1. [syn: age-old, antique]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
age-old \age-old\ adj.
1. 1 of very long duration
4. having reached a desired or final condition as a result of
standing for a period of time; -- of wines, whiskey,
fruit, or cheeses.
Note: As a result of having been aged, the product may be
said to be mature or ripe (vs. green).
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: belonging to or lasting from times long ago; "age-old
customs"; "the antique fear that days would dwindle away
to complete darkness" [syn: age-old, antique]