Definition for older (2 of 2)
adjective, old·er, old·est or eld·er, eld·est.
Origin of old
Examples from the Web for older
Do you think that as we get older our thoughts shift to the more abstract, the music, than the definite, the lyrics?
But as you get older, I find I get more tunes and I have to work harder at the words.
The older boy climbed in first, followed by the younger son and then their mother.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ramos was 38—nearly two decades older than the average recruit.
Julio Cardenas, 25 and an MC from the group RCA, was older but with a youthful smile that hid the harsher sides of Cuban life.
He had a standing order with off-planet agents for archaic chess books, the older the better.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
If the older form were Gaelic, the substitution, or translation, would have been superfluous.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
Miss Dalrymple then took one of the older servants into confidence, and asked her if the house was haunted.Ghostly Phenomena|Elliot O'Donnell.
He is nearly two years older than Frank, and about as opposite to him in personal appearance as can well be imagined.Frank's Campaign|Horatio Alger, Jr.
The older children were already of the greatest assistance to their parents, and there was no room for her in the crowded shack.The Peace of Roaring River|George van Schaick
British Dictionary definitions for older (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for older (2 of 2)
- of or relating to advanced years or a long lifeold age
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the old
- old and young people of all ages
- (postpositive) having lived or existed for a specified perioda child who is six years old
- (in combination)a six-year-old child
- (as noun in combination)a six-year-old
- (prenominal) established for a relatively long timean old member
- (in combination)old-established
Word Origin for old
Idioms and Phrases with older
In addition to the idioms beginning with old
- old as Adam
- old chestnut
- old college try, the
- old saw
- old shoe
- old stamping ground
- old story, an
- old wives' tale
- any old
- chip off the old block
- comfortable as an old shoe
- dirty joke (old man)
- get the air (old heave-ho)
- no fool like an old fool
- of old
- ripe old age
- same old story
- settle a score (old scores)
- stamping ground, old
- teach an old dog new tricks
- up to one's old tricks