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We were always taught to respect our elders.
a council of village elders
He had the support of party elders.
She was ten years my elder, though she looked a lot younger.
Sharon was her twin's elder by just 20 minutes.
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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend
the bone at the front of your lower leg, between your knee and your ankle. A more usual word is...
a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career
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Definition of elder from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.