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Synonyms for elder
ˈɛl dərel·der

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  1. elder

    senior, father

    junior, son

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elder, seniornoun

    a person who is older than you are

    senior, elderberry bush


  2. elder, elderberry bushnoun

    any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit

    senior, elderberry bush


  3. elderadjective

    any of various church officers

    senior, elderberry bush


  4. elder, older, sr.adjective

    used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son

    "Bill Adams, Sr."

    senior, aged, old, older, sr., elderly


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. elderadjective

    older, senior

  2. eldernoun

    senior, aged person

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. elder

    Sambucus, a mild laxative

  2. elder

    older adult, senior

  3. elder

    Elderberry, see there, Sambucus nigra

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  1. Joyce Varner:

    I am going to be an elder orphan, too.

  2. Gabriel Christian Natale Hjorth:

    No, no, I -- I dont really remember too well, Finnegan Lee Elder was recorded saying when asked about the blindfold. I was, they had me waiting so long, Italian Carabinieri via AP kind of a blur.

  3. Mukesh Ambani:

    My sincere and heartfelt thanks to my respected elder brother, Mukesh, and Nita, for standing by me during these trying times, and demonstrating the importance of staying true to our strong family values by extending this timely support.

  4. Mohammed Safwan:

    My dad, my mum, my brothers, my elder sister and her children, my cousin and his son, a whole family of 12 people that left Izmir on a boat to Greece and then we learned the news yesterday.

  5. Gavin Newsom:

    We turn out our base, we're going to win, unquestionably, it's not a persuasion campaign. People are locked in. But the profound consequences -- particularly the leading candidate on the other side, Larry Elder -- people just need to take a close look.

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