Definitions for old age

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

old′ age′(n.)

  1. Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. the last period of human life, now often considered to be the years after 65.

Origin of old age:

1300–50

old′-age′

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  1. old age(noun)ʊld

    the period of sb's life when they are old

    health problems during old age

Wiktionary

  1. old age(Noun)

    The latter part of life, the part of life after one's prime.

Freebase

  1. Old age

    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

old age

the later part of a person's life

He wrote most of his poems in his old age.

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