elderly elderly  /ˈɛl dər li/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) people who are old collectively
  2. (adj) advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The cruelty inherent in scaring the elderly to score political points is beyond reprehensible.
  2. They will then study the effects of the new game in the same group of elderly players.
  3. Many elderly are spending more, too.

News

  1. Elderly Memphis Man Missing Since Saturday

    (Memphis) Memphis Police are looking for a missing elderly man. Investigators say 65-year-old Theodore Jones walked away from a house...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WREG-TV Memphis

  2. Elderly driver crashes SUV into East LA store

    An elderly man crashed his SUV into a Western Union check cashing outlet in East Los Angeles on Saturday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KABC-TV Los Angeles

  3. Elderly Woman Recovering After San Luis Obispo Home Fire

    An elderly woman in San Luis Obispo is recovering after a small fire inside her home Saturday afternoon.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Santa Maria

Quotes

  1. "Of course, Saddam Hussein ought to have been hanged for destroying several Shiite villages," Putin said in Moscow. "And the incumbent Georgian leaders who razed ten Ossetian villages at once, who ran elderly people and children with tanks,...
    on Aug 11, 2008 By: Vladimir Putin Source: USA Today

  2. "We haven't talked to him," Ethan Coen said backstage. "We know he's elderly and unhappy, so probably not well."
    on Mar 5, 2006 By: Coen brothers Source: ktla 5

  3. "We have a significant number of elderly people in wheelchairs at the shelters," Pamela Hospers, Butte County public authority manager, told The Sacramento Bee. "It's very confusing, very frustrating when you have to change and leave...
    on Jun 14, 2006 By: John Hospers Source: Los Angeles Times

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