Associations to the word «Elder»


ELDER, adjective. Comparative of old: older, greater than another in age or seniority.
ELDER, noun. An older person or an older member, usually a leader, of some community.
ELDER, noun. One who is older than another.
ELDER, noun. One who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.
ELDER, noun. An officer of a church, sometimes having teaching responsibilities.
ELDER, noun. A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments.
ELDER, noun. (US) (Mormonism) One ordained to the lowest office in the Melchizedek priesthood.
ELDER, noun. (US) (Mormonism) Male missionary.
ELDER, noun. (Mormonism) (often capitalized) Title for a male missionary; title for a general authority.
ELDER, noun. (paganism and Heathenry) A pagan or Heathen priest or priestess.
ELDER, verb. (Quakerism) To admonish or reprove for improper conduct by the elders of the meeting.
ELDER, noun. A small tree, Sambucus nigra, having white flowers in a cluster, and edible purple berries
ELDER, noun. Any of the other species of the genus Sambucus: small trees, shrubs or herbaceous perennials with red, purple, or white/yellow berries (some of which are poisonous).
ELDER, proper noun. A surname​.
ELDER BROTHER, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see elder,‎ brother. (This entry is here for translation purposes only.)
ELDER BROTHERS, noun. Plural of elder brother
ELDER SISTER, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see elder,‎ sister. (This entry is here for translation purposes only.)
ELDER SISTERS, noun. Plural of elder sister
ELDER STATESMAN, noun. A term of respect for a prominent elderly person

Dictionary definition

ELDER, noun. A person who is older than you are.
ELDER, noun. Any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit.
ELDER, noun. Any of various church officers.
ELDER, adjective. Used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son; "Bill Adams, Sr.".

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