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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aged, elderly, older, senior(adj)

    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"

    aged, senior(a), old, cured, sr., elderly, elder, ripened, senior, aged(a), of age(p), fourth-year

    immature, young, junior, inexperienced, inexperient

  2. elder, older, sr.(adj)

    used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son

    "Bill Adams, Sr."

    senior, aged, old, sr., elder, elderly

    inexperienced, inexperient, young, immature, junior

  3. old, older(adj)

    skilled through long experience

    "an old offender"; "the older soldiers"

    quondam(a), elder, previous(a), senior, old, sr., old(a), former(a), one-time(a), honest-to-god, erstwhile(a), honest-to-goodness, onetime(a), aged, sure-enough(a), sometime(a), elderly

    immature, young, inexperienced, inexperient, junior

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. older(a)

    senior, elder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "older":

    elderly, oldest, age, old, ageing, aged, seniors, elder, senior, more, old-age, previous, elders

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How to use older in a sentence?

  1. Malcolm Cowley:

    They tell me that you'll lose you mind when you grow older. What they don't say is that you won't miss it very much.

  2. Massimo Bottura:

    Since I was a kid I was Massimo Bottura -- I was escaping from my older brother under the table in the kitchen and from down there, where my grandmother was defending me, in the meantime she was rolling pasta, i was looking at the world from another point of view. It's what we do in Osteria Francescana every day.

  3. Jonathan Reiner:

    Ultimately, everyone has to be vaccinated, and if you end up vaccinating older people, you'll save their lives because they're at higher risk. And if you vaccinate younger people, you'll save lives also because they're spreading the virus.

  4. Po Bronson:

    As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things.

  5. Cai Bin:

    You know what older people in China are like, they don't want to spend too much money when they travel. This wasn't a luxurious cruise ship or anything.

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