ELDER MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Elder Definition & Synonyms

  1. (a.) A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments; as, a traveling elder.
  2. (a.) An aged person; one who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.
  3. (a.) One who is older; a superior in age; a senior.
  4. (a.) Older; more aged, or existing longer.
  5. (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.
  6. (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.
  7. (n.) A genus of shrubs (Sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries.


Synonyms:
Big, Senior,

• Elderberry Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The berrylike drupe of the elder. That of the Old World elder (Sambucus nigra) and that of the American sweet elder (S. Canadensis) are sweetish acid, and are eaten as a berry or made into wine.


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