What does the word elderly mean?

Usage examples for elderly

  1. No one took any notice of Raphael as the boat passed, except the elderly lady's companion, a poor old maid of noble family, who bowed to him, and whom it seemed to him that he saw for the first time. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  2. The two elderly women who stood there looked like captives. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  3. They did, and Gerald begged the elderly Ugly- Wugly to retire among the bushes with Jimmy; because, said he, I think the poor bailiff's coming round, and it might upset him to see strangers- and Jimmy'll keep you company. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit