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English definition of “elderly”

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
(Definition of elderly from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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