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English adjective: elder

1. elder used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son


SamplesBill Adams, Sr..


Synonymsolder, sr.


Similarsenior


Antonymsjunior


English noun: elder

1. elder (person) a person who is older than you are


Synonymssenior


Broader (hypernym)adult, grownup


Narrower (hyponym)dean, doyen, doyenne

2. elder (plant) any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit


Synonymselderberry bush


Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub


Narrower (hyponym)American elder, American red elder, black elder, black elderberry, blue elder, blue elderberry, bourtree, common elder, danewort, dwarf elder, elderberry, European elder, European red elder, red-berried elder, red-berried elder, Sambucus caerulea, Sambucus canadensis, Sambucus ebulus, Sambucus nigra, Sambucus pubens, Sambucus racemosa, stinking elder, sweet elder


Member meronymgenus Sambucus, Sambucus

3. elder (person) any of various church officers


Broader (hypernym)church officer


Narrower (hyponym)presbyter









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