[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.”
noun a manner of communicating to older people using a slow rate of speaking, simplified syntax, vocabulary restrictions, and exaggerated prosody on the assumption that their age makes them cognitively impaired Examples Elderspeak is common in nursing homes, hospitals and other settings where frail elders are found.
noun 1. an influential citizen, often a retired high official, whose advice is sought by government leaders. 2. any influential member of a company, group, etc., whose advice is respected. 3. Japanese History. any of the political leaders who retired from official office but continued to exert a strong influence in the government and who […]
noun 1. an influential female citizen, often a retired high official, whose advice is sought by government leaders. 2. any influential female member of a company, group, etc., whose advice is respected.
[el-dist] /ˈɛl dɪst/ adjective, a superl. of old with elder as compar. 1. ; first-born; of greatest age: eldest brother; eldest sister; eldest born. [ohld] /oʊld/ adjective, older, oldest or elder, eldest. 1. far advanced in the years of one’s or its life: an old man; an old horse; an old tree. 2. of or […]