• (a.) Older; more aged, or existing longer.
  • (a.) Born before another; prior in years; senior; earlier; older; as, his elder brother died in infancy; -- opposed to younger, and now commonly applied to a son, daughter, child, brother, etc.
  • (a.) One who is older; a superior in age; a senior.
  • (a.) An aged person; one who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.
  • (a.) A person who, on account of his age, occupies the office of ruler or judge; hence, a person occupying any office appropriate to such as have the experience and dignity which age confers; as, the elders of Israel; the elders of the synagogue; the elders in the apostolic church.
  • (a.) A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments; as, a traveling elder.
  • (n.) A genus of shrubs (Sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries.

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eider vs. elder

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elder vs. elver

big vs. elder

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deacon vs. elder

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danewort vs. elder

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aged vs. elder

berries vs. elder

elder vs. purple

cluster vs. elder

elder vs. flower

elder vs. sambucus

elder vs. genus

elder vs. tree

elder vs. eldership

elder vs. elderly

elder vs. heathen

calling vs. elder

elder vs. teaching

church vs. elder

elder vs. officer

community vs. elder

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age vs. elder

another vs. elder

elder vs. old

elder vs. senator

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