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Definitions of elder

  1.   older brother or sister big sister
  2.   used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son Bill Adams Sr
  3.   a person who is older than you are
  4.   any of various church officers
  5.   any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
  6.   Older more aged or existing longer
  7.   One who is older a superior in age a senior
  8.   An aged person one who lived at an earlier period a predecessor
  9.   A person who on account of his age occupies the office of ruler or judge hence a person occupying any office appropriate to such as have the experience and dignity which age confers as the elders of Israel the elders of the synagogue the elders in the apostolic church
  10.   A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments as a traveling elder
  11.   A genus of shrubs Sambucus having broad umbels of white flowers and small black or red berries
  12.   Born before another prior in years senior earlier older as his elder brother died in infancy opposed to younger and now commonly applied to a son daughter child brother etc
  13.   A plant genus in the family CAPRIFOLIACEAE best known for Elderberries
  14.   Older prior in time origin or appointment
  15.   One older in age rank or station in certain Protestant churches a governing officer or minister a shrub with a spongy pith and purple berries
  16.   Sambucus the dried flowers of Sambucus canadensis
  17.   A small tree with a spongy pith bearing useful purple berries
  18.   Older having lived a longer time prior in origin
  19.   One who is older an ancestor one advanced to office on account of age one of the office bearers in the Presbyterian Church
  20.   An older person an official in some churches a bush with spongy pith
  21.   Eldest
  22.   Older born earlier
  23.   Having lived longer senior older
  24.   An older or aged person patriarch church officer or minister
  25.   A shrub with white flowers and purple black or red berries
  26.   Older having lived a longer time prior in origin preceding in the date
  27.   One who is older an ancestor one who on account of his age and experience is selected for office one who held office in the early Christian Church in the Presbyterian Church a member of what in connection with a congregation is called the kirk session which is presided over by the minister and superintends and administers the order and discipline of the Church the player who leads
  28.   A genus of shrubs and small trees a small tree with a spongy pith bearing dark purple berries
  29.   Senior opposed to younger older comp degree of old
  30.   One advanced in life an office bearer in a Presbyterian church
  31.   A common tree producing white flowers and dark purple berries

Quotes of elder

  1. If you wish to succeed in life make perseverance your bosom friend experience your wise counselor caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius – Joseph Addison
  2. We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land – Yasser Arafat
  3. Travel in the younger sort is a part of education in the elder a part of experience – Francis Bacon
  4. Being appointed Elder Professor meant very much taking over the shop in that the professor in those days controlled all the moneys – John Henry Carver
  5. From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger there was but one man without whom English history must have taken a different turn and that was William Pitt the elder – Albert Bushnell Hart
  6. Today America lost a great elder statesman a committed public servant and leader of the Senate And today I lost a treasured friend Ted Kennedy was an iconic larger than life United States senator whose influence cannot be overstated Many have come before and many will come after but Ted Kennedy's name will always be remembered as someone who lived and breathed the United States Senate and the work completed within its chamber – Orrin Hatch
  7. Parents today are under a lot of stress sometimes working two jobs just to make ends meet They're trying to find day care for their kids and elder care for their own parents The Federal Government shouldn't add to their worries by not living up to its obligations – Barbara Mikulski
  8. You are our dearly beloved brothers and in a certain way it could be said that you are our elder brothers – Pope John Paul II
  9. I was born on 22 March 1931 in New York the elder child of Abraham and Fanny Richter – Burton Richter
  10. Washington and the elder Napoleon Both were brave men both were true men both loved their country and dared to expose their lives for their country's cause – Matthew Simpson
  11. He has not yet become an elder statesman though his foreign policy credentials are considerable but he is certainly our ancient mariner forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened – Ronald Steel
  12. Now that I am sixty I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency – John Updike

Usage examples for elder

  1. There his other daughter Ismene joined him and after a time his elder son Polynices arrived – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. She need be no care to you sir said the elder boy Henry and I will look after her – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  3. Such was the elder sister's belief as to her father's mind – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  4. “ I told you muttered the elder that you shouldn't have put up all the money – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  5. We will first give attention to that from the elder lady – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  6. The younger children look better than the elder – The New Germany by George Young
  7. Instantly a change came over the elder man – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  8. “ Roy went across the hall to his elder brother's room – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  9. “ Mrs Elder and her brother turned away and went down stairs – Home Scenes, and Home Influence A Series of Tales and Sketches by T. S. Arthur
  10. Well let me say as between man and man the elder spoke that Menocal won't let you take away that much water from him if he can help it – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  11. He will expect it from an elder of the church – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  12. As Roger Ingleton the elder you may depend on it the matter will take another view – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. But this remark was added to the thousand suggestions made by the elder lady and not accepted by the younger – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  14. Then he turned once more to the elder woman – The Fairies and the Christmas Child by Lilian Gask
  15. The elder woman lay back on the sofa with a sigh of relief – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  16. “ Thayer had tried to buy the mill when the elder Houston was alive – The White Desert by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  17. The elder of them was called Wishie the younger Contenta ” – Tales From Catland, for Little Kittens by Tabitha Grimalkin
  18. You do not mean the elder sister – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  19. You should be interested in the message only not in the messenger my child gravely replied the elder lady – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  20. “ I have he began the honour of speaking to Mr Smart the elder – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett

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