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English definition of “elder”

elder

adjective     /ˈel.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
elder sister/brother/son/daughter B1 a sister/brother/son/daughter who is older than the other sister(s), brother(s), etc.Describing age and birthdays the elder B2 the older person of two people: Of the two brothers Harvey is the elder.Describing age and birthdays used after someone's name to show that they are the older of two people who have the same name, especially a father and son: William Pitt the elderDescribing age and birthdays Grammar:EitherorEither… or… connects two choices:See more
(Definition of elder adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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