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See definition of eldest on Dictionary.com
  • adj.advanced in age
  • adj.obsolete, outdated
  • adj.traditional, long-established

synonyms for eldest

  • aged
  • ancient
  • decrepit
  • elderly
  • gray
  • mature
  • tired
  • venerable
  • fossil
  • senior
  • versed
  • veteran
  • along in years
  • broken down
  • debilitated
  • enfeebled
  • exhausted
  • experienced
  • geriatric
  • getting on
  • gray-haired
  • grizzled
  • hoary
  • impaired
  • inactive
  • infirm
  • matured
  • not young
  • olden
  • oldish
  • over the hill
  • past one's prime
  • seasoned
  • senile
  • skilled
  • superannuated
  • wasted
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antonyms for eldest

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  • new
  • young
  • youthful
  • green
  • inexperienced
  • contemporary
  • current
  • fresh
  • late
  • modern
  • recent
  • up-to-date
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How to use eldest in a sentence

Her eldest daughter married in America, and was well known as a modeller in wax in New York.
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She is very highly educated, and is preparing her eldest son for the university herself.
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The fourth Robert de Brus of Annandale, eldest son of the preceding lord, was born in 1210.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
But no, it didn't matter about the eldest son—never mind about him; put him in the City, anywhere as long as he's out of the way.
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
Scott's tomb, that of his wife and their eldest son are in one of the chapels whose vaulted roof still remains in position.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
The first and eldest parish is that of St. Sebastian; the church dedicated to whom is the royal chapel, the only one I saw to-day.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
He thanked her, saying, "I wanted to learn all about it, for I thought it would be such nice work for my eldest sister."
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
The Dauphin and his eldest son the Duke of Burgundy would waive their rights.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
His eldest daughter suddenly put a stop to his enthusiasm by asking him rather coldly, "who the train was to bring down."
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Son-in-law and successor of Cardot, whose eldest daughter he had married.
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WORDS RELATED TO ELDEST

  • earlier
  • elder
  • eldest
  • first
  • first-born
  • former
  • lower
  • of a former period
  • of an earlier time
  • preceding
  • prior
  • senior
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