Related formseld·er·li·ness, nounnon·eld·er·ly, nounun·eld·er·ly, adjective
Examples from the Web for elderly
“Officers had to go stop an elderly lady from being assaulted,” Sgt. Houston said.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic|Brandy Zadrozny|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There were little blond girls in knit hats next to elderly African American women hobbling on canes.Sharpton Recalls Civil Rights Struggle in DC March Against Police Violence|Ben Jacobs|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Elderly women played Triple Double Diamond and Tiki Magic while they chain-smoked.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some were elderly with underlying conditions like hypertension and diabetes.
On a recent afternoon, the head of the Social Inquiry Foundation, Maria Gaidar, received two elderly ladies in her Moscow office.
He was an elderly man, with hard features and piercing eyes, who received me almost brutally, as if I had been a criminal.The Clique of Gold|Emile Gaboriau
M. Talleyrand was enjoying his rubber, when the conversation turned on the recent union of an elderly lady of respectable rank.
Then the face of an elderly male servant peered cautiously out through a six-inch opening.Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter|Lawrence L. Lynch
Ask some elderly man about the early triumphs of the Swedish Nightingale, and notice how he kindles.Collections and Recollections|George William Erskine Russell
He was an elderly man, who seemed to take more interest in me than anybody else.Elam Storm, The Wolfer|Harry Castlemon
British Dictionary definitions for elderly
adjective (of people)
- quite old; past middle age
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the elderly Related adjective: geriatric