Elderly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeldərli|  American pronunciation of the word elderly
Brit.  |ˈɛldəli|  British pronunciation of the word elderly

noun

- people who are old collectively (syn: aged)

adjective

- advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)(syn: aged, older, senior)

Examples

The program is intended to provide medical care for elderly people.

...elderly people who stay active are usually the healthiest and the happiest...

In 2000 almost 50% of the income of the elderly came from the state pension.

elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper

An elderly couple and their adult children

The very young and the elderly are particularly sensitive to the disease.

...upon retiring, the elderly couple looked forward to a life of well-deserved leisure...

New facilities are being added to accommodate the special needs of elderly residents.

Too often elderly people are easy prey for swindlers and other criminals.

She's pledged to help her elderly constituents.

...deliberately annoyed the elderly neighbor by walking across his lawn...

...the elderly widower was one of the more biddable and cooperative residents at the nursing home...

The group that makes up the largest contingent of voters in this area is the elderly.

...cozened several elderly ladies into believing that he was intending marriage...

...the slightest dislocation in her daily routine bothered the elderly woman...

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