Taxonomy of meanings for 老:

  • lǎo (OC: ɡ-ruuʔ MC: lɑu) 盧晧切 上 廣韻:【𦒿老亦姓左傳宋有老佐盧晧切十四 】
    • OLD
      • nab.prOld Age (personified??)
      • nabstativeold age; getting old
      • v[adN]nonreferentialthe elderly, the aged; an old man
      • vadNof great age
      • vadNnon-restrictiveold (mother)
      • vadVin old age; as an old man; on grounds of old age
      • vibe of great age; be old and frail; be senior
      • vichangeget old, grow old
      • vigradedbe too old (for something)
      • vtoNN=humto treat somebody in the way the old people should be treated
      • fashion>OLD-FASHIONED
        • vadNobsolete, outmoded
      • wisened by age>EXPERIENCE
        • vadNexperienced; devoted; well-versed
        • vt+Nbe experienced in, be practised in
    • exocentric>OLD MAN
      • n[adN]N=humMENG: person of old age
      • state>TIRED
        • vifigurativebe worn out; be exhausted; look old
        • vioccasionally, in derived sense: exhausted from long fighting effort
        • vtoNcausativewear out; exhaust (an army) ZUO 將以老我師也。
        • action>RETIRE
          • viactdeclare oneself as too old> retire on grounds of old age
      • status>NOBLE
        • social relation: leading>LEAD
          • vitake the senior position
          • senior subordinate>SERVANT
            • nserior servant; butlerservant
          • senior>OFFICIAL
            • nsenior local official; elders
        • PREFIX