elderly


1el·der·ly

adjective \ˈel-dər-lē\

: old or rather old : past middle age

Full Definition of ELDERLY

1
a :  rather old; especially :  being past middle age
b :  old-fashioned
2
:  of, relating to, or characteristic of later life or elderly persons
el·der·li·ness noun

Examples of ELDERLY

  1. The program is intended to provide medical care for elderly people.
  2. <elderly people who stay active are usually the healthiest and the happiest>

First Known Use of ELDERLY

1611

2elderly

noun
plural elderly or elderlies

Definition of ELDERLY

:  an elderly person

First Known Use of ELDERLY

1865

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