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English definition of “eldest”


noun [S]     /ˈel.dɪst/
the eldest B2 a person who is the oldest of three of more people : He was the eldest of four kids .Describing age and birthdays the oldest child in a family : My eldest is at college .Describing age and birthdays Grammar:Elder, eldest or older, oldest?Elder and eldest mean the same as older and oldest. We only use the adjectives elder and eldest before a noun (as attributive adjectives), and usually when talking about relationships within a family:
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