[el-der-lee] /ˈɛl dər li/
of advanced age; old:
discounts for elderly patrons.
of or relating to persons in later life.
(used with a plural verb) elderly people collectively; senior citizens (usually preceded by the):
Doctors recommend that young children and the elderly get vaccinated.
adjective (of people)
1610s, from elder + -ly (1). Old English ealdorlic meant “chief, princely, excellent, authentic.” Old English also had related eldernliche “of old time,” literally “forefatherly.”
[non-i-lek-tid] /ˌnɒn ɪˈlɛk tɪd/ adjective 1. chosen for a position or office without running in an election. 2. not specifically chosen.
[ih-lek-tiv] /ɪˈlɛk tɪv/ adjective 1. pertaining to the principle of to an office, position, etc. 2. chosen by , as an official. 3. bestowed by or derived from , as an office. 4. having the power or right of to office, as a body of persons. 5. open to choice; optional; not required: an elective […]
[ih-lek-trik] /ɪˈlɛk trɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to, derived from, produced by, or involving electricity: an electric shock. 2. producing, transmitting, or operated by electric currents: an electric bell; electric cord. 3. electrifying; thrilling; exciting; stirring: The atmosphere was electric with excitement. 4. noun 5. Railroads. 6. electricity: residential users of gas and electric. 7. something, […]
[ih-lek-truh-lahyt] /ɪˈlɛk trəˌlaɪt/ noun 1. Physical Chemistry. 2. Physiology. any of certain inorganic compounds, mainly sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, and bicarbonate, that dissociate in biological fluids into ions capable of conducting electrical currents and constituting a major force in controlling fluid balance within the body. /ɪˈlɛktrəʊˌlaɪt/ noun 1. a solution or molten substance that […]