See also: Alder, Alder., ålder, and âlder

EnglishEdit

 
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Female (left) and male (right) catkins.

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English alder, aller, from Old English alor, from Proto-West Germanic *aluʀu, from Proto-Germanic *aluz, *alusō (compare Swedish al, Saterland Frisian äller(boom)), variant of *alizō, *alisō (compare Dutch els, German Erle, Norwegian or), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élis- (compare Hittite [script needed] (alanza(n)), Latin alnus, Latvian al̃ksnis, Polish olcha, Albanian halë (black pine), Ancient Macedonian (Hesychius) ἄλιζα (áliza, white poplar)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alder (plural alders)

  1. Any of several trees or shrubs of the genus Alnus, belonging to the birch family.

Derived termsEdit

alder species

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Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of alderman.

NounEdit

alder (plural alders)

  1. An alderman or alderwoman.
    • 2004, Stephanie Luce -, Fighting for a Living Wage, page 121:
      Almost immediately, city alders contacted the campaign to negotiate an ordinance.
    • 2013, Dawn Day Biehler, Pests in the City: Flies, Bedbugs, Cockroaches, and Rats, page 180:
      Chicago's mayor Edward Kennelly, the city alders, and many white Chicagoans opposed this siting plan.
    • 2017 September 28, Isabel Bysiewicz, “Eidelson reflects on time as alder”, in Yale Daily News:
      After three years as Ward 1 alder, Sarah Eidelson ’12 will leave city government at the end of the year.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Danish aldær, from Old Norse aldr, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą.

NounEdit

alder c (singular definite alderen, plural indefinite aldre)

  1. age

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse aldr, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą. Akin to ale (to raise), from ala.

NounEdit

alder m (definite singular alderen, indefinite plural aldere or aldre or aldrer, definite plural alderne or aldrene)

  1. age

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse aldr, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą. Akin to ale (to raise), from ala.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alder m (definite singular alderen, indefinite plural aldrar, definite plural aldrane)

  1. age

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Old SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse allr, from Proto-Germanic *allaz.

AdjectiveEdit

alder

  1. all
  2. whole, complete
DeclensionEdit
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  • Swedish: all

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse aldr, from Proto-Germanic *aldrą.

NounEdit

alder m

  1. lifetime
  2. age; how old someone or something is
  3. age, era
  4. old age
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