Older - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈoʊldə|  American pronunciation of the word older
Brit.  |ˈəʊldə|  British pronunciation of the word older
- this word is used as a comparative form of the adjectiveold
- advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables) (syn: aged, elderly, senior)
- used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son (syn: elder)
- skilled through long experience (syn: old)
the older soldiers

Examples

Irene Franey, a little older than I, was quite a beauty.

It's important to keep your mind active as you grow older.

The older students entered the room first with the younger students following behind them.

Gray hair is one of the natural consequences of getting older.

I have an older version of the software.

He began to lose his memory as he grew older.

Cold winters can be a trial for older people.

One night, after antagonizing a gang of older toughs, he had his face smashed in with a hockey stick.

As she got older, you could observe a drift in her writing towards more serious subjects.

His work contains echoes of older and greater poets.

...one of the traditional roles of an older brother is that of schoolyard defender...

Both pitchers, though they are older, haven't lost their magic.

She showed no bias toward older clients.

The children became less biddable as they grew older.

...in the 17th century the Quakers were persecuted for beliefs and practices that older churches regarded as blasphemies...

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