oldest

/ohl"dist/, adj.
a superlative of old.

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  • Oldest — Old Old, a. [Compar. {Older}; superl. {Oldest}.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oldest — adj. Oldest is used with these nouns: ↑daughter, ↑son …   Collocations dictionary

  • oldest — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. most aged, initial, earliest, primeval; see first 1 , original 1 …   English dictionary for students

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  • oldest —   Makua, kuapapa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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