Definition of 'elder'
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One of my elder brothers views it as a lifetime commitment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He lived a carefree life with his two elder brothers, swimming and fishing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The relationship between the elder family members was not always hostile. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We established a personnel committee of three elders and the pastor. Christianity Today (2000)Relations with his elder brother were not ideal. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is a comic sight to be seen in some elder trees at present. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Papa says we elder ones are to read it. The Daisy Chain (1837)The Times contacted two tribal elders in the area by phone. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She was out one day, watching my elder brother play football at the local ground. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)Instead, a group of tribal elders was sent in to resolve the situation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As usual, it is the leaves of the elder trees that are leading the way. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They also taught the importance of having respect for one 's elders. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Think of a cricket team as a tribe, and the senior players as elders of that tribe. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Instead I looked at snapshots of my elder brothers proudly holding up their catch. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)He doesn't use foul language, is respectful to his elders and says please and thank you. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'elder'
British English: elder /ˈɛldə/ ADJECTIVE
The elder of two people is the one who was born first.
...his elder brother.
- American English: elder
- Arabic: أَكْبَر سِنّاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: mais idoso
- Chinese: 年长的
- Croatian: stariji
- Czech: starší
- Danish: ældre
- Dutch: ouder
- European Spanish: mayor edad
- Finnish: vanhempi johonkuhun verrattuna
- French: plus âgé
- German: älterer
- Greek: μεγαλύτερος ηλικία
- Italian: maggiore
- Japanese: 年上の
- Korean: 손위의
- Norwegian: eldre
- Polish: starszy
- European Portuguese: mais velho
- Romanian: vârstnic
- Russian: старший
- Spanish: mayor de más edad
- Swedish: äldre
- Thai: แก่กว่า
- Turkish: daha yaşlı
- Ukrainian: старший
- Vietnamese: lớn hơn
British English: elder NOUN
A person's elder is someone who is older than them, especially someone quite a lot older.
The young have no respect for their elders.
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