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[eyj-ohld] /ˈeɪdʒˌoʊld/
ancient; from time immemorial:
an age-old tradition.
Origin of age-old
1900-05 Unabridged
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  • Some cultures have age-old traditions that introduce babies to the community by way of a naming ceremony.
  • He loved the age-old mysteries surrounding the nature of matter, time and space at the heart of cosmology and metaphysics.
  • In the age-old cultural ebb and flow between city and country, the city has made a remarkable turnaround.
  • Most scholars takes seriously the age-old system of mentoring and apprenticeship that make up doctoral education.
  • There's an age-old sportswriter dictum that commands no cheering from the press box.
  • The lack of rigidity that comes with this age-old design is mitigated here.
  • Speedo is giving top-tier swimmers a new weapon in that age-old fight, one it claims pushes the frontiers of swimwear.
  • It's an age-old dilemma, one that's not too easy to conquer.
  • In remote corners of the globe, some tribes struggle to keep their age-old ways of life.
  • Many have attempted to answer this age-old question, but none has succeeded.
British Dictionary definitions for age-old


very old or of long duration; ancient
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for age-old

1896, from age (n.) + old.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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