Definitions for elderlyˈɛl dər li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

eld•er•lyˈɛl dər li(adj.)

  1. approaching old age.

  2. of or pertaining to persons in later life.

  3. (n.)the elderly, elderly persons collectively.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aged, elderly(adj)

    people who are old collectively

    "special arrangements were available for the aged"

  2. aged, elderly, older, senior(adj)

    advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)

    "aged members of the society"; "elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper"; "senior citizen"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. elderly(adjective)ˈɛl dər li


    an elderly gentleman


  1. elderly(Noun)

    an elderly person

  2. elderly(Noun)

    older people as a whole

  3. elderly(Adjective)

    old; having lived for relatively many years

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elderly(adj)

    somewhat old; advanced beyond middle age; bordering on old age; as, elderly people

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elderly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2117

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elderly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2285

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'elderly' in Adjectives Frequency: #273

Translations for elderly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(rather) old

an elderly lady.

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