elderly

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EtymologyEdit

elder +‎ -ly

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AdjectiveEdit

elderly

  1. old; having lived for relatively many years.
    Synonyms: elder, old; see also Thesaurus:elderly
  2. Of an object, being old-fashioned or frail due to aging.
    Synonyms: dated, outworn, decrepit, timeworn; see also Thesaurus:obsolete, Thesaurus:deteriorated
    • 1988, Anne Tyler, chapter 1, in Breathing Lessons:
      The car was parked toward the rear of the shop, an elderly gray-blue Dodge. It looked better than it had in years.

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NounEdit

elderly (plural elderlies)

  1. An elderly person.
  2. (with article, collective) Older people as a whole.

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