Eldest - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeldɪst|  American pronunciation of the word eldest
Brit.  |ˈɛldɪst|  British pronunciation of the word eldest

noun

- the offspring who came first in the order of birth (syn: firstborn)

adjective

- first in order of birth (syn: firstborn)

Examples

David was the eldest of three boys.

My eldest daughter is 17.

He was the eldest of six children.

After the emperor died, power passed to his eldest son.

...the chief of the estate was left to the eldest son...

Her eldest son will act as the administrator of the estate.

...the couple plans to alien the adjoining house lot to their eldest son...

...after years abroad, the eldest son returned to the family hearthstone, the old house in Philadelphia...

The eldest sister always came in for much of the blame.

The eldest has a contracted arm.

The property will fall to the eldest son.

King Alfonso XIII abdicated in favour of his eldest son.

The eldest son was highly intelligent, if somewhat lazy.

She was the eldest among them.

She was terribly possessive of our eldest son.

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