Old English


Definition of Old English

1a : 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 in a Sentence

Old English is very different from modern English.

First Known Use of Old English

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of Old English

: the English language before 1100

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Kids Definition of Old English

: the language of England from the earliest documents in the seventh century to about 1100

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something of little or no value

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