from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being past middle age and approaching old age; rather old. See Usage Note at old.
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of older persons or life in later years.
- n. An elderly person.
- n. Older people considered as a group. Often used with the: special recreational programs for the elderly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. old; having lived for relatively many years
- n. an elderly person
- n. older people as a whole
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Somewhat old; advanced beyond middle age; bordering on old age.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat old; advanced beyond middle age; bordering on old age: as, elderly people.
- Synonyms Old, etc. See aged.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
- n. people who are old collectively
elder + -ly (Wiktionary)