Definitions

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  • adj. Of eighty years of age.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of eighty years of age.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as octogenarian.
  • n. An octogenarian.

Etymologies

Latin octogenarius, from octogeni eighty each, octoginta eighty, from octo eight. See eight, eighty. Compare octogenarian. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Against this tedium vitae, however, I am fortunately mounted on a hobby, which, indeed, I should have better managed some thirty or forty years ago; but whose easy amble is still sufficient to give exercise and amusement to an octogenary rider.

    Jefferson and His Colleagues; a chronicle of the Virginia dynasty

  • I have not overlooked what you intimate in regard to Mr. Jefferson, who approaches his octogenary Climacteric with a mens sana in corpore sano.

    Letters to and from Jefferson, 1821-1822

  • Against this _tedium vita_, however, I am fortunately mounted on a hobby, which, indeed, I should have better managed some thirty or forty years ago; but whose easy amble is still sufficient to give exercise and amusement to an octogenary rider.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 4

  • This is preaching -- but remember how the sermon is written at three, four, and five o'clock by an octogenary pen -- a heart (as Mrs. Lee says) twenty-six years old: and as H.L.P. feels it to be, -- ALL

    Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.) Edited with notes and Introductory Account of her life and writings

  • Saturday, after successfully spelling such words as octogenary, mitriform, bellicose, jacamar and divulgence, Aishwarya won the 17th annual Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by The State Journal-Register in cooperation with the Sangamon County Regional Superintendent of Schools.

    The State Journal-Register Home RSS

  • I enjoy good health, altho now octogenary; but am too weak to walk further than my garden; yet I ride daily and without fatigue. my elder daughter, mrs Randolph, is well and greets you kindly. she has given me 11. grand-children, of whom 4. liv e with me, and all make me contented in the prospect of their worth and good qualifications. my happiness is greatly increased too by the prosperity of our country, and it's exemption from the oppressions & eternal wars of Europe. that you days may pass in peace, in health and comfort, are the fervent prayers of your sincere & constant friend.

    Letters to and from Jefferson, 1821-1822

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