The heroic age of hackerdom (roughly, pre-1980); the era of the PDP-10, TECO, ITS and the ARPANET. This term has been rather consciously adopted from J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic “The Lord of the Rings”.
Compare Iron Age. See also elvish and Great Worm.
noun 1. See under . [ed-uh] /ˈɛd ə/ noun 1. either of two old Icelandic literary works, one a collection of poems on mythical and religious subjects (or) erroneously attributed to Saemund Sigfusson (c1055–1133), the other a collection of ancient Scandinavian myths and legends, rules and theories of versification, poems, etc. (or) compiled and written […]
noun 1. . noun, Cards. 1. the player on the dealer’s left.
[el-der-hos-tl] /ˈɛl dərˌhɒs tl/ Trademark. 1. an international nonprofit organization that offers older adults short-term, low-cost courses, housing, and meals, usually on college campuses.
[el-der-lee] /ˈɛl dər li/ adjective 1. of advanced age; old: discounts for elderly patrons. 2. of or relating to persons in later life. noun 3. (used with a plural verb) elderly people collectively; senior citizens (usually preceded by the): Doctors recommend that young children and the elderly get vaccinated. /ˈɛldəlɪ/ adjective (of people) 1. adj. […]