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eld·er1

elder1

 
 
pronunciation:
el dr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: born earlier; older.
The elder sister slept on the top bunk, and the younger on the bottom.
synonyms:
older
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part of speech: noun
definition: an older person.
She was taught to respect her elders.
synonyms:
senior
similar words:
senior citizen
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