Dictionary
5 ENTRIES FOUND:

Old English

noun

: the English language before 1100

Full Definition of OLD ENGLISH

1
a :  the language of the English people from the time of the earliest documents in the seventh century to about 1100 — see indo-european languages table
b :  English of any period before Modern English

Examples of OLD ENGLISH

  1. Old English is very different from modern English.

First Known Use of OLD ENGLISH

1579

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Old English alphabetPrevious Word in the Dictionary: oldenAll Words Near: Old English
March 27, 2015
quiescent Hear it
Tranquilly at rest or causing no trouble
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears