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#EngVocab: Other ways to say ‘Old’

We have collected seven words – among many – that you can use to describe old things. Here they are:

  1. Ancient. Meaning: dating from very long ago¹.
    • Example:
      • “These ancient ruins were once a glorious palace.”
  2. Antique. Meaning: made in typical of earlier time and valued for its age²Antique is commonly used to describe a piece of porcelain ware or furniture which is valued for its beauty and rarity.
    • Example:
      • “That antique mirror is probably worth over ten thousand dollars.”
  3. Archaic. Meaning: extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period². It also means no longer current or applicable³.
    • Example:
      • “The archaic notion that a woman’s place is in the home now begins to disappear.”
  4. Venerable. Meaning: impressive by reason of age². You can also use venerable to describe a person who deserves respect because he is old and wise.
    • Example:
      • “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. Meaning: no longer in use³. Something that is obsolete is no longer needed because a better thing now exists.
    • Example:
      • “In 1998, an estimated 20 million computers became obsolete every year.” (Forbes)
  6. Superannuated. Meaning: too old to be useful².
    • Example:
      • “People no longer store food in that superannuated silo.”
  7. Outdated. Meaning: no longer valid or fashionable²Outdated has the closest meaning with kadaluarsa in Bahasa Indonesia.
    • Example:
      • “I suggest you contact the office, because the information on the website is outdated.”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


Compiled and written by @fafafin for @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, August 18, 2016

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#EngVocab: Photograph Synonyms

Hi fellas :) I hope your Saturday has been well :D

So who is up for some #EngVocab today? :)

Has anyone heard of the word “photograph”? Can you explain what it is?

Wow great response you have there :) “@Bulan_hyekyo : photograph is like this ~» hhhaha :p”


Yes, the word “photograph” is a noun and a verb

As a noun it means “a still picture taken with a camera” while as a verb is “take a picture with a camera”

What @Bulan_hyekyo shared showed both the noun and verb of the word “photograph”

And for today I will be sharing synonyms (or known as other ways of saying) the word “photograph” as a noun :)

1. Photo – of course, “photograph” is also known as “photo”. It is a shorten form of “photograph” dated back to 1855

2. Picture – Sometimes we would hear people saying “I will take a picture of you” instead of “I will take a photograph of you” as it seems simpler. “Picture” as a noun has a meaning of “any visible image, however produced”.

3. Image – this word has a similarity in meaning as “picture” yet it is more related as a product of an optical device. So “image” as a word still is a strong synonym to “photograph” as it is produced by a camera.

4. Snapshot or Snap – snapshot is another word for “an informal photograph” as “snap” itself means to click or to act with quick movement which refers to the way the person would click the camera/take a photograph as quick as they can. The meaning of “informal” here is the fact that the photograph is taken not for something serious or just for fun.

5. Portrait – “a likeness of a person, especially of the face, as a painting, drawing, or photograph”. Portrait usually refers more as a photograph of a person. Yet before camera existed, it was depicted in paintings and drawings.

So that is all the #EngVocab I can share for today fellas :) I hope you enjoyed the session and it is useful for you :D

Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on March 1, 2014


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