Definitions for old age
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Common Vocabulary
the last period of human life, now often considered to be the years after 65.
Origin of old age:
old age, years, age, eld, geezerhood(noun)
a late time of life
"old age is not for sissies"; "he's showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the period of sb's life when they are old
health problems during old age
The latter part of life, the part of life after one's prime.
Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms and terms for old people include, Leanne, seniors, senior citizens, older adults, the elderly, and elders. Old people often have limited regenerative abilities and are more prone to disease, syndromes, and sickness than younger adults. For the biology of ageing, see senescence. The medical study of the aging process is gerontology, and the study of diseases that afflict the elderly is geriatrics.
Translations for old age
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the later part of a person's life
He wrote most of his poems in his old age.
- die ouderdom, oudag, grysheidAfrikaans
- късна възрастBulgarian
- velhicePortuguese (BR)
- hohes AlterGerman
- बुढ़ापा, वृद्धावस्थाHindi
- usia tuaIndonesian
- gamals aldur, elliIcelandic
- zaawansowany/podeszły wiekPolish
- د زوړوالى سنPashto
- yaşlılık, ihtiyarlıkTurkish
- 晚年Chinese (Trad.)
- lúc tuổi giàVietnamese
- 晚年Chinese (Simp.)
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