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Old Adjective Synonyms
long-standing, well-established, enduring, lasting, age-old, time-honoured
It is hard to see an old friendship die.

dear, beloved, loved, esteemed, valued, precious, well-known, intimate, close, familiar
Penelope is an old friend of the family's.

experienced, veteran, practiced, (well-)versed, knowledgeable, proficient, accomplished, adept, skilled, expert, old-time
Charles is an old hand at steam engines.

former, olden, bygone, early, primordial, primitive
In the old days, it took a week to travel from London to Edinburgh.

time-worn, decayed, dilapidated, ramshackle, disintegrated, crumbling, shabby, worn out, dusty, broken-down, tumbledown, disused, unused, cast off, cast aside
They have torn down the old mill near the river.

previous, preceding, prior, former, quondam, erstwhile, one-time, ex-
The West End was my old stamping-ground when I lived in London.

Old Adverb Synonyms
ancient, antiquated, antediluvian, fossil, prehistoric, Noachian, obsolete, antique, outdated, out of date, old-time, dated, archaic, stale, out-moded, passe, Ogygian
The archaeological dig has turned up some interesting old artefacts.

Old Noun Synonyms
elderly, ageing, aged, advanced in years or age, long-lived, past one's prime, grey, full of years, getting on (in years), hoary, superannuated, over the hill, past it
Bill is too old to continue working in the mine.

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Old English

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Old Crop

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Monetary Gold

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