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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An elderly person.
  • n. A person with considerable tenure or experience in a given place or activity; a veteran.
  • n. Informal Something very old or antiquated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who has been around for a long time or has a great deal of experience; a veteran.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who retains the views and customs of former days; an old person who clings to habits and modes of thought now obsolete.
  • n. One who has long occupied a given place or position; one who has grown old in a place, profession, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an experienced person who has been through many battles; someone who has given long service
  • n. an elderly man

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