English dictionary


old |oʊld| — past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')

old-fashioned |oʊl ˈfæʃənd| — out of fashion

old-hat |ˈəʊldhæt| — repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse

old-maidish |oʊl ˈmeɪdɪʃ| — primly fastidious

old-time |ˈoʊl taɪm| — attractively old-fashioned (but not necessarily authentic)

old-timer |ˈoʊldˈtɑɪmər| — an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service

old-world |ˈoʊld wɝːld| — characteristic of former times especially in Europe

olden |ˈoʊldən| — relating to time long past

older |ˈoʊldə| — advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)

oldish |ˈoʊldɪʃ| — somewhat elderly

oldness  — the opposite of youngness

oldster |ˈoʊldstər| — an elderly person

oleaginous |ˌoʊliˈædʒɪnəs| — unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

oleander |ˌoʊliˈændər| — an ornamental but poisonous flowering shrub having narrow evergreen leaves and clusters of fragrant white to pink or red flowers: native to East Indies but widely cultivated in warm regions

oleaster |ˌoliˈæstər| — any of several shrubs of the genus Elaeagnus having silver-white twigs and yellow flowers followed by olivelike fruits

oleomargarine |ˌoʊliːoʊˈmɑːrdʒərɪn| — a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

olfactory |ɑːlˈfæktəri| — of or relating to olfaction

olibanum |ɒˈlɪbənəm| — an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation

oligarch |ˈɑːləɡɑːrk| — one of the rulers in an oligarchy

oligarchic |ˌɑːləˈɡɑːrkɪk| — of or relating to or supporting or characteristic of an oligarchy

oligarchical  — of or relating to or supporting or characteristic of an oligarchy

oligarchy |ˈɑːləɡɑːrki| — a political system governed by a few people

olive |ˈɑːlɪv| — small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil

ology |ˈɑːlədʒi| — an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge

olympiad |əˈlɪmpiæd| — one of the four-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC

Olympian |əˈlɪmpiən| — an athlete who participates in the Olympic games

Olympic |əˈlɪmpɪk| — of or relating to the Olympic Games

Olympics |oˈlɪmpɪks| — the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country

Olympus |əˈlimpəs| — a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)