Hey fellas, today in #EngVocab, we have collected seven words – among many – that you can use to describe old things. Here they are:
1. Ancient, means dating from very long ago¹.
These ancient ruins were once a glorious palace.
2. Antique, means made in typical of earlier time and valued for its age². Antique is commonly used to describe a piece of porcelain ware or furniture which is valued for its beauty and rarity.
That antique mirror is probably worth over ten thousand dollars.
The archaic notion that a woman’s place is in the home now begins to disappear.
4. Venerable, means impressive by reason of age². You can also use venerable to describe a person who deserves respect because he is old and wise.
He gave a visit to the venerable temple of Borobudur last summer.
A venerable wizard with white hair, long beard, and pointy hat climbs up the stage.
5. Obsolete, means no longer in use³. Something that is obsolete is no longer needed because a better thing now exists.
In 1998, an estimated 20 million computers became obsolete every year.
6. Superannuated, means too old to be useful².
People no longer store food in that superannuated silo.
7. Outdated, means no longer valid or fashionable². Outdated has the closest meaning with kadaluarsa in Bahasa Indonesia.
I suggest you contact the office, because the information on the website is outdated.
There you go, fellas. Old is a very general term so you can use those adjectives to describe an old thing more specifically.
¹ Collins English Dictionary
² WordNet 3.0
³ American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language