What is elder?

  • (adj): Used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son.
    Synonyms: older, sr.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on elder, elders:

Dave Elder (baseball)
... David Matthew Elder (born September 23, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American former Major League Baseball player ... A pitcher, Elder played for the Cleveland Indians in 2002 and 2003 ... Selected by the Texas Rangers in the 1997 MLB draft, Elder was traded to the Cleveland Indians on December 18, 2001, for John Rocker ...
Elder - Other Uses
... Elder (constructor), former racing car constructor Elder High School, high school in Cincinnati Elderly, adjective reference to older people Elders Limited ...
Thomas Elder - Later Years
... Elder Smith and Company was formed into a public company, and Elder afterwards lived chiefly in the country ... Elder was knighted in 1878 (KCMG) and created Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG) in 1887 ...
Susannah - Main Roles and World-Premiere Cast
... James) Olin Blitch - bass-baritone (Mack Harrell) Little Bat McLean - tenor (Eb Thomas) Elder McLean - baritone (Harrison Fisher) Elder Gleaton - tenor (Kenneth Nelson ...
Thomas Elder - South Australia
... Thomas Elder migrated to Adelaide in 1854 and worked with George for a year ... After George departed, Thomas formed Elder, Stirling Co, a partnership with Edward Stirling, Robert Barr Smith and John Taylor ... In 1856 Barr Smith married Thomas Elder's sister Joanna, and on Stirling and Taylor's retirement in 1863, Barr Smith and Thomas Elder formed Elder Smith and Co ...

More definitions of "elder":

  • (adj): Older brother or sister.
    Synonyms: big, older
  • (noun): A person who is older than you are.
    Synonyms: senior
  • (noun): Any of various church officers.
  • (noun): Any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit.
    Synonyms: elderberry bush

Famous quotes containing the word elder:

    “The Love that dare not speak its name” in this century is such a great affection of an elder for a younger man as there was between David and Jonathan, such as Plato made the very basis of his philosophy, and such as you find in the sonnets of Michelangelo and Shakespeare. It is that deep, spiritual affection that is as pure as it is perfect.... It is in this century misunderstood ... and on account of it I am placed where I am now.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)

    There is always something new out of Africa.
    —Pliny The Elder (23–79)

    So doth, so is Religion; and this blind-
    ness too much light breeds; but unmoved thou
    Of force must one, and forc’d but one allow;
    And the right; ask thy father which is she,
    let him ask his; though truth and falsehood be
    Near twins, yet truth a little elder is;
    John Donne (1572–1631)