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Old English pattern
a spoon pattern having a stem curving backward at the end. [1905-10] * * *
Old English sheepdog
one of an English breed of large working dogs having a long, shaggy, gray or blue-merle and white coat that hangs over the eyes, and a bobbed tail, originally developed to drive ...
Old Etonians
➡ Eton * * *
Old Faithful
one of the best known geysers of Yellowstone National Park. [so named because of the longevity and regularity of its activity] * * * ▪ geyser, Wyoming, United States  most ...
old fart
fart (def. 2). * * *
old fashioned
(sometimes caps.) a cocktail made with whiskey, bitters, water, and sugar, and garnished with citrus-fruit slices and a cherry. [1900-05] * * *
old fellow
Chiefly Brit. See old chap. [1810-20] * * *
old field
land no longer under cultivation because the fertility of the soil has been exhausted. [1625-35, Amer.] * * *
Old Flemish
the Flemish language before c1300. * * *
old fogy
—old-fogyish, old-fogeyish, adj. a person who is excessively old-fashioned in attitude, ideas, manners, etc. Also, old fogey. [1825-35] * * *
Old Folks at Home
a popular US song written in 1851 by Stephen Foster. It is now the official state song of Florida, and it begins:. Way down upon the Swanee River, Far, far away, There’s where ...
Old Franconian
the Franconian language before 1100; Frankish. * * *
Old French
the French language of the 9th through the 13th centuries. Abbr.: OF [1885-90] * * *
Old Frisian
the Frisian language before c1500. Abbr.: OFris * * *
old fustic
fustic (defs. 1-3). * * *
Old Glory
☆ Old Glory n. the flag of the United States * * * a popular name for the US flag, first used by William Driver, a ship’s captain from Massachusetts, in 1831. See also Stars ...
Old Glory.
See Stars and Stripes. * * *
old goat
Informal. 1. an elderly man who is disliked, esp. for being mean to or disapproving of younger people. 2. a lecherous man, esp. one considerably older than those to whom he is ...
old gold
a color ranging in hue from medium yellow to light olive brown. [1875-80] * * *
old growth
—old-growth, adj. 1. forest growth consisting of mature or overmature trees. 2. virgin timber. [1880-85] * * *
Old Guard
1. the imperial guard created in 1804 by Napoleon: it made the last French charge at Waterloo. 2. (in the U.S.) the conservative element of any political party, esp. the ...
Old Guardism
—Old Guardist. /gahr"duyz euhm/ political conservatism. [1940-45, Amer.; OLD GUARD + -ISM] * * *
old hand
a person who is experienced in or familiar with a subject, area, procedure, etc.: The guide you just hired is an old hand at leading safaris. [1775-85] * * *
Old Harbour
▪ Jamaica       town and Caribbean port, southern Jamaica, west of Kingston. Originally called Esquivel after its Spanish founder, it was once Spanish Town's second ...
Old Harry
Older Use. the devil; Satan. [1730-40] * * *
old hat
1. old-fashioned; dated. 2. trite from having long been used or known. [1745-55] * * *
Old Hickory
Old Hickory name for JACKSON1 Andrew * * *
Old High German
High German before 1100. Abbr.: OHG [1885-90] * * * ▪ dialect       any of the West Germanic dialects spoken in the highlands of southern Germany, Switzerland, and ...
Old Icelandic
Old Norse as used in Iceland. Abbr.: OIcel * * *
Old Indic
Old Indic n. 1. the group of Indo-European languages of ancient India including early and classical Sanskrit, as well as Pali and the earliest vernaculars (Prakrits) 2. Sanskrit ...
Old Ionic
epic (def. 9). [1885-90] * * *
Old Irish
the Irish language before c900. Abbr.: OIr [1885-90] * * *
Old Ironsides
the U.S. frigate Constitution (used as a nickname). * * * ▪ Primary Source “Old Ironsides”       In 1830 Oliver Wendell Holmes dedicated this poem to the ...
Old Italian
the Italian language of the 10th to the 14th centuries. Abbr.: OIt * * *
Old King Cole
a nursery rhyme which may refer to a legendary king of England in ancient times, or to an old man who enjoyed drinking, smoking and music. The full rhyme is: Old King Cole was a ...
Old Kingdom
the period in the history of ancient Egypt, 2780-2280 B.C., comprising the 3rd to 6th dynasties, characterized by the predominance of Memphis. Cf. Middle Kingdom, New ...
old lady
Informal. 1. a mother, usually one's own. 2. a wife. 3. a girlfriend or female lover, esp. a female lover with whom one cohabits. [1775-85] * * *
Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
/thred"need'l/ the Bank of England (used as a nickname). * * *
Old Latin
the Latin language in use from the earliest inscriptions to c100 B.C. Abbr.: OL, OL., O.L. [1885-90] * * *
Old Line State
Maryland (used as a nickname). * * *
Old Low Franconian
/frang koh"nee euhn/ a Low German dialect of the Franks of the lower Rhine valley before c1100. Also called Old Low Frankish. * * *
Old Low German
the language of the German lowlands before c1100. Abbr.: OLG * * *
Old Macdonald Had a Farm
an old children’s song. Each verse refers to a different animal on Old Macdonald’s farm and repeats the sound made by that animal and all the previous ones, so that the ...
old maid
1. Usually Disparaging and Offensive. an elderly or confirmed spinster. 2. a fussy, timid, prudish person. 3. Cards. a. a simple game, played with a deck having one card removed, ...
old man
Informal. 1. a father, usually one's own: His old man's letting him have the car for the prom. 2. a husband: The office is giving my old man a retirement party. 3. a boyfriend or ...
Old Man and the Sea, The
a novel (1952) by Ernest Hemingway. * * *
Old Man of the Sea
1. (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) an old man who clung to the shoulders of Sindbad the Sailor for many days and nights. 2. a burden, annoyance, care, or the like, from ...
old man of the woods
an edible, mild-tasting mushroom, Strobilomyces floccopus, occurring in coniferous woodlands of eastern North America. * * *
Old Man River
☆ Old Man River name for MISSISSIPPI (the river) * * *
old master
1. an eminent artist of an earlier period, esp. from the 15th to the 18th centuries. 2. a work by such an artist. [1945-50] * * *
old masters
➡ art galleries and art museums * * *
Old Milwaukee
➡ Pabst Brewing Company * * *
old mine cut
Jewelry. a brilliant cut, common in the 19th century, retaining a relatively high proportion of the original stone and having a large culet and small table compared to modern ...
old money
—old-money, adj. 1. inherited wealth, esp. wealth that confers status and social acceptance. 2. a family or forebears possessing such wealth. * * *
old moon
old moon n. the moon in its last quarter; waning crescent * * *
old moon.
See waning moon. [1580-90] * * *
Old Moore’s Almanack
a book published once a year in Britain which claims to predict the important events of the next year. It was first published in 1700 by Francis Moore, a London doctor and ...
Old Mother Hubbard
a nursery rhyme about an old woman trying to feed her dog. Many people in Britain know the first verse: Old Mother Hubbard, she went to the cupboard To get her poor dog a ...
Old National Gallery
▪ museum, Berlin, Germany German  Alte Nationalgalerie        art museum in Berlin, Ger., noted for its collection of 19th-century European painting and ...
Old Nick
Informal the devil; Satan. [1660-70] * * *
Old Norman French
Old Norman French n. NORMAN FRENCH (sense 1) * * *
Old Norse
the Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia. Abbr.: ON [1835-45] * * *
Old Norse language
Classical Germanic language used с 1150–1350, the literary language of the Icelandic sagas, skaldic poetry, and Eddas. The terms Old Norse and Old Icelandic are sometimes ...
Old North Church
the popular name for Christ Church, built in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1723. On 19 April 1775 Paul Revere waited for a signal in its tower to tell him the British army had been ...
Old North French
the dialect of Old French spoken in northern France. Abbr.: ONF [1925-30] * * *
Old Northwest.
See Northwest Territories. * * *
Old Orchard Beach
a resort town in S Maine. 6291. * * *
Old Palace of Westminster
➡ Palace of Westminster * * *
old people’s home
➡ old age * * *
Old Permic.
See under Permic. * * *
Old Persian
an ancient West Iranian language attested by cuneiform inscriptions. Abbr.: OPers * * *
Old Point Comfort
Historic point and part of the city of Hampton, southeastern Virginia, U.S. It is located at the entrance to Hampton Roads, opposite Norfolk. Named by the colonists of Jamestown ...
Old Pretender
Old Pretender name for STUART2 James Francis Edward * * * a nickname for James Stuart, who claimed the right to be the British king. A pretender is a person who claims ...
Old Pretender.
See Stuart, James Francis Edward. * * *
Old Provençal
the Provençal language as found in documents from the 11th to the 16th centuries. Abbr.: OPr * * *
Old Prussian
a Baltic language extinct since the 17th century. Abbr.: OPruss [1870-75] * * *
Old Prussian language
      West Baltic language extinct since the 17th century; it was spoken in the former German area of East Prussia (now in Poland and Russia). The poorly attested ...
Old Red Sandstone
▪ geology       thick sequence of Devonian (Devonian Period) rocks (formed from 416 million to 359.2 million years ago) that are continental rather than marine in origin ...
Old Ritualist
Raskolnik. [1880-85] * * *
old river
a river bed left dry because the river has changed its course. [1685-95, Amer.] * * *
Old Roman chant
▪ liturgical music       repertory of liturgical melodies written in Rome between the 11th and the 13th century and discovered about 1890.       The earliest of ...
old rose
—old-rose, adj. rose color with a purplish or grayish cast. [1880-85] * * *
Old Russian
Russian as used in documents before 1600. Abbr.: ORuss * * *
Old Saint Peter's Basilica
▪ historical church, Rome, Italy       first basilica of St. Peter's in Rome, a five-aisled basilican-plan church with apsed transept at the west end that was begun ...
Old Saxon
the Saxon dialect of Low German in use before c1100. Abbr.: OS * * *
Old Saxon language
also called  Old Low German,         earliest recorded form of Low German, spoken by the Saxon tribes between the Rhine and Elbe rivers and between the North Sea and the ...
Old Saybrook
▪ Connecticut, United States       town (township), Middlesex county, southern Connecticut, U.S. It lies on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Connecticut River. ...
old school
—old-school, adj. advocates or supporters of established custom or of conservatism: a military man of the old school. [1790-1800] * * *
old school tie
1. a necktie striped in the colors of a specific English public school, esp. as worn by a graduate to indicate his educational background. 2. an alumnus of an English public ...
Old Scratch
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. the devil; Satan. [1755-65] * * *
old shoe
—old-shoe, adj. Informal. a person or thing that is comfortably familiar and unpretentious: Uncle Will is a lovable old shoe. * * *
Old Slavic
Old Slavic n. OLD CHURCH SLAVONIC * * *
Old Slavic.
See Old Church Slavonic. Also called Old Slavonic. * * *
old sledge
☆ old sledge n. SEVEN-UP * * *
old sledge.
See all fours (def. 2). [1820-30, Amer.] * * *
Old South
the U.S. South before the Civil War. * * *
Old Spanish
the Spanish language of the 12th to the 16th centuries. Abbr.: OSp * * *
Old Spanish Trail
Amer. Hist. an overland route from Santa Fe, N. Mex., to Los Angeles, Calif., first marked out in 1776 by Spanish explorers and missionaries. * * *
Old Speckled Hen
➡ Greene King * * *
old squaw
a sea duck, Clangula hyemalis, of arctic and subarctic regions. Also, oldsquaw. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
old stager
stager (def. 1). [1705-15] * * *
Old Stoa
/stoh"euh/ the earliest phase of Stoicism, lasting from the latter part of the 4th century to the early part of the 3rd century B.C. * * *
Old Stone Age
the Paleolithic period. * * *
old style
1. Also, oldstyle. Print. a type style differentiated from modern by the more or less uniform thickness of all strokes and by slanted serifs. 2. (caps.) time reckoned according ...
Old Test.
Old Testament. * * *
Old Testament
1. the first of the two main divisions of the Christian Bible, comprising the Law, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa. In the Vulgate translation all but two books of the ...
Old Trafford
1. a well-known football stadium in south-west Manchester. It is the club ground of Manchester United and is sometimes used for important international matches. 2. a well-known ...
Old Turkic
the Turkic languages or dialects spoken in Central Asia from the 8th to the 10th centuries. * * *
Old Vic
a famous theatre in south London, built in 1818. It was officially named the Royal Victoria Theatre in 1833, and was given the nickname the ‘Old Vic’ later in the century. It ...
Old Welsh
the Welsh language of the period before c1150 A.D. * * *
Old West
the western region of the U.S., esp. in the frontier period of the 19th century. * * *
Old Wives' summer
a period of fine, summerlike weather occurring in Europe in autumn. Cf. Indian summer. * * *
old wives' tale
a traditional belief, story, or idea that is often of a superstitious nature. [1670-80] * * *
Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
a traditional nursery rhyme about a poor woman who has many children: There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, She had so many children she didn’t know what to do. She gave ...
Old World
1. Europe, Asia, and Africa. 2. See Eastern Hemisphere. * * *
Old World fruit bat
▪ mammal  any of more than 180 species of large-eyed fruit-eating or flower-feeding bats widely distributed from Africa to Southeast Asia and Australia. Some species are ...
Old World monkey
any of various anthropoid primates of the family Cercopithecidae, of Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and Asia, typically having a hairless face, forward- or downward-directed ...
Old World scops owl.
See under scops owl. * * *
old-boy network
/ohld"boy"/ an exclusive network that links members of a profession, social class, or organization or the alumni of a particular school through which the individuals assist one ...
/ohld"boy"iz euhm/, n. support of or participation in an old-boy network. [OLD BOY + -ISM] * * *
old-boy network (ōldʹboiʹ) n. An informal, exclusive system of mutual assistance and friendship through which men belonging to a particular group, such as the alumni of a ...
—old-fashionedly, adv. —old-fashionedness, n. /ohld"fash"euhnd/, adj. 1. of a style or kind that is no longer in vogue: an old-fashioned bathing suit. 2. favored or prevalent ...
old-field (ōldʹfēld') n. Southern U.S. An overcultivated field allowed to lie fallow. * * *
old-field colt n. Virginia A child born out of wedlock.Also called regionally catch colt, woods colt.   [From the unsupervised breeding of horses in unfrequented ...
old-girl network
/ohld"gerrl"/ an association among women that is comparable to or modeled on an old-boy network. [1950-55] * * *
old-girl network (ōldʹgûrlʹ) n. An informal, exclusive system of mutual assistance and friendship through which women belonging to a particular group, such as the alumnae of ...
See old gold. * * *
old-growth [ōld′grōth′] adj. designating or of a forest characterized by very large, very old trees and great biodiversity * * * See old growth. * * *
/ohld"luyn"/, adj. 1. following or supporting conservative or traditional ideas, beliefs, customs, etc. 2. long established; traditional: old-line society. [1855-60] * * *
/ohld"may"dish/, adj. characteristic of or resembling an old maid. [1750-60] * * *
old-man cactus
/ohld"man'/ a Mexican cactus, Cephalocereus senilis, having a columnar body from 30 to 40 ft. (9 to 12 m) high with thatchlike, long, white hairs on the top, and red flowers with ...
/ohld"manz'beard"/, n. 1. See fringe tree. 2. beard moss. 3. traveler's-joy. [1735-45] * * *
/ohld"man"euhn woom"euhn/, n. houseleek (def. 1). * * *
old-man cactus (ŏldʹmăn') n. A treelike central Mexican cactus (Cephalocereus senilis) having rose-colored flowers and tufts of long white hair on the tips of its branches. * ...
old-school tie (ōldʹsko͞ol') n. 1. A necktie that has the colors of a British public school. 2. The upper-middle-class solidarity and system of mutual assistance attributed to ...
/ohld"tuym"/, adj. 1. belonging to or characteristic of old or former times, methods, ideas, etc.: old-time sailing ships; an old-time piano player. 2. being long established: ...
/ohld"tuy"meuhr/, n. Informal. 1. a person whose residence, membership, or experience began long ago and has been continuing for a considerable length of time; veteran. 2. an old ...
old-timey [ōld′tīm΄ē] adj. Informal reminiscent of, or evoking memories of, the manners, ideas, etc. of past times, usually in a positive way * * *
—old-womanishness, n. /ohld"woom"euh nish/, adj. Sometimes Offensive. having characteristics considered typical of an old woman, as excessive fussiness or timidity. [1765-75] * ...
—old-worldly, adj. —old-worldliness, n. /ohld"werrld"/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the ancient world or to a former period of history. 2. of or pertaining to the Old World: ...
old boy n. 1. Chiefly British. A graduate of a public school for boys. 2. A man who is a member of an old-boy network. * * *
Old Bulgarian n. See Old Church Slavonic. * * *
Old Castile A historical region of north-central Spain that combined with New Castile to the south to form the kingdom of Castile. It was united with Aragon after the marriage ...
/ohld"kas'euhl, -kah'seuhl/, n. Sir John (Lord Cobham), 1377-1417, English martyr: leader of a Lollard conspiracy; executed for treason and heresy; model for Shakespeare's ...
Oldcastle, Sir John
▪ English soldier born c. 1378, , Herefordshire, Eng. died Dec. 14, 1417, London       distinguished soldier and martyred leader of the Lollards (Lollard), a late ...
Oldcastle,Sir John
Old·cas·tle (ōldʹkăs'əl, -kä'səl), Sir John. Lord Cobham. 1377?-1417. English Lollard conspirator who was burned alive for heresy. * * *
Old Catholic n. A member of an independent religious organization formed by a group of German Roman Catholics who refused to accept the doctrine of papal infallibility proclaimed ...
OldChurch Slavonic
Old Church Slavonic n. The medieval Slavic language used in the translation of the Bible by Cyril and Methodius and in early literary manuscripts and still used as a liturgical ...
old country n. The native country of an immigrant. * * *
Old Danish n. The Danish language from the beginning of the 12th to the end of the 14th century. * * *
Old Dutch n. Old Low Franconian. * * *
/ohl"deuhn/, adj. Literary. 1. of or pertaining to the distant past or bygone times; ancient. 2. old. [1350-1400; ME; see OLD, -EN2] * * *
Oldenbarnevelt, Johan van
born Sept. 14, 1547, Amersfoort, Spanish Netherlands died May 13, 1619, The Hague, Neth. Dutch statesman and a founding father of Dutch independence. A lawyer in the province ...
/ohl"deuhn berrg'/; for 2, 3 also Ger. /ohl"deuhn boorddk'/, n. 1. Claes (Thure) /klows toor"euh/, born 1929, U.S. sculptor, born in Sweden. 2. a former state in NW Germany, now ...
Oldenburg, Claes
▪ American artist in full  Claes Thure Oldenburg   born Jan. 28, 1929, Stockholm, Sweden    Swedish-born American Pop-art sculptor, best known for his giant soft ...
Oldenburg, Claes (Thure)
born Jan. 28, 1929, Stockholm, Swed. Swedish-born U.S. Pop art sculptor. The son of a consular official, he spent part of his early life in the U.S. He graduated from Yale ...
Oldenburg,Claes Thure
Oldenburg, Claes Thure. Born 1929. Swedish-born American sculptor best known for his “soft sculptures” of household objects made from stuffed vinyl and canvas. * * *
Old English n. 1. The English language from the middle of the 5th to the beginning of the 12th century. Also called Anglo-Saxon. 2. Printing. See black letter. * * *
OldEnglish sheepdog
Old English sheepdog n. Any of an English breed of sturdy dog having a docked tail and a thick, shaggy, bluish-gray and white coat with fur that hangs over the eyes. * * *
/ohl"deuhr/, adj. a comparative of old. Syn. OLDER, ELDER imply having greater age than something or someone else. OLDER is the usual form of the comparative of old: This ...
/ohl"dist/, adj. a superlative of old. * * *
Old Faithful PhotoDisc, Inc. A geyser in Yellowstone National Park in northwest Wyoming. Its eruptions, which last about 4 minutes, occur on the average of once every 65 ...
—oldfangledness, n. /ohld"fang"geuhld/, adj. old-fashioned; of an older or former kind. [1835-45; formed after NEWFANGLED] * * *
/ohld"feeld'/, n. Berna Eli /berr"neuh/, ("Barney"), 1878-1946, U.S. racing-car driver. * * *
Oldfield, Barney
▪ American race–car driver byname of  Berna Eli Oldfield   born Jan. 29, 1878, near Wauseon, Ohio, U.S. died Oct. 4, 1946, Beverly Hills, Calif.       American ...
Old French n. The French language from the 9th to the early 16th century. * * *
Old Frisian n. The Frisian language until about 1575. * * *
old girl n. Chiefly British A graduate of a public school for girls. * * *
Old Glory n. The flag of the United States. * * *
old gold n. A dark yellow, from light olive or olive brown to deep or strong yellow.   oldʹ-goldʹ (ōldʹgōldʹ) adj. * * *
old growth n. Forest or woodland having a mature ecosystem characterized by the presence of old woody plants and the wildlife and smaller plants associated with ...
old guard also Old Guard n. A conservative, often reactionary element of a class, society, or political group.   [Translation of French Vieille Garde, the imperial guard of ...
/ohl"deuhm/; locally /ow"deuhm/, n. a city in Greater Manchester, in NW England. 228,400. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       urban area and metropolitan borough, ...
Oldham, John
▪ British poet born Aug. 9, 1653, Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire, Eng. died Dec. 9, 1683, Holm Pierrepont, near Nottingham       pioneer of the imitation of classical ...
Oldham, Richard Dixon
▪ British geologist born July 31, 1858, Dublin, Ire. died July 15, 1936, Llandrindod, Wales       British geologist and seismologist who discovered evidence for the ...
old hand n. One who is experienced; a veteran: an old hand at international politics. * * *
old hat adj. 1. Behind the times; old-fashioned: Last year's styles will be old hat soon. 2. Overused; trite: That prank is old hat. * * *
OldHigh German
Old High German n. High German from the middle of the 9th to the end of the 11th century. * * *
Old Icelandic n. Icelandic from the middle of the 12th to the middle of the 16th century. * * *
/ohl"dee/, n. Informal. a popular song, joke, movie, etc., that was in vogue at a time in the past. Also, oldy. [1870-75; OLD + -IE] * * *
Old Iranian n. Any of the Iranian languages in use before the beginning of the Christian era. * * *
Old Irish n. The Irish language from 725 to about 950. * * *
/ohl"dish/, adj. somewhat old: an oldish man. [1660-70; OLD + -ISH1] * * *
Old Italian n. The Italian language until the middle of the 16th century. * * *
Old Kingdom Ancient Egypt during the III-VI Dynasties, from c. 2980 to 2475 B.C. The Old Kingdom was noted as “the Age of the Pyramids,” with magnificent monuments built by ...
old lady n. Slang 1. One's mother. 2. a. One's wife. b. One's girlfriend, especially a lover with whom one lives. * * *
Old Latin n. See Archaic Latin. adj. Bible. Of or relating to any of the Latin vernacular translations of the Scriptures used especially in southern Gaul and northern Africa ...
OldLow Franconian
Old Low Franconian n. The Frankish dialects spoken in the lower Rhine valley in the tenth and eleventh centuries that are ancestral to Dutch. * * *
old maid n. 1. Offensive. A woman who has remained single beyond the conventional age for marrying. 2. Informal. A person regarded as being primly fastidious. 3. Games. a. A ...
oldmaid flower
old maid flower n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See zinnia. * * *
old man n. 1. Slang. One's father. 2. Slang. a. One's husband. b. One's boyfriend, especially a lover with whom one lives. 3. Informal. a. A man in authority; a boss. b. often ...
Oldman River
▪ river, Canada       river in southern Alberta, Canada, one of the major headstreams of the South Saskatchewan River. Rising in the Canadian Rocky Mountains from ...
old master n. 1. A distinguished European artist of the period from about 1500 to the early 1700s, especially one of the great painters of this period. 2. A work created by one ...
old money n. 1. The inherited wealth of established upper-class families. 2. A person, family, or lineage possessing inherited wealth: married old money. * * *
old moon n. The waning moon. * * *
See old. * * *
Old Nick n. The Devil; Satan. See Regional Note at Old Scratch. * * *
Old Norse n. 1. The North Germanic languages until the middle of the 14th century. 2. a. Old Icelandic. b. Old Norwegian. * * *
OldNorth French
Old North French n. The dialects of Old French spoken in northern France, especially in Normandy and Picardy. * * *
Old Northwest See Northwest Territory. * * *
Old Norwegian n. The Norwegian language from the middle of the 12th to the end of the 14th century. * * *
/ohl"deuh weuhn, awl"-/, adj. Archaeol. of or designating a Lower and Middle Pleistocene industrial complex of eastern Africa, characterized by assemblages of stone tools about ...
Oldowan industry
Stone-tool industry of the early Paleolithic (beginning с 2.5 million years ago) characterized by crudely worked pebble tools. Oldowan tools, made of quartz, quartzite, or ...
Old Persian n. An Old Iranian language attested in cuneiform inscriptions dating from the sixth to the fifth century B.C. * * *
Old Portuguese n. The Portuguese language until the middle of the 16th century. * * *
Old Prussian n. The Baltic language of eastern Prussia that became extinct in the 18th century. * * *
old rose n. A dark pink to grayish or moderate red. * * *
Old Russian n. The Russian language as used in documents from the middle of the 11th to the end of the 16th century. * * *
/ohldz/, n. Ransom Eli, 1864-1950, U.S. automobile pioneer and manufacturer. * * *
Olds, Ransom Eli
▪ American manufacturer born June 3, 1864, Geneva, Ohio, U.S. died Aug. 26, 1950, Lansing, Mich.  American inventor and automobile manufacturer, designer of the ...
Olds, Robin
▪ 2008       brigadier general (ret.), U.S. Air Force born July 14, 1922 , Honolulu, Hawaii died June 14, 2007, Steamboat Springs, Colo. was a World War II ace fighter ...
Olds, Sharon
▪ American poet born Nov. 19, 1942, San Francisco, Calif., U.S.       American poet best known for her powerful, often erotic, imagery of the body and her examination ...
Olds,Ransom Eli
Olds (ōldz), Ransom Eli. 1864-1950. American automobile inventor and manufacturer who founded (1899) the Olds Motor Works, manufacturer of the Oldsmobile. * * *
Old Saxon n. The Low German language of the continental Saxons until the 12th century. * * *
old school n. A group committed to traditional ideas or practices: a diplomat of the old school. * * *
Old Scratch n. Chiefly Southern U.S. The Devil; Satan.   [Probably alteration of scrat, from Middle English, hermaphrodite goblin, from Old Norse skratte, wizard, ...
old snow n. See firn. * * *
OldSouth Arabian
Old South Arabian n. A set of closely related extinct Semitic languages, including Sabaean, attested in inscriptions from the eighth to the fifth century B.C. in Yemen, Oman, and ...
Old Spanish n. Spanish before the middle of the 16th century. * * *
☆ oldsquaw [ōld′skwô ] n. a sea duck (Clangula hyemalis) of N regions, with mostly black-and-white coloration and a long, pointed tail * * * old·squaw ...
/ohld"steuhr/, n. 1. an old or elderly person. 2. (in the British navy) a midshipman of four years' standing. [1810-20; OLD + -STER, modeled on youngster] * * *
OldStone Age
Old Stone Age n. See Paleolithic. * * *
old style n. 1. Printing. A style of type originating in the 18th century and characterized by slight contrast between light and heavy strokes and slanting serifs. 2. Old Style ...
Old Swedish n. Swedish from the early 13th to the late 14th century. * * *
Old Testament n. 1. Abbr. OT Bible. The first of the two main divisions of the Christian Bible, corresponding to the Hebrew Scriptures. See table at Bible. 2. The covenant of God ...
Old Turkic n. The language of the oldest texts of the Turkic dialects, written in a variety of scripts from the 7th to the 12th century. * * *
Olduvai Gorge
/awl"doo vuy'/ a gorge in Tanzania in which is located a site containing Australopithecine and human skeletal and cultural remains. * * * Archaeological site in the eastern ...
Ol·du·vai Gorge (ōlʹdə-vī', ôlʹdo͝o-) A ravine in northern Tanzania west of Mount Kilimanjaro. It contains archaeological sites rich in fossils and Paleolithic ...
Old Welsh n. The Welsh language before the 12th century. * * *
/old"wuyf'/, n., pl. oldwives. 1. any of various fishes, as the alewife, the menhaden, or a West Indian fish of the family Balistidae. 2. See old squaw. [1580-90; OLD + WIFE] * * ...
oldwives' tale
old wives' tale n. A superstitious belief or story belonging to traditional folklore. * * *
Old World The Eastern Hemisphere. The term is often used to refer specifically to Europe.   Oldʹ-Worldʹ (ōldʹwûrldʹ) adj. * * *
/ohl"dee/, n., pl. oldies. oldie. * * *
/oh lay"/, interj. 1. (used as a shout of approval, triumph, or encouragement). n. 2. a cry of "olé." [ < Sp (h)ole, prob. of expressive orig.] * * * (as used in ...
ole- pref. Variant of oleo-. * * *
o·le·a (ōʹlē-ə) n. A plural of oleum. * * *
▪ plant family       the olive family, belonging to the order Lamiales and named for the economically important olive tree (species Olea europaea). A number of plants ...
/oh'lee ay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Oleaceae, the olive family of plants. Cf. olive family. [1855-60; < NL Oleace(ae) (Ole(a) the olive genus (L olea, oliva olive, olive ...
—oleaginousness, n. /oh'lee aj"euh neuhs/, adj. 1. having the nature or qualities of oil. 2. containing oil. 3. producing oil. 4. unctuous; fawning; smarmy. [1625-35; < L ...
See oleaginous. * * *
See oleaginously. * * *
/oh'lee an"/, n. a city in SW New York. 18,207. * * * ▪ New York, United States       city, Cattaraugus county, western New York, U.S. It lies along the Allegheny ...
/oh"lee an'deuhr, oh'lee an"-/, n. a poisonous shrub, Nerium oleander, of the dogbane family, native to southern Eurasia, having evergreen leaves and showy clusters of pink, red, ...
/oh'lee as"teuhr/, n. an ornamental shrub or small tree, Elaeagnus angustifolia, of Eurasia, having fragrant yellow flowers and an olivelike fruit. Also called Russian ...
oleaster family
Family Elaeagnaceae, composed of three genera of hardy shrubs and small trees, found in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in steppe and coastal regions. The plants' tiny, ...
/oh"lee ayt'/, n. 1. Chem. an ester or a salt of oleic acid. 2. Pharm. a preparation, as an ointment, composed of medicated oleic acid. [1825-35; OLE(IC ACID) + -ATE2] * * *
See olecranon. * * *
See olecranal. * * *
See olecranal. * * *
—olecranal /oh lek"reuh nl, oh'li krayn"l/, olecranial, olecranian, olecranioid, adj. /oh lek"reuh non', oh'li kray"non/, n. Anat. the part of the ulna beyond the elbow ...
olefiant gas
/oh'leuh fuy"euhnt, oh lee"fee-, oh lef"ee-/ ethylene (def. 2). [1800-10; part trans. of F gaz oléfiant, equiv. to olé- ( < L oleum OIL) + -fiant, prp. of -fier -FY; see ...
—olefinic, adj. /oh"leuh fin/, n. Chem. any member of the alkene series. Also, olefine /oh"leuh fin, -feen'/. [1855-60; < F oléf(iant) (see OLEFIANT GAS) + -IN2] * * * or ...
olefin fiber
any of a group of synthetic textile fibers, as Herculon, formed from long-chain polymers no less than 85 percent ethylene, propylene, or other olefin units. * * *
olefin series
Chem. See alkene series. [1875-80] * * *
See olefin. * * *
▪ ruler of Novgorod died c. 912       semilegendary Viking (Varangian) leader who became prince of Kiev and is considered to be the founder of the Kievan Rus ...
/oh lee"ik, oh"lee ik/, adj. Chem. pertaining to or derived from oleic acid. [1810-20; < L ole(um) OIL + -IC] * * *
oleic acid
Chem. a colorless, odorless, liquid, water-insoluble, unsaturated acid, C18H34O2, obtained from animal tallow and natural vegetable oils, in which it occurs as the glycerol ...
oleic acid n. An oily liquid, C17H33COOH, occurring in animal and vegetable oils and used in making soap. * * *
/oh'lee if"euhr euhs/, adj. giving rise to oil, as certain seeds or hypha. [1795-1805; < L ole(um) OIL + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
/oh"lee in/, n. Chem. 1. Also called glyceryl trioleate, triolein. a colorless to yellowish, oily, water-insoluble liquid, C57H104O6, the triglyceride of oleic acid, present in ...
O·lek·ma (ŏ-lĕkʹmə) A river, about 1,319 km (820 mi) long, of eastern Russia flowing north to the Lena River. * * *
▪ Ukraine Russian  Aleksandriya        city, south-central Ukraine, on the Inhulets River. Founded as Usivka in the early 18th century, it was renamed Becheyu (also ...
O·le·nek (ŏl'ən-yôkʹ, ə-lə-nyôkʹ) A river of northeast Russia flowing about 2,172 km (1,350 mi) east then north to the Laptev Sea. * * *
Olenekian Stage
▪ geochronology       uppermost of two divisions of the Lower Triassic Series, representing those rocks deposited worldwide during Olenekian time (249.7 million to 245 ...

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