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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. elder, older, sr.adjective

    used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son

    "Bill Adams, Sr."

  3. old, olderadjective

    skilled through long experience

    "an old offender"; "the older soldiers"

Wiktionary

  1. olderadjective

    elderly

    The thoughtful lad helped an older lady across the street.

  2. olderadjective

    comparative form of old : more old, elder, senior

    My older brother and I are Catholic twins. He’s older by eleven months, not quite a year older than me.

Freebase

  1. Older

    Older is the third studio album from George Michael, released in Europe on 13 May 1996 through Virgin Records and one day later in the United States through the then-new DreamWorks Records. Older was the very first album released by DreamWorks Records. It was his first album since 1990's Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 – the five-and-a-half-year gap was due to the controversial legal battle that Michael experienced with his record company. Michael dedicated three years straight in the recording of Older, and the album found him exploring new musical territories in a more serious fashion compared to his previous work. At the time of release, the album was a huge commercial hit, particularly in Europe, but was received in America with a lukewarm critical approval and mediocre sales figures. In the UK, the album was particularly notable for producing six Top Three hit singles in a two-year span, creating a record still unsurpassed. The high sales of the album presaged a re-issue of the album under the name of Older & Upper eighteen months after its original release.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'older' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1162

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'older' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1121

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of older in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of older in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of older in a Sentence

  1. Howard Weintraub:

    It was a very well-done analysis of older trials, and there was no ambiguity that there was not a signal of cancer risk.

  2. Rebecca Siegel:

    Much of the decline in incidence in older aged adults is because of increased screening, but the cause for rising incidence in younger age groups is still unknown, the obesity epidemic is probably contributing, but doesn't seem to be the sole cause.

  3. United States:

    Baby boomers are getting older and continuing to take drugs. We see this in Europe, the United States, South America and Australia.

  4. Angel Dean:

    You sure came in with a bang babygirl! I’m looking forward to telling you all about it when you’re older!

  5. Jimmy Smits:

    His character energy is a lot different than the bouncy, Victor Sifuentes -- forget about the fabulous 27 years or something in between, he is a pillar of the legal community, not only because he's older, but also the types of cases that he's handled and the significance of his work in the community. It just spoke to me in terms of what his energy needs to be, at least on the outside, because TV's kind of fluid : different things can happen, but you need to feel like he's a rock.

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