Meaning of “elderly” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “elderly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elderly" in American English

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us /ˈel·dər·li/


William is nearly 50, and his parents are elderly.

elderlynoun [ pl ]

us /ˈel·dər·li/

old people considered as a group:

The city is building new housing for the elderly.

(Definition of “elderly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)