Synonyms of elder


1. elder, senior, adult, grownup

usage: a person who is older than you are

2. elder, elderberry bush, shrub, bush

usage: any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit

3. elder, church officer

usage: any of various church officers


1. elder, older, sr., senior (vs. junior)

usage: 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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