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Spell check of elderly

Spellweb is your one-stop resource for definitions, synonyms and correct spelling for English words, such as elderly. On this page you can see how to spell elderly. Also, for some words, you can find their definitions, list of synonyms, as well as list of common misspellings.

Correct spelling:
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 (adjective)
ancient, superannuated, aged, matured, mature, octogenarian, venerable, vintage, durable, geriatric, ripe, old.
old (adjective)
ancient, primitive, aged, archaic, antique, old, primordial, venerable, antediluvian, antiquated, primeval, paleolithic.
oldly (adverb)
anciently, archaically, venerably.
Other synonyms:
old, senior, aged, older.
Examples of usage:
  1. Any elderly farmer out yonder in the noisy market would tell you that in his young days when he first did business he had to carry coin with him, especially if at a distance from home. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. But his guests, many of them elderly gentlemen, when once they had dined with him never forgot to come again. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. His elderly aunt, who acted as housekeeper, was already at table waiting for him. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
Common misspellings:
  1. eldery (49%)
  2. ederly (16%)
  3. elderely (5%)
  4. elderley (4%)
  5. eldely (3%)
  6. elederly (3%)
  7. eldelry (2%)
  8. enderly (2%)
  9. alderly (2%)
  10. lederly (2%)
  11. elerdly (1%)
  12. olderly (1%)
  13. elerly (1%)
  14. eldrly (1%)
  15. elderlys (1%)

Misspellings percentages are collected from over 14,913,252 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jul 2012.

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