- (Of a person) old or ageing: an elderly relative (as plural noun the elderly) specialist services for the elderlyMore example sentences
aged, old, mature, older, senior, ancient, venerable; advanced in years, getting on, ageing; in one's dotage, long in the tooth, as old as the hills; grey, grey-haired, grey-bearded, grizzled, hoary; past one's prime, not as young as one was, not as young as one used to be; decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world, senile, superannuated; septuagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, centenarian• formal senescent• rare longevousgeriatrics, senior citizens, (old-age) pensioners, OAPs, retired people; North American seniors, retirees, golden agers• informal (golden) oldies, wrinklies
- 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.
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- Because Virginia's fair housing law includes elderliness as a protected class it is broader than the federal fair housing law.
- The age of elderliness seems to be relative rather than absolute.