HyperDic: elder

English > 4 senses of the word elder:
NOUNperson elder, seniora person who is older than you are
plantelder, elderberry bushany of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
person elderany of various church officers
ADJECTIVEallelder, older, sr.used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
elder > pronunciation
Soundseh'lder
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English > elder: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUsed of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son.
Synonymsolder, sr.
Broaderseniorolder
Spanishmayor
Catalangran, més gran
Nounseldera person who is older than you are
English > elder: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who is older than you are.
Synonymsenior
Narrowerdean, doyenA man who is the senior member of a group
doyenneA woman who is the senior member of a group
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
Spanishmayor, señor
Catalangran, persona gran
Adjectiveselderused of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
English > elder: 4 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningAny of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit.
Synonymelderberry bush
Member ofSambucus, genus Sambucuselder
NarrowerAmerican elder, black elderberry, sweet elder, Sambucus canadensiscommon elder of central and eastern North America bearing purple-black berries
American red elder, red-berried elder, stinking elder, Sambucus pubensCommon North American shrub or small tree
European red elder, red-berried elder, Sambucus racemosaEurasian shrub
blue elder, blue elderberry, Sambucus caeruleashrub or small tree of western United States having white flowers and blue berries
bourtree, black elder, common elder, elderberry, European elder, Sambucus nigraA common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia
dwarf elder, danewort, Sambucus ebulusDwarf herbaceous elder of Europe having pink flowers and a nauseous odor
Broadershrub, bushA low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Spanishsaúco
Catalansaüc, saüquer
English > elder: 4 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningAny of various church officers.
NarrowerpresbyterAn elder in the Presbyterian Church
Broaderchurch officerA church official
Nounseldershipthe office of elder

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