Definitions

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  • adj. comparative form of old: more old, elder, senior
  • adj. elderly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. skilled through long experience
  • adj. advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
  • adj. used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son

Etymologies

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Examples

  • They are surprisingly large for a handset of this size and well suited for the eyesight and "thumb skills" of older people (* older*, not * old* - ok, mom?).

    Blogbot - forsiden

  • Hillary's woman problem is that her reach among women over 30 I don't want to use the term older women is unlikely to change much.

    Hillary's Woman Problem Part II

  • Cougars, that's what they call older women who date younger men.

    CNN Transcript May 22, 2009

  • "They do it by seein" that primitive forms are in what they call the older layers.

    Space

  • Ouida would have said "heir to a title older than a thousand centuries," but I doubt if the English duke is so ancient as that, or a direct descendant of the Dukes of Edom mentioned in Holy Writ.

    In the Wrong Paradise

  • Ms Harman noted that Mark Thompson, BBC director-general, had acknowledged the need to have greater numbers of what he called "older women" on screen.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • The Prime Minister sees a period of change affecting what she calls "older industries" and encouraging new ones.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Mr. Gabriel Sanchez—his first name that of God’s messenger, his last a name older than America itself—won’t look at her, keeps his eyes on his cap, turning it in his hands as if feeling along the rim for some essential tactile detail.

    Healer

  • Not only teenagers and college students can be counted among the 'technologically inclined,' which means that trends are much more prone to take off in older age segments than they used to.

    Twitter traffic surging

  • Pulmonary function tests in older children includes spirometry, whole body plethysmography, single and multiple breath nitrogen washout, carbon monoxide diffusion capacity, respiratory muscle strength and lung compliance.

    Pulmonary Function Lab

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