What does elderly mean?

Definitions for elderlyˈɛl dər li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word elderly.

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"


  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

Editors Contribution

  1. elderly

    A term used to describe people who are over the age of eighty.

    Some countries have a higher elderly population than others.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elderly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elderly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rania Fireou:

    There are many children and elderly people aboard.

  2. Choi Wan-hee:

    In the past it was elderly ladies who did the dancing.

  3. Lillian Carter:

    Sure i'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself some day.

  4. Bertrand Russell:

    Obscenity is what happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    One of the most important jobs of the youth is to make the elderly happy.

Images & Illustrations of elderly

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