Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “elderly”

See all translations

elderly

adjective uk   /ˈel.dəl.i/ us    /-dɚ.li/
B1 polite word for old: elderly relatives/parents
More examples

elderly

noun [plural] uk   /ˈel.dəl.i/ us    /-dɚ.li/
the elderly C1 old people considered as a group: The city is building new housing for the elderly.
Translations of “elderly”
in Korean 노인…
in Arabic كَهْل, طاعِن في السِّن…
in Portuguese idoso…
in Catalan gran (d’edat)…
in Japanese 年をとった…
in Italian anziano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 年老的, 上了年紀的, 年紀較大的…
in Russian пожилой…
in Turkish (kibar anlamda) yaşlı, geçkin, tecrübeli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 年老的, 上了年纪的, 年纪较大的…
in Polish starszy…
(Definition of elderly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of elderly?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “elderly” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

guru

a religious leader or teacher in the Hindu or Sikh religion

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More