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old old adj. (old∙er, old∙est) ›› AGE 年龄 1. be... years, months, etc. old of a particular age • 具体年龄;(多少)岁;年纪:
»The baby was only a few hours old.
婴儿才出生几个小时。
»In those days most people left school when they were only fifteen years old.
那时候,大多数人上学只上到十五岁。
»At thirty years old, he was already earning £40 000 a year.
他三十岁时已拿到 4 万英镑的年薪了。
»two fourteen-year-old boys
两个十四岁的男孩
»a class for five-year-olds (= children who are five)
为五岁儿童开的班
»I didnˈt think she was old enough for the responsibility.
我认为她尚年轻,不足以担当此任。
»How old is this building?
这座建筑已有多少年了?
»Heˈs the oldest player in the team.
他是队里年龄最大的队员。
»Sheˈs much older than me.
她的年龄比我大得多。
›› NOT YOUNG 不年轻 2. having lived for a long time; no longer young • 老的;年纪大的;不年轻的:
»to get / grow old
上年纪了
»The old man lay propped up on cushions.
老人靠在垫子上躺着。
»She was a woman grown old before her time (= who looked older than she was).
她显得未老先衰。
【OPP】 young 3. the old noun [pl.] old people • 老年人:
»The old feel the cold more than the young.
老年人比年轻人怕冷。
›› NOT NEW 旧 4. having existed or been used for a long time • 存在(或使用)时间长的;陈旧的;古老的:
»old habits
旧习惯
»He always gives the same old excuses.
他总是找那些老掉牙的藉口。
»This carpetˈs getting pretty old now.
这块地毯现在已经很旧了。
【OPP】 new 5. [only before noun] former; belonging to past times or a past time in your life • 过去的;从前的:
»Things were different in the old days.
从前的情况可不一样。
»I went back to visit my old school.
我回去拜访了母校。
»Old and Middle English
古英语和中古英语
6. [only before noun] used to refer to sth that has been replaced by sth else • (用于指称被替代的东西) 原来的,原先的:
»We had more room in our old house.
我们原先的房子比较宽敞。
【OPP】 new 7. [only before noun] known for a long time • 相识时间长的;结识久的:
»Sheˈs an old friend of mine (= I have known her for a long time).
她是我的一个老朋友。
»Weˈre old rivals.
我们是老对头。
--› compare recent ›› GOOD OLD / POOR OLD 可爱;可恶 8. [only before noun] (informal) used to show affection or a lack of respect • (表示亲昵或不拘礼节):
»Good old Dad!
可爱的老爸!
»You poor old thing!
你这可怜的家伙!
»I hate her, the silly old cow!
我恨她,那个笨蛋老女人!
【IDIOMS】 ˈany old how •(informal) in a careless or untidy way • 随便地;凌乱地:
»The books were piled up all over the floor any old how.
地板上书堆得乱七八糟的,到处都是。
ˈany old... •(informal) any item of the type mentioned (used when it is not important which particular item is chosen) • 任何一个;随便哪个:
»Any old room would have done.
随便哪间屋子都行。
as old as the ˈhills • very old; ancient • 古老的;悠久的 for ˈold timesˈ sake • if you do sth for old timesˈ sake, you do it because it is connected with sth good that happened to you in the past • 看在旧日的情分上;念及老交情 the ˈgood / ˈbad old days • an earlier period of time in your life or in history that is seen as better / worse than the present • 往昔的好/苦日子:
»That was in the bad old days of rampant inflation.
那是在物价飞涨、生活艰难的往昔。
of ˈold •(formal or literary) in or since past times • 在往昔;以前:
»in days of old
从前
»We know him of old (= we have known him for a long time).
我们认识他很久了。
old ˈboy, ˈchap, ˈman, etc. • (old-fashioned, BrE, informal) used by older men of the middle and upper classes as a friendly way of addressing another man • (中上阶层男子对其他男子的友好称呼)老兄,伙计,哥们儿 old enough to be sbˈs ˈfather / ˈmother •(disapproving) very much older than sb (especially used to suggest that a romantic or sexual relationship between the ten people is not appropriate) • 论年龄足以当某人的爹/娘(尤指双方在爱情或性关系方面不相配) old enough to know ˈbetter • old enough to behave in a more sensible way than you actually did • 已长大,该懂事了 (have) an old head on young ˈshoulders • used to describe a young person who acts in a more sensible way than you would expect for a person of their age • 年轻老练;少年老成 the (ˌsame) old ˈstory • what usually happens • 惯常的事情;(仍旧是)那么回事:
»Itˈs the same old story of a badly managed project with inadequate funding.
又是一桩资金短缺、经营不善的老故事。
an old ˈwivesˈ tale •(disapproving) an old idea or belief that has been proved not to be scientific • 不经之谈;不科学的陈腐思想 six of the ˈold school • an old-fashioned person who likes to do things as they were done in the past • 守旧的人;保守派人物 --› see also old school --› more at chip n., fool n., grand adj., heave-ho , high adj., money , ripe , settle v., teach , tough adj., trick n.
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[әuld]
adj. 年老的, 老的, ...歲的, 陳舊的, 古老的

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