- auld lang syne
- n. times long past.
Etymology: Sc., = old long since: also as the title and refrain of a song
* * *\\|ōˌlaŋˈzīn, |ōlˌlaŋ-, |ōlˌdaŋ-, -aiŋ- also |ōlˌdla- or |ȯl- or |äl- or |ȧl- or -ˈsīn\ nounEtymology: Scots, old long ago: the good old times
let's drink to auld lang syne
* * */awld" lang zuyn", suyn"/, Scot. and North Eng.1. old times, esp. times fondly remembered.2. old or long friendship.[lit., old long since, i.e., old long-ago (days)]
* * *auld lang syneLong ago (literally, old long since)• • •Main Entry: ↑auld
* * *Auld Lang Syne UK [ˌɔːld læŋ ˈzaɪn] US [ˌɔld læŋ ˈzaɪn]a Scottish song that people sing at midnight on new year’s eve , when the new year beginsCultural noteWhen singing this song, you stand in a circle, cross your arms over, and shake the hands of the people on each side of you. Auld Lang Syne means ‘for old time’s sake’. http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/auld-lang-syne.htmThesaurus: specific songshyponym
* * *auld lang syne «LD lang SYN, ZYN»,Scottish. old times; long ago in one's life.Auld Lang Syne,an old Scottish song with words reworked by Robert Burns, sung at partings, reunions, and New Year.
* * *[ôld lang 'zīn]n. times long pastOrigin:late 18th cent.: Scots (see , lang syne). The phrase was popularized as the title and refrain of a song by Robert Burns (1788)
* * */ˌoʊldˌlæŋˈzaın/ noun [singular]: the good old times
They drank a toast to auld lang syne.◇ Auld lang syne comes from the name of a Scottish song that is traditionally sung at midnight on New Year's Eve.
* * *auld lang syne [ˌɔːld læŋ ˈsaɪn] [ˌɔːld læŋ ˈsaɪn] nounan old Scottish song expressing feelings of friendship, traditionally sung at midnight on New Year's EveWord Origin:
Useful english dictionary. 2012.