Elderly definitions

ĕl'dər-lē
Being past middle age and approaching old age; rather old.
adjective
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Of, relating to, or characteristic of older persons or life in later years.
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An elderly person.
noun
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Older people considered as a group. Often used with the:

Special recreational programs for the elderly.

noun
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Somewhat old; past middle age; approaching old age.
adjective
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Quite old; already in old age; aged.
adjective
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Not current; outmoded.
adjective
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The definition of elderly is someone who is old.

An example of elderly is a man in his 80s.

adjective
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Elderly is defined as a general group of older people.

An example of the elderly is the group of residents in a home for older people.

noun
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Old; having lived for relatively many years.
adjective
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An elderly person.
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(the elderly) Older people as a whole.
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Origin of elderly

elder +‎ -ly