Synonyms for elder

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : el-der
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɛl dər

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Définition of elder

Origin :
  • "more old," Old English (Mercian) eldra, comparative of eald, ald (see old); only English survival of umlaut in comparison. Superseded by older since 16c. Elder statesman (1921) originally was a translation of Japanese genro (plural).
  • adj born earlier
  • noun older person
Example sentences :
  • The elder Milbrey, too, had met her at his son's suggestion.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Well, it might be—why had he not selected an elder member of the Church?
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • The young girl shrank from the effort, but the elder lady was inflexible.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • He was the head of the school when I, the elder, was a lout in the lower fourth.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • As to your question, Why your elder sister may not be first provided for?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • "Sir Stephen is my elder brother, and I am Arthur, the second son," said the youth.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • For one second she looked at the elder of them, then at the younger.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • It was a pause in Janet's labors that gave the elder first warning of an intruder on his peace.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • Again the elder blew a reflective cloud over the merits of the question.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • He even treated Joseph as if he himself were the elder, and Joseph the younger brother.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa

Antonyms for elder

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