from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person 90 years old or between 90 and 100 years old.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who is between the age of 90 and 99, inclusive. One who is in his or her tenth decade.
- adj. Being between the age of 90 and 99, inclusive. In one's tenth decade.
- adj. Of or relating to a nonagenarian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person ninety years old.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing or pertaining to ninety.
- n. A person who is ninety years old.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone whose age is in the nineties
- adj. being from 90 to 99 years old
Brown's ambition for the project is not in doubt – she has confirmed rumours of discussions between billionaire Barry Diller, the backer for her own online publication, the Daily Beast, and Newsweek's nonagenarian proprietor, Sidney Harman.
Or, if you're a Californian nonagenarian with an ambitious wife, you can buy the whole magazine for $1 (plus taking on $47m in debts).
Becoming a nonagenarian isn't unthinkable: One in four of today's 65-year-olds will live to 90, and one in 10 to age 95.
"Oracle" and "Seventy-Two Letters" were both on the Hugo shortlist for Best Novella, but were beaten by Jack Williamson's "The Ultimate Earth", which is not as good a story as either but was obviously the last chance to give an award to the nonagenarian author (it won the Nebula too, I guess for the same reason).
Ms. Kaplan, a fashionable nonagenarian, said she avoided the club in its heyday.
She laughed she had a great sense of humor for an nonagenarian and she sometimes cackled for many minutes which felt like serious overkill but it was like her laugh switch had been turned on and there was no OFF.
Last year however, we had two summer trips that were genealogical, starting with a family reunion where four generations of Italian-Americans rallied around our nonagenarian patriarch, my great uncle John Balma.
Another woman inquired about how long her nonagenarian grandmother would live.
The post-communist Russian government has kept up the accolades — the nonagenarian Mr. Kalashikov is now a lieutenant general — and Mr. Chivers received little cooperation in his search for authoritative information on the development of the AK-47.
What was a great gag when he was, say, 50 years old, and then to STILL be delivering a line like that at the age of 93, as he did on my UK television series, well that existential tension is what made his nonagenarian performances so incredibly spell-binding.