old age


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

    Home Rule

    Harold Spender

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

    Home Rule

    Harold Spender

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


    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

  • Under Old Business was a long discussion on health benefits and old-age pensions.

    Working With the Working Woman

    Cornelia Stratton Parker