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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/ old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough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
respect for the aged
ancient / old / age-old
elder / term of respect for a Buddhist monk
senior figure / elder / doyen
(coll.) to live with and depend on one's parents even upon reaching adulthood
pharaoh (loanword)
matchmaker / go-between / same as 月下老人
to spend one's last years
(old) a senior in one's household
old / aged / (of calligraphy or painting) vigorous / forceful
maternal grandmother / same as 姥姥
variant of 赤佬
to honor old people as we do our own aged parents
to look old
respect the aged
variant of 闊佬|阔佬
(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
until the end of time (idiom)
to grow old together
mother and father / parents
One is never too old to learn. (idiom)
(of parents) to bring up children for the purpose of being looked after in old age
treasure knife does not age (idiom); old but still vigorous
(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
solitary old man or woman / regular patron (at brothels)
approaching old age
old fogy / adherent of previous dynasty
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
(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)
middle-aged but still attractive woman / lady of a certain age
"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
Zhuangzi and Laozi, the Daoist masters
old and decrepit / senile
"the Eight Great Eminent Officials" of the CPC, abbr. for 八大元老
to admit to one's advancing years / to acquiesce to old age

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