Definition of of old in English:

of old


  • 1In or belonging to the past.

    ‘he was more reticent than of old’
    • ‘Every Tuesday night, people ramble in for the music and chat and to see the cottage as in days of old.’
    • ‘As the second half proceeded Tyrone players started to play with the flare and skill of old.’
    • ‘The threat is that the multicultural divisions of old become battle lines.’
    • ‘He bulled forward like the heavyweight boxer of old, scoring nine times in eight climactic games.’
    • ‘In days of old, High Sheriffs had the authority to raise an army and even order executions of convicts.’
    • ‘They played some great football and looked like the team of old that was back to themselves.’
    • ‘I look through the squad and don't see the quality of old, in particular when I look at their attack.’
    • ‘Then there was Sonia, from the word go it was obvious she was not the Sonia of old, yet she gave it a go.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats were behaving more like the Labour Party of old.’
    • ‘After this year, the tatty old displays of old just won't be good enough.’
    bygone, past, former, olden, of old, remote, previous, early, earlier, earliest
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  • 2For a long time.

    ‘they knew him of old’