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  1. a male given name: from Old English words meaning “old” and “counsel.”
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Examples from the Web for eldred

Historical Examples of eldred

  • Eldred cursed me for getting him into it, and so they left me to fight it out alone.

    The Spirit of Sweetwater

    Hamlin Garland

  • We took in a fellow from Iowa by the name of Eldred and went to work again.

  • Eldred took his, saying, "This puts into my hands the means to fight."

  • He was so bad that Mrs. Eldred dragged herself up-stairs to look at him.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair

  • Mrs. Eldred's lower lip dropped, and she stared at Tanqueray.

    The Creators

    May Sinclair

Word Origin and History for eldred


masc. proper name, from Old English Ealdred, literally "great in counsel," from eald "old, great" (see old) + ræd "advice, counsel" (see read (v.)).

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