The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.|
hoary (adj) very old; (of hair) gray/white.
A hoary past is a very old past, a past of long, long ago. A hoary story/joke is an old and well-known story/joke which is therefore uninteresting. Hoary hair is hair which is white or gray, mainly because of old age. An old person's hair is hoary if their hair is white/gray because of their age.
- The poem about the adventures of the great king takes us back to the hoary past of the period before Christ.
- Charles Smith's hoary hair impresses us with the wisdom that is usually associated with old age.