What is older?

  • (adj): Old in experience.
    Example: "The older soldiers"
    Synonyms: old
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on older:

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 ... Gastropoda class, may account for the observed differences between the older phylogenies which were based on morphological data, and more recent gene-sequencing studies ...
Flashbulb Memory - Demographic Differences in Flashbulb Memories - Age Differences
... form flashbulb memories more readily than older adults ... nearly all the younger adults experienced 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 ...
Ali G - Family
... He has an older sister and an older brother ... his mother had another baby and there was no room for him and his older brother and sister, who went to live with their father ...
Sun Yat-sen - Family
... 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 ...
Jessica Alba - Personal Life - Relationships and Family
... He was 12 years older than me ... different." Alba had at one time said she envisioned a much older man as her ideal partner, making references to Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery ... She said, "I have this thing for older men ...

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): Advanced in years; ('aged' is pronounced as two syllables).
    Synonyms: aged, elderly, senior
  • (adj): Older brother or sister.
    Synonyms: big, elder

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