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elderly

adjective el·der·ly \ ˈel-dər-lē \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of elderly

1 a : rather old; especially : being past middle age
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of later life or elderly persons

elderliness

noun

Examples of elderly in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of elderly

1611


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elderly

noun

Definition of elderly

plural elderly or elderlies
: an elderly person

First Known Use of elderly

1865



ELDERLY Defined for English Language Learners

elderly

adjective

Definition of elderly for English Language Learners

  • : old or rather old : past middle age


ELDERLY Defined for Kids

elderly

adjective el·der·ly \ ˈel-dər-lē \

Definition of elderly for Students

: somewhat old


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