Definition of the elder
1 —used in comparing the ages of two people who are members of the same family He's the elder of her two brothers.
2 —used to refer to the older of two people (such as a father and son) who have the same name Pliny the Elder and his nephew Pliny the Younger
Word by Word Definitions
: of earlier birth or greater age
: of or relating to earlier times : former
: of or relating to a more advanced time of life
: one living in an earlier period
: one who is older : senior
: an aged person
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