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eldest

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AdjectiveEdit

eldest

  1. superlative form of old: most old; greatest in age or seniority.
    eldest son
  2. (card games) Receiving cards from the dealer first, before any other players.

Usage notesEdit

The normal superlative of old is oldest. The irregular form eldest is sometimes used with family members, but it is otherwise rare.

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