a group of four closely related Semitic languages, having a writing system and used from about the eighth to the fifth centuries b.c. in the southern part of Arabia.
noun 1. the Spanish language of the 12th to the 16th centuries. Abbreviation: OSp.
noun, American History. 1. an overland route from Santa Fe, N. Mex., to Los Angeles, Calif., first marked out in 1776 by Spanish explorers and missionaries.
noun 1. a sea duck, Clangula hyemalis, of arctic and subarctic regions. noun 1. (US & Canadian) a long-tailed northern sea duck, Clangula hyemalis, having dark wings and a white-and-brown head and body Also called oldwife
noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. a person with experience; old hand