AskDefine | Define older

Dictionary Definition

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]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (UK): [ˈəʊldə]
  • (US): [ˈoʊldɚ]


  1. comparative of old Elder, senior.
    • My older brother and I are Catholic twins. He’s older by eleven months, not quite a year older than me.
  2. Elderly.
    • The thoughtful lad helped an older lady across the street.


comparative of old
  • Khmer: (borng) (of a sibling or cousin)

Extensive Definition

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Father Time, Methuselah, Nestor, Old Paar, antecedent, anterior, anticipatory, centenarian, ci-devant, dean, dotard, doyen, doyenne, earlier, early, elder, eldest, father, first, first-born, firstling, fore, foregoing, former, gaffer, geezer, golden-ager, gramps, grandfather, grandsire, graybeard, major, nonagenarian, octogenarian, old chap, old codger, old dog, old duffer, old geezer, old gent, old gentleman, old man, old party, old-timer, oldest, oldster, pantaloon, patriarch, preceding, precurrent, preexistent, presbyter, previous, prime, primogenitary, prior, senior, senior citizen, septuagenarian, sexagenarian, sire, the quiet-voiced elders, venerable sir, veteran
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