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older meaning

EN[ˈəʊldə] [ˈoʊldɚ] [-əʊldə(ɹ)]
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WOlder
  • Older may refer to:
  • the comparative form of old
  • Older (album), the third studio album from George Michael (released in 1996)
  • "Older / I Can't Make You Love Me," a song from the aforementioned album
  • "Older," a song by They Might Be Giants on their 1999 album Long Tall Weekend
  • "Older" (Royseven song), a song by Royseven
  • Airin Older, the Sugarcult guitarist

    Definition of older in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveBFoldCOMelderSUPoldestSUPeldest
    1. comparative form of old: more old, elder, senior.
      1. My older brother and I are Catholic twins. He’s older by eleven months, not quite a year older than me.
    2. elderly.
      1. The thoughtful lad helped an older lady across the street.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The politically correct "businesspeople" has replaced the old "businessmen". ‎
      • 1985: It is an old Bible, of 1619, and turned, by its most frequent usage, into a Tetrevangelium. — John Fowles, A Maggot
      • I hardly believe he hath from elder times unknown the verticity of the loadstone. — Sir T. Browne.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Old couples sometimes will play tapes at each other during a fight.
      • Old Buggy and Winter Birds shows a buggy parked in front of a drive shed, while cardinals, juncos, and song sparrows feed on grain strewn over the ground.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • Most kids age out of that by the time they're ten or eleven years old.
      • I finally decided that the production was a work of neoromanticism, not only because I like a good ten-dollar word, but because the basic struggle here is between the young and the old.
      • In addition, 85.6% of candiduric patients have [sic] less than 6 months years old.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Adjective forms
        • Adjective comparative forms
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    1. en oldermost
    2. en older adult
    3. en older sister
    4. en older brother
    5. en older than the hills
    Source: Wiktionary
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    Grammatically, this word "older" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjective form.
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