tl;dr: What is preferred term for something that is old but still used today?

My friends and I like to play Minecraft. We built a server to play together and we rented a VPS to run it. But someday the world was too big for VPS to handle, so I restarted the world.

Sometimes I miss playing the old word. So, I decided to play it again on another server. But, I am confused about how to describe this.

My questions is: what is the preferred term for something that is old but still used today?

My choices are:

  1. Classic
  2. Old
  3. Older
  4. Retro
  5. Last
  6. Lasting
  7. Endure
  8. Enduring
  9. Deprecated (I would prefer not to use this)

N.B. Maybe this comic illustrates my struggle: Permanence

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  • Legacy, perhaps, is what you meant. – NVZ Feb 14 '16 at 13:26
  • An oldy but a goody. – Drew Feb 15 '16 at 2:48

I like "vintage." It seems to indicate something old that has remained 'good' (or gotten better) as time as gone on.


Evergreen may be an option:

  • Something that remains perennially fresh, interesting, or well liked.



Maybe the word you are looking for is antique or antiquated. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/antique

  1. of or belonging to the past; not modern
  2. dating from a period long ago
  3. in the tradition, fashion, or style of an earlier period; old-fashioned; antiquated


  1. continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned


lasting ​forever; never ​showing the ​effects of ​aging

having a ​value that is not ​limited to a ​particular ​period but will last forever

Example: That is a timeless classic.


I like the word "trusty"

My trusty old hammer.

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