Definitions of elder

The word elder uses 5 letters:deelr.

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a. - Older; more aged, or existing longer. 2

a. - 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. 2

a. - One who is older; a superior in age; a senior. 2

a. - An aged person; one who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor. 2

a. - 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. 2

a. - A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments; as, a traveling elder. 2

n. - A genus of shrubs (Sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries. 2