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Definition of the noun elderly

What does elderly mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: elderlies

  1. people who are old collectively
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of elderly: aged
    • more generic terms: age bracket / age group / cohort = a group of people having approximately the same age

Definition of the adjective elderly

What does elderly mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more elderly / most elderly

  1. advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
    • example: elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper
    • synonyms of elderly: aged / older / senior
    • similar: old

Alternative definition of the adjective elderly


  1. old; having lived for relatively many years

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Google previewPrime Time (2011)

Maximizing the Therapeutic Experience -- A Primer for Psychiatric Clinicians by Frederick G. Guggenheim

The elderly constitute a group of individuals with widely divergent biological ages and relative youthfulness or elderliness despite similar birthdates. 2. To be elderly means that one has experienced many losses associated with this phase of ...

Google previewAging: An Encyclopedia for Adding Years to Your Life and Life to Your Years (2000)

by Arthur F. Beringause

Drug-taking behavior ofthe elderly is characterized by abuse and misuse as well as nonuse. Frequently, purchase of over-the-counter medications is not necessary. Often the elderly do not tell the doctor which drugs they are using. Sometimes ...

Google previewRoutledge International Encyclopedia of Women (2004)

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge by Cheris Kramarae, Dale Spender

life; elderly care: western world; elderly care: case STUDY---CHINA; ELDERLY CARE: CASE STUDY---INDIA; health: overview; nursing homes ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2009)

by Joseph Kandel, Christine A. Adamec

As a result, elderly individuals will continue to have an increasingly profound presence in the United ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology (2006)

by Yo Jackson

Ethnic minority elderly individuals include five ethnic populations in the United States: African Americans: Alaska Natives and American Indians; Asian Americans; Hispanics and Latinos; and Pacific Islander Americans. Elderly is defined as the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. campaigns, elections, and electoral behavior (2008)

A-M by Kenneth F. Warren

Although it is commonly believed that support for Social Security and Medicare leads the elderly to support Democrats, this is not necessarily the case. As the New Deal generation—which was overwhelmingly Democratic—dies off, the elderly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America (2005)

by John M. Herrick, Paul H. Stuart

LOCAL SOCIAL POLICY FOR OLDER PERSONS In several Mexican states, local governments have independent, uncoordinated health service systems for the elderly. Only a few states have social policies and services aimed at the elderly.

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If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible, he is almost certainly right but if he says that it is impossible, he is very probably wrong. (Arthur C. Clarke)
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Scrabble value of E1L1D2E1R1L1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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