Old English ofereald, corresponding to over- + old. Cognate with Dutch overoud, German überalt.
over-old (comparative more over-old, superlative most over-old)
- Too old.
- And one Attalus in Seneca saith, the remembrance of our last friends is as pleasing to us, as bitternesse in wine that is over old […].
- 1875, William Morris, translating Virgil, Aeneid, VIII:
- My body over-old for deeds begrudged such government.