1. used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
1. a person who is older than you are
Similar word(s): senior
2. any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
3. any of various church officers
Definition categories: person
Sentences with elder as a noun:
- We were presented to the village elder.
- Respect your elders.
- a travelling elder
- After being a member of the Church for a while, Bill was ordained to the office of elder.
- Jack had been an elder for only a few days when he received a new calling.
- The elders are coming over for dinner tonight.
- One of the long-time leaders in the Church is Elder Packer.
1. (Quakerism) To admonish or reprove for improper conduct by the elders of the meeting.
- I was eldered for directly responding to someone else's message in meeting for worship.