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old /ˈoʊld/, /ˈəʊld/
  • of a living being: having lived for relatively many years
  • of an object, concept, etc: having existed for a relatively long period of time
  • former
  • having existed or lived for the specified time
  • (of an item) used, not new
  • tiresome
alt alt
old man
  • elderly man
das Alter (Pl.: die Alter) {m} ˈaltɐ, ˈaltn̩
der Greis (Pl.: die Greise) {m} ɡʁaɪ̯s
Väterchen
alter Mann
old age
  • latter part of life
das Alter (Pl.: die Alter) {m} ˈaltɐ, ˈaltn̩
hohes Alter
old-fashioned
  • preferring the customs of earlier times
altmodisch ˈaltˌmoːdɪʃ
old-fashioned
  • outdated or no longer in vogue
altmodisch ˈaltˌmoːdɪʃ
altväterisch
altväterlich
antiquiert ˌantiˈkviːɐ̯t
unmodern ˈʊnmoˌdɛʁn
unzeitgemäß ˈʊnˌt͡saɪ̯tɡəˌmɛːs
Old English
  • ancestor language of modern English
Altenglisch
Angelsächsisch
altenglische Sprache
angelsächsische Sprache
oldness /əʊldnəs/
  • state of being old
das Alter (Pl.: die Alter) {m} ˈaltɐ, ˈaltn̩
Old Testament
  • first half of the Christian Bible
Altes Testament
Old High German
  • Old High German
Althochdeutsch
Old High German
  • Old High German
althochdeutsch ˈʔalthoːxˌdɔɪ̯tʃ
Old Prussian
  • of or pertaining to the Old Prussian language or people
altpreußisch ˈaltˌpʁɔɪ̯sɪʃ
Old Norse
  • language of Scandinavia before 1400 }}
Altnordisch {n} ˈaltˌnɔʁdɪʃ, ˈaltˌnɔʁdɪʃə
Old Slavonic
  • Old Church Slavonic
Altkirchenslawisch
Old Slavonic
  • Proto-Slavic
Urslawisch
Old French
  • French language from 9th to the early 14th century
Altfranzösisch
Old Prussian
  • member of the Baltic tribe that inhabited Prussia
der Pruße (Pl.: die Prußen) {m} pʁuːsə
Prußin
Old Saxon
  • the Old Saxon language
Altsächsisch {n} ˈʔaltˌzɛksɪʃ, ˈʔaltˌzɛksɪʃə
old town
  • older historical part of a town or city
(das) Altstadt (Pl.: <div> — </div>) {f} ˈaltʃtat
old wives' tale
  • rumour, myth or superstition
das Ammenmärchen (Pl.: die Ammenmärchen) {n} ˈamənˌmɛːɐ̯çən
old hand
  • experienced person at certain activity
alter Hase {m} ˈaltɐ ˈhaːzə
-year-old /-jiːɹˌoʊld/
  • suffix used to indicate the age of something or someone, in terms of years
-jährig
Old Catholic
  • pertaining to a group of churches that split from the Roman Catholic Church
altkatholisch ˈaltkaˌtoːlɪʃ
christkatholisch
old-timer
  • one who has been around for a long time or has a great deal of experience
alter Hase {m} ˈaltɐ ˈhaːzə
Old Prussian
  • the Old Prussian language
Altpreußisch
Old Irish
  • language
Altirisch
Old Persian
  • Translations
Altpersisch
Old Frisian
  • the Old Frisian language
Altfriesisch
Old World
  • The Eastern Hemisphere, especially Europe and the Near East
Alte Welt
Old Latin
  • Translations
Altlatein
Altlateinisch
Frühlatein
old lady Alte {f} ˈaltə, ˈaltn̩
old salt alter Fahrensmann {m} ˈaltɐ ˈfaːʁənsˌman
grow old altern ˈaltɐn
old goat der Gockel (Pl.: die Gockel) {m} ˈɡɔkl̩
very old uralt ˈuːɐ̯ˌʔalt
old as the hills steinalt ˈʃtaɪ̯nʔalt, ˈʃtaɪ̯nˈʔalt
old man's pepper die Schafgarbe (Pl.: die Schafgarben) {f} ˈʃaːfˌɡaʁbə
scruffy old shoe die Latsche (Pl.: die Latschen) {f} ˈlat͡ʃə, ˈlaːt͡ʃə
be a sly old dog es faustdick hinter den Ohren haben ɛs ˈfaʊ̯stˌdɪk ˌhɪntɐ deːn ˈoːʁən ˈhaːbn̩
old people's home das Altenheim (Pl.: die Altenheime) {n} ˈaltn̩ˌhaɪ̯m
Old Church Slavic Altkirchenslawisch {n} ˈaltˌkɪʁçn̩slaːvɪʃ
wizened old woman die Hutzel (Pl.: die Hutzeln) {f} ˈhʊt͡sl̩
old boys' network der Klüngel (Pl.: die Klüngel) {m} ˈklʏŋl̩
wisdom of old age die Altersweisheit (Pl.: die Altersweisheiten) {f} ˈaltɐsˌvaɪ̯shaɪ̯t
old bag der Besen (Pl.: die Besen) {m} ˈbeːzn̩
any old x-beliebig ˌɪksbəˈliːbɪç
old tar alter Fahrensmann {m} ˈaltɐ ˈfaːʁənsˌman
Old Greek altgriechisch ˈaltˌɡʁiːçɪʃ
Old Low German Altsächsisch {n} ˈʔaltˌzɛksɪʃ, ˈʔaltˌzɛksɪʃə
eight-year-old Achtjährige {f} ˈaxtˌjɛːʁɪɡə
Old Turkic alttürkisch ˈaltˌtʏʁkɪʃ
Old Danish altdänisch ˈaltˌdɛːnɪʃ
old school oldschool ˈɔʊ̯ldˌskuːl
old-school oldschool ˈɔʊ̯ldˌskuːl
old German altdeutsch ˈaltdɔɪ̯t͡ʃ
Old Europe altes Europa {n} ˈaltəs ɔɪ̯ˈʁoːpaˑ
Old Occitan Altokzitanisch {n} ˈaltʔɔkt͡siˌtaːnɪʃ
sly old fox der Fuchs (Pl.: die Füchse) {m} fʊks
Old Swabian altschwäbisch ˈaltˌʃvɛːbɪʃ
Old Turkish Alttürkisch ˈalttʏʁkɪʃ
Old Frankish Altfränkisch {n} ˈaltˌfʁɛŋkɪʃ, ˈaltˌfʁɛŋkɪʃə
two year old zwei t͡svaɪ̯
old building der Altbau (Pl.: die Altbauten) {m} ˈaltˌbaʊ̯
old bachelor der Hagestolz (Pl.: die Hagestolze) {m} ˈhaːɡəˌʃtɔlt͡s
how old are you /haʊ ˈoʊld ɑɹ ˌju/, /haʊ ˈəʊld ɑː(ɹ) ˌjuː/
  • what is your age in years
wie alt bist du?
wie alt sind Sie?
old woman
  • elderly woman
alte Frau
Alte {f} ˈaltə, ˈaltn̩
die Greisin (Pl.: die Greisinnen) {f} ˈɡʁaɪ̯zɪn
old fart
  • pejorative: elderly person
alter Knacker
alter Sack
alter Scheißer
Old East Slavic
  • language
Altostslawisch
Altrussisch
Old Armenian
  • language
Altarmenisch
same old story
  • the repetition of an annoying occurrence
die selbe Leier
old-growth forest
  • forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance
Primärwald
Old Believer
  • believer in Orthodoxy as it was before reforms
Altgläubige
Altgläubiger {m} ˈaltˌɡlɔɪ̯bɪɡɐ
Old Portuguese
  • Portuguese language from 13th to 16th centuries
Altportugiesisch
old maid
  • card game
Schwarzer Peter
old moon
  • phase of moon when it is waning
  • the moon when it is waning
Altmond
Old Spanish
  • the Old Spanish language
Altspanisch
Old Chinese
  • Chinese language
Altchinesisch
Old Norwegian
  • the Old Norse language of Norway
Altnorwegisch
Old Dutch
  • language
Altniederländisch
old gold
  • a brownish gold colour
Altgold
-hour-old
  • suffix used to indicate the age of something or someone, in terms of hours
-stündig
Old Georgian
  • Language
Altgeorgisch
old money
  • families that have been wealthy for generations
alter Geldadel
Old Swedish
  • language
Altschwedisch
Old Korean
  • Language
Altkoreanisch
Old Japanese
  • the Old Japanese language
Altjapanisch
Old Catalan
  • the language
Altkatalanisch
Old Kingdom
  • Egypt from the 3rd Dynasty through the 6th
Altes Reich
Old Egyptian
  • Old Egyptian
Altägyptisch
Old Icelandic
  • the Old Norse language of Iceland
Altisländisch
wrinkled old woman die Hutzel (Pl.: die Hutzeln) {f} ˈhʊt͡sl̩
poverty in old age die Altersarmut (Pl.: <div> — </div>) {f} ˈaltɐsˌʔaʁmuːt
old-age pension das Ruhegeld (Pl.: die Ruhegelder) {n} ˈʁuːəˌɡɛlt
old folk's home das Altersheim (Pl.: die Altersheime) {n} ˈaltɐsˌhaɪ̯m
old-age poverty die Altersarmut (Pl.: <div> — </div>) {f} ˈaltɐsˌʔaʁmuːt
thirty-year-old dreißigjährig ˈdʁaɪ̯sɪçˌjɛːʁɪç
old apartment die Altbauwohnung (Pl.: die Altbauwohnungen) {f} ˈaltˌbaʊ̯ˌvoːnʊŋ
old face type die Antiqua (Pl.: <div> — </div>) {f} anˈtiːkva
to be old hat ein alter Hut sein aɪ̯n ˈaltɐ huːt zaɪ̯n
old lady
  • informal: elderly woman
die Hexe (Pl.: die Hexen) {f} ˈhɛksə
Old World vulture
  • large scavenging bird
der Geier (Pl.: die Geier) {m} ˈɡaɪ̯ɐ
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