Definition of eldest
: of the greatest age or seniority : oldest my eldest daughter
Recent Examples of eldest from the Web
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.
But Griffin said she feels personally attacked by the president and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who lashed out at the comedian on Twitter, tagging Griffin's employers in a series of posts and insisting that she be fired.
Biden, 74, passed on a run for the White House in 2016, citing the recent death of his eldest son.
Deford's eldest daughter died at the age of 8 from cystic fibrosis -- a disease that Deford devoted much of his life to fighting through charitable endeavor, according to CBS Sports.
Mitsotakis’ eldest daughter, Dora Bakoyannis was mayor of Athens during the 2004 Olympic Games and later was foreign minister in 2006-2009 in a New Democracy government.
With his father incarcerated in Alabama, barred from making business deals, Jared Kushner, the eldest son, took over the empire.
Trump's eldest two sons were active surrogates on the campaign trail, but assumed the reins of the Trump Organization when their father took office.
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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
ELDEST Defined for Kids
Definition of eldest for Students
: being oldest of a group of people her eldest child
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