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Definitions and Synonyms of elderly | Another word for elderly | What is elderly?

Definition 1: people who are old collectively - [noun denoting group]

Samples where elderly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • special arrangements were available for the aged

Synonyms for elderly in the sense of this definition

(elderly is a kind of ...) a group of people having approximately the same age

Definition 2: advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where elderly or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aged members of the society
  • elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper
  • senior citizen

Synonyms for elderly in the sense of this definition

(elderly is similar to ...) (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age

"his mother is very old" "a ripe old age" "how old are you?"

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