What does elderly mean?

Definitions for elderly
ˈɛl dər liel·der·ly

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"

Wiktionary

  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

How to pronounce elderly?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say elderly in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of elderly in a Sentence

  1. Nut Brother:

    I have a lot of friends who have been forced to get married. Marriage has taken on a lot of things it shouldn't, it has become mixed up with things like sex, property, care for the elderly and social stability.

  2. Norman Fried:

    There is a greater need for strict and stringent bans of public events that total more than 1,000 persons. Businesses large and small must ease the rules governing compensation for American workers who take time off for sick days, elderly and infirm in America need to be attended to more vigilantly, aggressively and carefully before young members the population are attended to.

  3. Jim Doyle:

    It’s just like all the telephone scams that happen with the elderly and so forth, it’s tough.

  4. Catherine Donnelly:

    Pregnant women, the elderly and persons with suppressed immune systems due to cancer treatment, diabetes, liver and kidney disease are just a few examples of conditions that increase the risk for foodborne illness, young children are also vulnerable to developing serious illness from foodborne disease.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    Younger people should be concerned for two reasons. You are not immune or safe from getting seriously ill. Even though when you look at the total numbers, it's overwhelmingly weighted towards the elderly and those with underlying conditions. But the virus isn't a mathematical formula. There are going to be people who are young who are going to wind up getting seriously ill. So protect yourself.

Images & Illustrations of elderly

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