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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


  • Preventing Malnutrition Among Older Adults
    When we think about the health of frail older adults, severe, high-profile illnesses such as dementia, heart disease, cancer, and debilitating arthritis come to mind. But for many seniors, small things can turn a manageable chronic condition into an acute medical crisis. One is malnutrition. Spend a little time in a [...] Read more on this news related to 'Older'
  • Cancer screenings common among older, sick Americans
    Despite potential risks and limited benefits, many Americans are still screened for cancers toward the end of their lives, according to a new study Read more on this news related to 'Older'
  • Older people perform better in the morning, study finds
    By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults are better able to ignore distractions and to perform demanding cognitive tasks in the morning, a new study suggests. Moreover, when tested in the morning, at their peak period of alertness, seniors activated the same brain regions used to focus attention and tune out distractions as 19 to 30 year olds, rese Read more on this news related to 'Older'

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