Thesaurus

elders

noun
plural of elder

Synonyms & Antonyms of elders

1 a person of advanced years
  • in that Asian society elders are accorded great respect

Synonyms for elders

Words Related to elders

Near Antonyms for elders

Antonyms for elders

2 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

Synonyms for elders

Words Related to elders

Near Antonyms for elders

Antonyms for elders

3 one who is older than another
  • it wouldn't hurt to show a little more respect for your elders

Synonyms for elders

Words Related to elders

Near Antonyms for elders

Antonyms for elders

4 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

Synonyms for elders

Words Related to elders

Near Antonyms for elders

Antonyms for elders

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About elders

Thesaurus Entries Near elders

elderly

elders

elder statesman

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Elders.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elders. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on elders

Nglish: Translation of elders for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of elders for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!