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, elderlyadjective

    people who are old collectively

    "special arrangements were available for the aged"

  2. aged, elderly, older, senioradjective

    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. elderlynoun

    an elderly person

  2. elderlynoun

    older people as a whole

  3. elderlyadjective

    old; having lived for relatively many years

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Elderlyadjective

    No longer young; bordering upon old age.

    Etymology: from elder.

    I have a race of orderly elderly people of both sexes at command, who can bawl when I am deaf, and tread softly when I am giddy. Jonathan Swift, to Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elderlyadjective

    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

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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. Angel Munoz:

    Many of these elderly people either live alone or are being taken care of by neighbors, they are not even relatives.

  2. Ambassador Giulio Haas:

    Iran seems still for a lot of people to be bearded, elderly gentlemen with turbans. You see them, but you see not a lot of them, especially when you're dealing with business.

  3. Joko Widodo:

    The first reason is humanitarian. He is elderly and his health is also a consideration.

  4. Lu Jiehua:

    The popularity of new digital tools has a great impact on the life of the elderly.

  5. Adam Shiroff:

    A patient like the justice, having three rib fractures, will likely be observed in the ICU, so that's a profound difference and underscores the impact of being elderly.

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