eldest

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adjective el·dest \ ˈel-dəst \

Definition of eldest

:of the greatest age or seniority :oldest
  • my eldest daughter

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First Known Use of eldest

before 12th century



ELDEST Defined for English Language Learners

eldest

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adjective

Definition of eldest for English Language Learners

  • : of the greatest age


ELDEST Defined for Kids

eldest

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adjective el·dest \ ˈel-dəst \

Definition of eldest for Students

:being oldest of a group of people
  • her eldest child

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