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Older Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    older adj
  1. advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables); "aged members of the society"; "elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper"; "senior citizen" [syn: aged, elderly, senior]
  2. older brother or sister; "big sister" [syn: big(a), elder] [ant: little(a)]
  3. used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son; "Bill Adams, Sr." [syn: elder, sr.]
  4. old in experience; "an old offender"; "the older soldiers" [syn: old]
Older Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Old \Old\, a. [Compar. Older; superl. Oldest.] [OE. old, ald, AS. ald, eald; akin to D. oud, OS. ald, OFries. ald, old, G. alt, Goth. alpeis, and also to Goth. alan to grow up, Icel. ala to bear, produce, bring up, L. alere to nourish. Cf. Adult, Alderman, Aliment, Auld, Elder.]
  1. Not young; advanced far in years or life; having lived till toward the end of the ordinary term of living; as, an old man; an old age; an old horse; an old tree. Let not old age disgrace my high desire. --Sir P. Sidney. The melancholy news that we grow old. --Young.
  2. Not new or fresh; not recently made or produced; having existed for a long time; as, old wine; an old friendship. ``An old acquaintance.'' --Camden.
  3. Formerly existing; ancient; not modern; preceding; original; as, an old law; an old custom; an old promise. ``The old schools of Greece.'' --Milton. ``The character of the old Ligurians.'' --Addison.
  4. Continued in life; advanced in the course of existence; having (a certain) length of existence; -- designating the age of a person or thing; as, an infant a few hours old; a cathedral centuries old. And Pharaoh said unto Jacob, How old art thou? --Cen. xlvii. 8. Note: In this use old regularly follows the noun that designates the age; as, she was eight years old.
  5. Long practiced; hence, skilled; experienced; cunning; as,
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Older'


  • Older: Older may refer to: the comparative form of old Older (album), the third studio album from George Michael (released in 1996) Older / I Can't ...
  • Older (album): Older is the third studio album from George Michael , released in Europe on 13 May 1996 (and one day later in the United States). ...
  • Older Dryas: The Older Dryas was a stadial period between the Bølling and Allerød oscillation s during the Pleistocene glacial period of ~11,700—12, ...
  • Older / I Can't Make You Love Me: "Older" / "I Can't Make You Love Me " is a single released by George Michael in 1997. also released as an EP under the name "The Older EP". ...

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* The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. - H.L. Mencken

* To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. - Bernard Baruch

* Some folks as they grow older grow wise, but most folks simply grow stubborner. - Josh Billings


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Older Sample Sentences in News


  • Older Army Recruits Signal Weak Youth Labor Market
    Army recruits are getting older, with fewer going straight from high school to boot camp. Since the early 1990s, the percentage of Army recruits signing on the dotted line immediately after receiving their high school diplomas has declined from 65 percent to 44 percent, according to a report today from the RAND Corporation. About one-third of RAND’s 5,373 survey Read more on this news related to 'Older'
  • Older Americans and Alzheimer's Disease by the Numbers
    It's no secret that our nation's population is aging. And, while Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are not part of the normal aging process, the incidence of these brain disorders is rising in ... Read more on this news related to 'Older'
  • Senior Focus: Updated statin guidelines affect older adults
    Revised guidelines about who should take a statin to control high cholesterol will mean many of those who are 75 or older can take one less medication. Read more on this news related to 'Older'

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