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
 
 
/ˈeldəli/
B1 a more polite word for 'old', used to describe people: an elderly man Children should show respect for the elderly.The elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are oldDescribing people who are oldThe 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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “elderly” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

derivative

If something is derivative, it is not the result of new ideas, but has been developed from or copies something else.

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More