- 1(Of a person) old or aging: she was elderly and silver-haired (as plural noun the elderly) teams of volunteers to carry out home repairs for the elderlyMore example sentences
aged, old, advanced in years, aging, long in the tooth, past one's prime; gray-haired, grizzled, hoary; in one's dotage, decrepit, doddering, doddery, senescent• informal getting on, past it, over the hill, no spring chickenthe aged, senior citizens; geriatrics, seniors; retired people, retirees, golden agers
- It would exclude blood relatives such as an elderly brother and sister living together.
- If you have an elderly neighbour or relative, look out for them in the winter months.
- It was being driven by an elderly lady with grey hair and had a female passenger with long, dark hair.
- 1.1(Of a machine or similar object) showing signs of age: a couple of elderly carsMore example sentences
- Behind the row of houses there is an elderly accommodation, a car park and an unused piece of land.
- It ran perfectly and I had pictured some happy teenage boy with my elderly car having fun and the charity getting close to $700 for it.
- Rain, when driving talent is at a premium, has been a great leveller for the young driver in his elderly car.