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elder

noun adult, advanced in years, ancestor, ancient, antiquated, antique, archaic, early, elderly, matured, older man, older woman, one of the older generation, original, senior, senior citizen, superannuated, veteran, vintage
Associated concepts: elder care, medicare, social security
See also: adult, predecessor, primogenitor
References in classic literature ?
Nay, brother," said the elder from Canterbury, "the hoar-frost and the black-frost hath done its work on Brother Adam and Sister Martha, even as we sometimes discern its traces in our cornfields, while they are yet green.
observed the elder from Harvard, "hath she not likewise a gift to declare her sentiments?
Elder Hitch, as is seen, was trying to make proselytes on the very railway trains.
Several of the audience, not being much interested in the missionary's narrative, here left the car; but Elder Hitch, continuing his lecture, related how Smith, junior, with his father, two brothers, and a few disciples, founded the church of the "Latter Day Saints," which, adopted not only in America, but in England, Norway and Sweden, and Germany, counts many artisans, as well as men engaged in the liberal professions, among its members; how a colony was established in Ohio, a temple erected there at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, and a town built at Kirkland; how Smith became an enterprising banker, and received from a simple mummy showman a papyrus scroll written by Abraham and several famous Egyptians.
And then she took the little boy out of bed, laid him on her bosom, and the branches of the Elder Tree, full of flowers, closed around her.
A great chunk of the shore had been bitten out by some spring freshet, and the scar was masked by elder bushes, growing down to the water in flowery terraces.
He caught the one-eyed elder on his blind side and ripped his ear into ribbons.
The rest will be inwested in my name,' continued the elder Mr.
For the reason that my hand had this effect (I assume), I had sat by the side of the bed for half an hour, with the two brothers looking on, before the elder said:
It never occurred to her that her own conduct could be anything of a puzzle to her mother, or that elder people are as much affected by the young as the young are by them.
When he quitted England, he left his father and his elder brother Michael seriously at variance.
Rose indignantly denied the insinuation, for when healths were drunk in the good old-fashioned way to suit the elders, she had observed that Aunt Jessie's boys filled their glasses with water, and had done the same herself in spite of the Prince's jokes about "the rosy.