What does older mean?

Definitions for older
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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. Virginia Woolf:

    The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.

  2. Shasta Groene:

    I had promised my brother [ Dylan ] that I would make sure that we got out alive, i carried so much guilt because he did n’t live, and I did. I felt like it should have been the other way around. I handled all of that in very unhealthy ways. I started drinking at age 13, smoking marijuana and hanging out with older people. I was trying to numb everything. And there was a possibility that my dad might die. I did n’t know what to do.

  3. Bob Bergen:

    It’s actually the hardest thing, 'That’s all folks' is the most difficult thing I have to say. Because Mel Blanc said it once when he first got the job in the ‘30s. And after a few years, he used the original recording and, before I think the ‘40s, they stopped having Porky come out of the drum and [say the line]. He didn’t do it again until he started doing press in the ‘80s. And his voice had changed. He was older. So, when I say ‘That’s all folks,’ I’ll say… ‘Do you want 1930s Mel Blanc ‘That’s all folks’ or 1980s Mel Blanc ‘That’s all folks?’… It’s different. So I just do whatever I think feels good….

  4. Shaun Murphy:

    Computers, tablets, and smartphones are very inexpensive and [sometimes older devices are free] and internet access is just a coffee shop away, combine that with the energy and inquisitive nature of children and you have unlimited possibilities.

  5. Jerica Berge:

    When parents use restrictive (e.g. keep food from children) or pressure-to-eat feeding practices (e.g. try to get kids to eat more food), children have an increased risk of being overweight, when a new child is introduced, parents may relax their preoccupation with the older child’s eating behaviors, allowing the older child to respond to their own satiety cues and self-regulate their eating.

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