Definition of eldest
: of the greatest age or seniority : oldest my eldest daughter
Recent Examples of eldest from the Web
Now, Tiff may be attempting to follow in her eldest sibling’s footsteps by testing out a potential jewelry-making enterprise.
A couple of years later, my eldest daughter fell from the same step and broke her arm.
That said, Witt would also speak often of his pride in his eldest daughter, Deborah, a Chicago police officer.
Six years ago, his eldest daughter Sofia, then 9, put up a lemonade and bottled water stand down the street near Congressional Country Club during the U.S. Open.
Her husband in this record, Clayton James, could also be the eldest man recorded in the schedule in 1860.
President Donald Trump's second eldest son told the magazine that use of the golf course was free, and much of the merchandise, drinks and entertainment was comped.
At the front sits Wiltz’s wife, Monique, and his eldest son.
His eldest son, Hun Manet, widely tipped to succeed his father, was the first Cambodian to graduate from the elite military academy at West Point.
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First Known Use of eldest
before 12th century
ELDEST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of eldest for English Language Learners
: of the greatest age
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Definition of eldest for Students
: being oldest of a group of people her eldest child
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