Definition of Old person
1. Noun. An elderly person.
Generic synonyms: Adult, Grownup
Specialized synonyms: Ancient, Antediluvian, Centenarian, Curmudgeon, Dodderer, Dodo, Fogey, Fogy, Fossil, Dotard, Back-number, Has-been, Nonagenarian, Octogenarian, Old Boy, Graybeard, Greybeard, Methuselah, Old Man, Old Woman, Septuagenarian, Sexagenarian
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Literary usage of Old person
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1850)
"... and be a minister of Thy honour in the kingdoms of grace and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A PRAYER FOR AN old person RETURNING ..."
2. The Dial edited by Francis Fisher Browne (1916)
"BRIEFER MENTION 176 NOTES 177 LIST OF NEW BOOKS 178 NEW WAYS AND THE old person. By the old person I don't mean old as aged, but old as against young: ..."
3. Traditional Ojibwa Religion and Its Historical Changes by Christopher Vecsey (1983)
"An old person, man or woman, was asked by the child's parents to bestow a name on the child during the feast, given approximately a month after birth; ..."
4. The World's Best Poetry by Bliss Carman (1904)
"There was an old person of Buda, Whose conduct grew ruder and ruder, Till at last with a hammer they silenced his clamor, By smashing that Person of Buda. ..."
5. Trukese-English Dictionary by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"person of importance or consequence, chief, officer, old person, "VIP" old woman ... elder, oldster, old person. oleander: ..."