followed by a decrescendo ; a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance ; increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; expand abnormally; come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); come up, as of a liquid; cause to become swollen
smashing very good; the act of breaking something into small pieces
old as in of a very early stage in development
"Old English is also called Anglo Saxon"
"Old High German is High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century"
Old past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old') ; (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; of long duration; (used for emphasis) very familiar; skilled through long experience; belonging to some prior time; very good; of a very early stage in development; just preceding something else in time or order
old as in just preceding something else in time or order