WORD FOCUS: old WORD FOCUS: old PEOPLE:elderlya polite word used to describe someone who is old middle-agedaged between about 50 and 60 years old senior citizen/seniorAmerican English/pensionerBritish English/retireeAmerican Englishsomeone over 60 who has stopped working senileold and mentally ill ancient, geriatric, be getting on, be past it, be over the hill, be no spring chickeninformal words and expressionsused to describe someone who is old, often used humorously geriatricgeriatric medicine, care, hospitals etc are for old people THINGS/PLACES:ancientancient civilizations, cities, buildings, traditions etc existed many hundreds of years ago prehistoricexisting many thousands of years ago antiqueantique furniture, jewellery etc is old and often valuable ➔ See alsoold
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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