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It worked perfectly until his eldest daughter asked to see the packaging. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is estranged from his eldest son and daughter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was from our eldest daughter. The Sun (2016)Today he's in an especially good mood because his eldest daughter gave birth to his second grandchild the night before. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ensuring financial security for my eldest daughter when I'm no longer here. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her eldest daughter had announced she was pregnant out of wedlock. Christianity Today (2000)He often used to chat with the eldest two as they got off the school bus. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The eldest grandson has moved out. The Sun (2014)My eldest daughter sees things differently. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My two eldest go to work. Behind Closed Doors - advice for families with violence in the home (1988)Finally, her eldest brother did take charge and called an ambulance. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The eldest of three siblings, she learnt to organise and lead at a young age. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Spieth is the eldest of three siblings raised in Texas. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She grew up one of five, as the eldest daughter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I told my eldest two sons a month ago and they really kicked off. The Sun (2009)I'm the eldest of five brothers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We usually hear from the eldest grandson regularly but I suspect we are being punished for not approving. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then my eldest grandson, who lives next door, rushes in. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: eldest /ˈɛldɪst/ ADJECTIVE
The eldest person in a group is the one who was born before all the others.
Her eldest daughter is twelve.
- American English: eldest
- Arabic: الأَكْبَر
- Brazilian Portuguese: o mais velho
- Chinese: 最年长的
- Croatian: najstariji
- Czech: nejstarší
- Danish: ældst
- Dutch: oudste
- European Spanish: de más edad
- Finnish: vanhin
- French: aîné
- German: ältester
- Greek: πρεσβύτερος
- Italian: il maggiore
- Japanese: 最年長の
- Korean: 가장 나이 많은
- Norwegian: eldst
- Polish: najstarszy
- European Portuguese: o mais velho
- Romanian: vârstnic
- Russian: самый старший
- Spanish: el de más edad
- Swedish: äldst
- Thai: แก่ที่สุด
- Turkish: yaşça en büyük
- Ukrainian: найстарший
- Vietnamese: lớn nhất lớn nhất
Definition of eldest from the Collins English Dictionary
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