Dictionary content from CC-CEDICT De keizer is ver weg - boek met wilde avonturen in China

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/ old (of people) / venerable (person) / experienced / of long standing / always / all the time / of the past / very / outdated / (of meat etc) tough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

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