Complete Definition of "elder"

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Etymology 1
OE. eldra

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Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/ˈɛldə/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
(General American|US) IPA|/ˈɛldɚ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]`/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛldə(r)|-ɛldə(r)

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. comparative|Comparative of old; greater than another in age or seniority.

#* The elder of the two was also an elder-statesman

Derived terms
elderly
eldership
elder statesman
elder stateswoman

Translations

Japanese: JAchar|年上の (toshiue no); JAchar|年長の (nenchō no)
Russian: старший
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Slovene: starejši
Spanish: antiguo, anciano

Etymology 2
OE. ellærn

Noun
en-noun

  1. An older person or an older member, usually a leader, of some community.

#:We were presented to the village elder.

  1. An officer of a church, sometimes having teaching responsibilities
  2. Mormon The lowest office in the Melchizedek priesthood.

#: After being a member of the Church for a while, Bill was ordained to the office of elder.

  1. Mormonism One ordained to the office of elder.

#: Jack had been an elder for only a few days when he received a new calling.

  1. Mormonism Male missionary, title for a male missionary; title for a general authority.

#: The elders are coming over for dinner tonight.
#: One of the long-time leaders in the Church is Elder Packer.

  1. A small tree of the genus Sambucus having white flowers in a cluster, and purple berries.
  2. context|paganism A priest or priestess in the modern pagan tradition known as Asatru or Heathenry.

Derived terms
elderberry

Translations
trans-top|older member or leader of a community
Korean: 어른 (eoreun)
Portuguese: ancião m, anciã f
trans-mid
Russian старейшина (star'éjšina) m, староста (stárosta) m
Slovene: starešina m, starosta m
Thai: ผู้อาวุโส (phoo-a-wu-so), ผู้สูงอายุ (phoo-soong-a-yoo)
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trans-top|Melchizedek priesthood office, missionary, title
Russian старейшина (star'éjšina) m
Japanese 長老(ちょうろう, chōrō)
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trans-top|small tree
French: sureau m
German: Holunder m
Hungarian: bodza
Italian: sambuco m
Latin: sambucus m
trans-mid
Russian: бузина (buziná) f
Serbian: zova
Slovene: bezeg m
Spanish: sauco m
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ttbc|Albanian: shtog m
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ttbc|Japanese: にわとこ
ttbc|Romanian: soc m


Basque

Noun
elder

  1. slime

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