elder - definition and synonyms

 
adjective [only before noun] 

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/ˈeldə(r)/
  1. older than someone, especially someone in your family

    The elder son works on a farm.

    elder brother/sister:

    advice from my elder brother

    1. a.

      the elder

      the person who is older, especially of two people in the same family

      The elder of the two had lost his job as a teacher.