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Definitions of eldest

  1. Degree of old; most advanced in age, usually applied to persons. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. First - born; oldest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Oldest; most advanced in age. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for eldest

  1. She bore Godwin's name, and was considered and treated as the eldest daughter of the house. – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  2. The eldest daughter answered-" Papa, I get my living by your fortune." – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day