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Etymology 1

Old English eldra

Adjective

elder (not comparable)

Positive
elder

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Comparative of old; greater than another in age or seniority.
    • The elder of the two was also an elder-statesman
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Etymology 2

Old English ellærn

Noun

Singular
elder

Plural
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elder ({{{1}}})
  1. An older person or an older member, usually a leader, of some community.
    We were presented to the village elder.
  2. An officer of a church, sometimes having teaching responsibilities
  3. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
  4. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) One ordained to the office of elder.
    Jack had been an elder for only a few days when he received a new calling.
  5. (US, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
  6. A small tree of the genus Sambucus having white flowers in a cluster, and purple berries.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A priest or priestess in the modern pagan tradition known as Asatru or Heathenry.
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Basque

Noun

elder

  1. slime

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