What is older?

  • (adj): Advanced in years; ('aged' is pronounced as two syllables).
    Synonyms: aged, elderly, senior
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on older:

Sun Yat-sen - Family
... By the time he was born, he already had an older brother Sun Dezhang (孫德彰), an older sister Sun Jinxing (孫金星) who died at the early age of 4 ... Another older brother Sun Deyou (孫德祐) also died at the age of 6 ... He had two other sisters Sun Miaoxi (孫妙茜), who was older and Sun Qiuqi (孫秋綺) who was younger ...
Ali G - Family
... He has an older sister and an older brother ... mother had another baby and there was no room for him and his older brother and sister, who went to live with their father ...
Jessica Alba - Personal Life - Relationships and Family
... He was 12 years older than me ... at one time said she envisioned a much older man as her ideal partner, making references to Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Robert Redford, and Michael Caine ... She said, "I have this thing for older men ...
Flashbulb Memory - Demographic Differences in Flashbulb Memories - Age Differences
... In general, younger adults form flashbulb memories more readily than older adults ... flashbulb memories, but less than half of the older adults met all the criterion of a flashbulb memory ... Younger and older adults also showed different reasons for recalling vivid flashbulb memories ...
Gastropoda - Taxonomy
... In the older classification of the gastropods, there were four subclasses Opisthobranchia (gills to the right and behind the heart) ... Nevertheless a few of the older terms such as "opisthobranch" and "prosobranch" are still sometimes used in a descriptive way ... class, may account for the observed differences between the older phylogenies which were based on morphological data, and more recent gene-sequencing studies ...

More definitions of "older":

  • (adj): Used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son.
    Synonyms: elder, sr.
  • (adj): Old in experience.
    Example: "The older soldiers"
    Synonyms: old
  • (adj): Older brother or sister.
    Synonyms: big, elder

Famous quotes containing the word older:

    In the family sandwich, the older people and the younger ones can recognize one another as the bread. Those in the middle are, for a time, the meat.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you’re older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.
    —I.F. (Isidor Feinstein)

    Unfortunately, life may sometimes seem unfair to middle children, some of whom feel like an afterthought to a brilliant older sibling and unable to captivate the family’s attention like the darling baby. Yet the middle position offers great training for the real world of lowered expectations, negotiation, and compromise. Middle children who often must break the mold set by an older sibling may thereby learn to challenge family values and seek their own identity.
    Marianne E. Neifert (20th century)