elderly vs older what difference

what is difference between elderly and older

English

Etymology

elder +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɛldɚli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɛldəli/
  • Hyphenation: eld‧er‧ly

Adjective

elderly

  1. old; having lived for relatively many years.
    Synonyms: elder, old; see also Thesaurus:elderly
  2. Of an object, being old-fashioned or frail due to aging.
    Synonyms: dated, outworn, decrepit, timeworn; see also Thesaurus:obsolete, Thesaurus:deteriorated

Translations

Noun

elderly (plural elderlies)

  1. An elderly person.
  2. (with article, collective) Older people as a whole.

Translations



English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊldə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊldɚ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊldə(ɹ)

Adjective

older

  1. comparative form of old: more old, elder, senior

Adjective

older (not comparable)

  1. elderly

Anagrams

  • Elrod, Loder, lored, orled, roled

Elfdalian

Etymology

From Old Norse aldrigi, cognate with Swedish aldrig.

Adverb

older

  1. never

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse ǫlr (compare Icelandic elri, Danish el, Swedish al), from Proto-Germanic *aluz, *alusō (compare English alder), variant of *alizō, *alisō (compare Dutch els, German Erle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élisos.

Noun

older m or f (definite singular oldra or olderen, indefinite plural oldre or oldrer, definite plural oldrene)

  1. an alder (tree of the Alnus genus)

Synonyms

  • or

References

  • “older” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse ǫlr (compare Icelandic elri, Danish el, Swedish al), from Proto-Germanic *aluz, *alusō (compare English alder), variant of *alizō, *alisō (compare Dutch els, German Erle), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élisos.

Noun

older m (definite singular olderen, indefinite plural oldrar, definite plural oldrane)
older f (definite singular oldra, indefinite plural oldrer, definite plural oldrene)

  1. an alder (tree of the Alnus genus)

Synonyms

  • or

References

  • “older” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

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