old person


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Noun1.old person - an elderly personold person - an elderly person      
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
ancient, antediluvian - a very old person
centenarian - someone who is at least 100 years old
curmudgeon - a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas
dodderer - one who dodders from old age and weakness
dodo, fogey, fogy, fossil - someone whose style is out of fashion
dotard - an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect
back-number, has-been - someone who is no longer popular
nonagenarian - someone whose age is in the nineties
octogenarian - someone whose age is in the eighties
old boy - a vivacious elderly man
graybeard, greybeard, old man, Methuselah - a man who is very old
old woman - a woman who is old
septuagenarian - someone whose age is in the seventies
sexagenarian - someone whose age is in the sixties

old person

noun senior citizen, retired person, old age pensioner, elder, pensioner (slang), coffin-dodger (slang), elderly person, O.A.P. (Brit.) another old person who has frozen to death in an unheated house
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Having now disburdened himself of his great surprise, the schoolmaster sat down, and drawing Nell to his side, told her how he had learnt that ancient tenement had been occupied for a very long time by an old person, nearly a hundred years of age, who kept the keys of the church, opened and closed it for the services, and showed it to strangers; how she had died not many weeks ago, and nobody had yet been found to fill the office; how, learning all this in an interview with the sexton, who was confined to his bed by rheumatism, he had been bold to make mention of his fellow-traveller, which had been so favourably received by that high authority, that he had taken courage, acting on his advice, to propound the matter to the clergyman.
Villefort left her to the care of the women, while old Barrois ran, half-scared, to his master; for nothing frightens old people so much as when death relaxes its vigilance over them for a moment in order to strike some other old person.
You needn't make the least apology, my dear,' said Miss Knag, smiling sweetly as she spoke; 'I dare say she is a very respectable old person, and I shall be quite--hem--quite pleased to know her.
He appeared surprised at this - I see him stop and look at me now - and after considering for a few moments, said he wanted to call on an old person who lived not far off, and that the best way would be for me to buy some bread, or whatever I liked best that was wholesome, and make my breakfast at her house, where we could get some milk.
I asked him then, if this old person had made all things, why did not all things worship him?
We had some sharp words, and I felt pretty cheap, to come banging into a grave old person like that, with a million strangers looking on and smiling to themselves.
It struck me, however, as being the one which was most likely to interest that exceedingly unpleasant old person.
And though it was a sad business enough, I rather question whether fourteen young people, without any old persons to keep them in order, could continue to spend the whole time of the voyage in being miserable.
They knew, these excellent old persons, that, by all established rule -- and, as regarded some of them, weighed by their own lack of efficiency for business -- they ought to have given place to younger men, more orthodox in politics, and altogether fitter than themselves to serve our common Uncle.
Meanwhile Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of the death of a 55 years old person due to torture by some influential persons in Multan area and sought a report from RPO Multan.
ISLAMABAD -- A 60-year old person and his son were shot dead in Sector I-10 by unknown persons here on Wednesday in Sabzi Mandi police area, a police spokesman said.
MAGGIE HARRINGTON Getting to be an old person should be seen as a real achievement.