a person of advanced years <in that Asian society elders are accorded great respect>
one who is above another in rank, station, or office <as your elder in the company, he is within his rights to tell you what to do>
one who is older than another <it wouldn't hurt to show a little more respect for your elders>
the senior member of a group <as the elder of the contingent of living former presidents, he was accorded a place of highest honor at the ceremonies> Near Antonyms doyenne
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