Elder - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
- any of various church officers
Modern writers may produce compositions in the elder style.
His elder son Liam became a lawyer.
Sarah is the elder of the two.
a meeting of the village elders
My elder sister buried her husband about six months ago.
The house went to the elder son.
She made liberal use of her elder sister's make-up and clothes.
Janet's sister was eight years her elder.
Tom has outgrown his elder brother
Julia Caesaris, Julia the Elder