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Meaning & Definition of Elderly in English

English

Elderly

/ɛldərli/

noun

1. People who are old collectively

  • "Special arrangements were available for the aged"
    synonym:
  • aged
  • ,
  • elderly

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • aged
  • ,
  • elderly
  • ,
  • older
  • ,
  • senior

Examples of using

Tom's elderly.
BMI categories (underweight, overweight or obese) from general reading table are inappropriate for athletes, children, the elderly, and the infirm.
My parents told me that we should respect the elderly.