Eldest definition

ĕldĭst
Greatest in age or seniority.
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Superlative form of old: most old; greatest in age or seniority.

Eldest son.

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(card games) Receiving cards from the dealer first, before any other players.
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Oldest; esp., firstborn or oldest surviving.
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Origin of eldest

  • Middle English from Old English eldesta al-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition