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Rfd-redundant "Of a living being, having lived for relatively many years" redundant to "Of an object, concept, relationship, etc., having existed for a relatively long period of time". Or am I missing something?​—msh210 18:41, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

A lot of languages have different translations for these two senses, that might be why they are split. Polarpanda 20:40, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
That is not a consideration under WT:CFI. Having senses that are redundant in English will be one of the many ways in which polylingual considerations will prevent en.wikt from being a successful monolingual English dictionary and will leave it without enough contributors to bring "Century 1912(?)" and "Webster 1913" English definitions up to date.
Delete. DCDuring TALK 23:01, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
Delete by all means, but remember to merge the translation tables. --Hekaheka 07:50, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
  • I do think it's worth keeping them separate – not just because of the translations, although that is one clue that these are slightly different concepts. To say that a person is old is not quite the same as saying that the idea of freedom is old, and although "advanced in years" and "long practised or experienced" can both be reduced to "having existed for a relatively long time", it's not necessarily useful to do that. Ƿidsiþ 12:58, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
Well yes, there is a difference. The first applies to people and things with a sell-by date, and the second is for things that simply cannot be called new, but do not necessarily have a life expectancy -- ALGRIF talk 14:55, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
Keep and rewrite per Algrif.​—msh210 17:05, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
  • So, thinking about it, how about something like Nearing the end of it's expected life time for the first? It needs to cover "old bread" as much as "old person". -- ALGRIF talk 18:13, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Keep. The senses can be refined even further. Check other dictionaries including modern ones such as Merriam-Webster online and Encarta to see how many useful nuances of meaning can be found. --Dan Polansky 10:43, 27 February 2010 (UTC)
    I have done some work on the entry. Please check and, if in agreement, remove the RfD-sense. Cheers. -- ALGRIF talk 16:01, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
    Very nice. Thanks. Detagging and striking.​—msh210 16:49, 8 April 2010 (UTC)