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adj. old, aged; of long standing, old fashioned, outdated; former, original; (of colors) dark; (of vegetable) overgrown; (of food) overcooked
80%     120%
Other meanings
[lǎo]   adv. often, regularly; for a long time; very
[lǎo]   radical. old
[lǎo]   char. old people; experienced; (prefix for) names of animals, plants, surnames
'老' is part of the following simplified words:
 㐗 佬 咾 嗜 姥 搘 榰 耄 耆 耋 蓍 铑 鬐 鳍
'老' is part of the following traditional words:
 㐗 佬 咾 嗜 姥 搘 榰 耄 耆 耋 蓍 銠 鬐 鰭
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
lǎo gē
phr. old song
lǎo bīng
n. veteran
lǎo yàng zi
nphr. same old thing, the same as before
lǎo tóu
n. old fellow (with disrespect)
lǎo péng you
n. old friend
chén nián láo jiǔ
nphr. wine preserved for a long time, aged wine
lǎo hóng mù
phr. old red sandalwood
lǎo chén cù
n. mature vinegar
lǎo huáng lì
n. calendar of the past; old history; obsolete practice
lǎo shēng cháng tán
idiom. a mere platitude, cut-and-dried speech
lǎo yì diǎnr de dàn
nphr. egg that's completely cooked
lǎo diàn
nphr. old store (usually with a long history)
lǎo xí guàn
nphr. old habit