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eldest

[ el-dist ]
/ ˈɛl dɪst /
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adjective, a superlative of old, with elder as comparative.
oldest; firstborn; of greatest age: eldest brother; eldest sister;eldest born.
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Origin of eldest

First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English eldesta, superlative of eald, ald; see old
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British Dictionary definitions for eldest

eldest
/ (ˈɛldɪst) /

adjective
being the oldest, esp the oldest surviving child of the same parents

Word Origin for eldest

Old English eldesta, superlative of eald old
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