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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A person who is older than you are; Any of various church officers; Any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit.

Usage examples (32)
  • Taking care of a elder is a emotional challenge because of some of the negative behavior exhibited by the elder.
  • I refer to your elder brother—my long-vanished father—David Poe.
  • “O elder, is this thy captive and thy prey gotten in these days?”
  • Southern comfortable gentleman waits in elder shadows for bears & bunnys. for more
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  • An "elder" (a person with authority) statesman in the Senate is not necessarily "older" (comparative of old) than the other senators.
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