elderly definition

  • adjective:
    • becoming previous middle age and nearing senior years; rather old. See Usage Note at old.
    • Of, relating to, or attribute of older persons or life in old age.
    • old; having lived for fairly several years
    • significantly old; higher level beyond middle age; bordering on old age.
    • advanced level in many years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
    • Being past middle age and approaching old age; rather old. See Usage Note at old.
    • Of, regarding, or attribute of older individuals or life in later years.
    • old; having lived for reasonably years
    • significantly old; advanced beyond middle-age; bordering on old age.
    • advanced in many years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
    • becoming past middle-age and approaching old-age; instead old. See Usage Note at old.
    • Of, associated with, or feature of older people or life in later years.
    • old; having resided for relatively several years
    • significantly old; advanced beyond middle age; bordering on old age.
    • higher level in many years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
  • noun:
    • An elderly person.
    • Older people regarded as a group. Usually combined with the: special leisure programs the elderly.
    • an elderly person
    • the elderly all together
    • folks who are old collectively
    • An elderly individual.
    • Older people regarded as an organization. Often combined with the: special leisure programs when it comes to senior.
    • an elderly person
    • seniors as a whole
    • people who are old collectively
    • An elderly individual.
    • the elderly thought to be an organization. Usually used in combination with the: unique recreational programs for the senior.
    • an elderly individual
    • the elderly overall
    • folks who are old collectively
  • others:
    • notably old; higher level beyond middle-age; bordering on senior years: as, seniors.
    • Synonyms Old, etc. See aged.
    • Somewhat old; advanced level beyond middle age; bordering on old age: as, elderly people.
    • Synonyms Old, etc. See elderly.
    • Somewhat old; advanced beyond middle age; bordering on old-age: as, older people.
    • Synonyms Old, etc. See elderly.

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