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Meaning & Definition of Elder in English

English

Elder

/ɛldər/

noun

1. A person who is older than you are

    synonym:
  • elder
  • ,
  • senior

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

    synonym:
  • elder
  • ,
  • elderberry bush

3. Any of various church officers

    synonym:
  • elder

adjective

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

  • "Bill adams, sr."
    synonym:
  • elder
  • ,
  • older
  • ,
  • sr.

Examples of using

My elder daughter Magdalena is like an angel.
She is my elder sister.
Her elder daughter is married.