Definition of Older in English :

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Older meaning in English

Meaning of Older in English

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Older pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of older


1. aged, elderly, older, senior

advanced in years; (aged' is pronounced as two syllables)

Example Sentences:
'aged members of the society'
'elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper'
'senior citizen'

2. elder, older, sr.

used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son

Example Sentences:
'Bill Adams, Sr.'

3. old, older

skilled through long experience

Example Sentences:
'an old offender'
'the older soldiers'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of older
1.  the comparative of old
having lived or existed longer; of greater age
. Also (of people, esp members of the same family): elder

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see synonyms of older
1.  alt. compar. of
between middle age and extreme old age
used as an alternative to words which may connote debility, decline, etc.

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see synonyms of older
adj. old·er, old·est
a. Having lived or existed for a relatively long time; far advanced in years or life.
b. Relatively advanced in age: Pamela is our oldest child.
2. Made long ago; in existence for many years: an old book.
a. Of or relating to a long life or to people who have had long lives: a ripe old age.
b. Having or exhibiting the physical characteristics of age: a prematurely old face.
c. Having or exhibiting the wisdom of age; mature: a child who is old for his years.
4. Having lived or existed for a specified length of time: She was 12 years old.
a. Exhibiting the effects of time or long use; worn: an old coat.
b. Known through long acquaintance; long familiar: an old friend.
c. Skilled or able through long experience; practiced: He is an old hand at doing home repairs.
a. Belonging to a remote or former period in history; ancient: old fossils.
b. Belonging to or being of an earlier time: her old classmates.
c. often Old Being the earlier or earliest of two or more related objects, stages, versions, or periods.
7. Geology
a. Having become slower in flow and less vigorous in action. Used of a river.
b. Having become simpler in form and of lower relief. Used of a landform.
8. often ol' (ōl)
a. Used as an intensive: Come back any old time. Don't give me any ol' excuse.
b. Used to express affection or familiarity: good ol' Sam.
1. An individual of a specified age: a five-year-old.
2. Old people considered as a group. Used with the: caring for the old.
3. Former times; yore: in days of old.

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