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"elderly" in American English

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elderlyadjective

us   /ˈel·dər·li/
old: 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)







"elderly" in British English

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elderlyadjective

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

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elderlynoun [plural]

uk   /ˈel.dəl.i/ us   /ˈel.dɚ.li/
(Definition of elderly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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