Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

old age

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the last period of human life, now often considered to be the years after 65.

Origin of old age

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
Related formsold-age, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for old age

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Old-age Pensions have fallen on Ireland as a shower of gold.

    Home Rule

    Harold Spender

  • The most conspicuous example of that effect has been Old-age Pensions.

    Home Rule

    Harold Spender

  • A region typical of old-age topography is that around Caldwell, Kansas.

    Geology

    William J. Miller

  • He is wondering, wondering if it has been but a dream, his old-age journey.

    The Wolf's Long Howl

    Stanley Waterloo

  • For some months now the bleachery has been concerned on the subject of old-age pensions.

    Working With the Working Woman

    Cornelia Stratton Parker