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  *老* | 老* | *老
prefix used before the surname of a person or a numeral indicating the order of birth of the children in a family or to indicate affection or familiarity / old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough
to provide for the elderly (family members) / to enjoy a life in retirement
to age / to deteriorate with age / old and weak
ancient / old / age-old
respect for the aged
elder / term of respect for a Buddhist monk
pharaoh (loanword)
matchmaker / go-between / same as 月下老人
senior figure / elder / doyen
old / aged / (of calligraphy or painting) vigorous / forceful
to spend one's last years
to grow old together
(old) a senior in one's household
mother and father / parents
until the end of time (idiom)
respect the aged
to look old
(coll.) to live with and depend on one's parents even upon reaching adulthood
(to live together until the) white hairs of old age (idiom); to live to a ripe old age in conjugal bliss / until death do us part
(of parents) to bring up children for the purpose of being looked after in old age
(to live together until the) white hairs of old age (idiom); to live to a ripe old age in conjugal bliss / until death do us part
One is never too old to learn. (idiom)
to honor old people as we do our own aged parents
treasure knife does not age (idiom); old but still vigorous
maternal grandmother / same as 姥姥
solitary old man or woman / regular patron (at brothels)
approaching old age
lit. a good sword always remains sharp (idiom) / fig. (of one's skills etc) to be as good as ever / the old man still has it
old fogy / adherent of previous dynasty
to admit to one's advancing years / to acquiesce to old age
variant of 闊佬|阔佬
variant of 赤佬
middle-aged but still attractive woman / lady of a certain age
Zhuangzi and Laozi, the Daoist masters
(idiom) to be unable to return to one's hometown due to the shame of failure (originally referred to Xiang Yu 項羽|项羽, who chose not to retreat to Jiangdong after his humiliating defeat)
"the Eight Great Eminent Officials" of the CPC, abbr. for 八大元老
"the Eight Great Eminent Officials" of the CPC, namely 鄧小平|邓小平, 陳雲|陈云, 李先念, 彭真, 楊尚昆|杨尚昆, 薄一波, 王震, and 宋任窮|宋任穷 / abbr. to 八老
old and decrepit / senile
(literary) person aged over fifty / elderly person

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