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elder1 British & World English

(Of one or more out of a group of associated people) of a greater age

elder2 British & World English

A small tree or shrub with pithy stems, white flowers, and bluish-black or red berries

the Elder in elder1 British & World English

Used to distinguish between related famous people with the same name

one's elder in elder1 British & World English

A person who is older than one by a specified length of time

Elder in Edda British & World English

Either of two 13th-century Icelandic books, the Elder or Poetic Edda (a collection of Old Norse poems on Norse legends) and the Younger or Prose Edda (a handbook to Icelandic poetry by Snorri Sturluson). The Eddas are the chief source of knowledge of Scandinavian mythology

box elder British & World English

An American maple with leaves that resemble those of the elder and green or purplish twigs

elder hand British & World English

(In card games for two players, e.g. piquet) the player dealt to

Elder Brother British & World English

(In the UK) each of the thirteen senior members of Trinity House

ground elder British & World English

A common weed of the parsley family, with leaves that resemble those of the elder and spreading underground stems, native to Europe

ruling elder British & World English

A nominated or elected lay official of any of various Christian Churches, especially of a Presbyterian Church

elder statesman British & World English

An experienced and well-respected politician or other public figure

Edward the Elder British & World English

(Circa 870–924), son of Alfred the Great, king of Wessex 899–924. His military successes against the Danes made it possible for his son Athelstan to become the first king of all England in 925

Edda British & World English

Either of two 13th-century Icelandic books, the Elder or Poetic Edda (a collection of Old Norse poems on Norse legends) and the Younger or Prose Edda (a handbook to Icelandic poetry by Snorri Sturluson). The Eddas are the chief source of knowledge of Scandinavian mythology

eldercare British & World English

The care of elderly people who are unable to look after themselves

Elder Brethren in Elder Brother British & World English

(In the UK) each of the thirteen senior members of Trinity House

Cato, Marcus Porcius British & World English

(234–149 bc), Roman statesman, orator, and writer; known as Cato the Elder or Cato the Censor. As censor he initiated a vigorous programme of reform, and attempted to stem the growing influence of Greek culture

Pitt British & World English

William, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708–78); known as Pitt the Elder. As Secretary of State (effectively Prime Minister), he headed coalition governments 1756–61 and 1766-8. He brought the Seven Years War to an end in 1763 and also masterminded the conquest of French possessions overseas, particularly in Canada and India

ground elder in elder2 British & World English

Used in names of plants that resemble the elder in leaf or flower, e.g. ground elder

Cosimo de' Medici British & World English

(1389–1464), Italian statesman and banker; known as Cosimo the Elder. He laid the foundations for the Medici family’s power in Florence, becoming the city’s ruler in 1434 and using his considerable wealth to promote the arts and learning

Pliny1 British & World English

(23-79), Roman statesman and scholar; Latin name Gaius Plinius Secundus; known as Pliny the Elder. His Natural History (77) is a vast encyclopedia of the natural and human worlds. He died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius

Seneca, Marcus Annaeus British & World English

(Circa 55 bc-circa 39 ad), Roman rhetorician, born in Spain; known as Seneca the Elder; also called Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Father of Seneca the Younger, he is best known for his works on rhetoric, only parts of which survive

Cranach British & World English

Two German painters. Lucas (1472–1553, known as Cranach the Elder) was a member of the Danube School who was noted for his early religious pictures, such as The Rest on the Flight into Egypt (1504). He also painted portraits, including several of Martin Luther. His son Lucas (1515–86, known as Cranach the Younger) continued working in the same tradition as his father

Dionysius British & World English

Dionysius I (circa 430–367 bc), ruled 405–367; known as Dionysius the Elder. A tyrannical ruler, he waged three wars against the Carthaginians for control of Sicily, later becoming the principal power in Greek Italy after the capture of Rhegium (386) and other Greek cities in southern Italy

Strauss British & World English

Johann (1804–49), a leading composer of waltzes; known as Strauss the Elder. His best-known work is the Radetzky March (1838)

Aristippus British & World English

(Late 5th century bc), Greek philosopher; known as Aristippus the Elder. He was a pupil of Socrates and is generally considered the founder of the Cyrenaic school

Cato the Elder in Cato, Marcus Porcius British & World English

(234–149 bc), Roman statesman, orator, and writer; known as Cato the Elder or Cato the Censor. As censor he initiated a vigorous programme of reform, and attempted to stem the growing influence of Greek culture

Pitt the Elder in Pitt British & World English

William, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708–78); known as Pitt the Elder. As Secretary of State (effectively Prime Minister), he headed coalition governments 1756–61 and 1766-8. He brought the Seven Years War to an end in 1763 and also masterminded the conquest of French possessions overseas, particularly in Canada and India

Pliny the Elder in Pliny1 British & World English

(23-79), Roman statesman and scholar; Latin name Gaius Plinius Secundus; known as Pliny the Elder. His Natural History (77) is a vast encyclopedia of the natural and human worlds. He died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius

Seneca the Elder in Seneca, Marcus Annaeus British & World English

(Circa 55 bc-circa 39 ad), Roman rhetorician, born in Spain; known as Seneca the Elder; also called Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Father of Seneca the Younger, he is best known for his works on rhetoric, only parts of which survive

Dionysius the Elder in Dionysius British & World English

Dionysius I (circa 430–367 bc), ruled 405–367; known as Dionysius the Elder. A tyrannical ruler, he waged three wars against the Carthaginians for control of Sicily, later becoming the principal power in Greek Italy after the capture of Rhegium (386) and other Greek cities in southern Italy

Cosimo the Elder in Cosimo de' Medici British & World English

(1389–1464), Italian statesman and banker; known as Cosimo the Elder. He laid the foundations for the Medici family’s power in Florence, becoming the city’s ruler in 1434 and using his considerable wealth to promote the arts and learning

Cranach the Elder in Cranach British & World English

Two German painters. Lucas (1472–1553, known as Cranach the Elder) was a member of the Danube School who was noted for his early religious pictures, such as The Rest on the Flight into Egypt (1504). He also painted portraits, including several of Martin Luther. His son Lucas (1515–86, known as Cranach the Younger) continued working in the same tradition as his father

Strauss the Elder in Strauss British & World English

Johann (1804–49), a leading composer of waltzes; known as Strauss the Elder. His best-known work is the Radetzky March (1838)

Aristippus the Elder in Aristippus British & World English

(Late 5th century bc), Greek philosopher; known as Aristippus the Elder. He was a pupil of Socrates and is generally considered the founder of the Cyrenaic school

van de Velde British & World English

Willem (1611–93); known as Willem van de Velde the Elder. He painted marine subjects and was official artist to the Dutch fleet. He also worked for Charles II

Pieter Bruegel the Elder in Bruegel British & World English

Pieter (circa 1525–69); known as Pieter Bruegel the Elder. He produced landscapes, religious allegories, and satires of peasant life. Notable works: The Procession to Calvary (1564)

Willem van de Velde the Elder in van de Velde British & World English

Willem (1611–93); known as Willem van de Velde the Elder. He painted marine subjects and was official artist to the Dutch fleet. He also worked for Charles II

elder English Thesaurus

he has an elder brother

elder English-Spanish

mayor

elder statesman English-Spanish

veterano, respetada figura

the elder Miss Smith in elder English-Spanish

la mayor de las señoritas Smith

Brueghel/Pliny the Elder in elder English-Spanish

Brueghel/Plinio el Viejo

she's my elder by two years in elder English-Spanish

me lleva dos años, es dos años mayor que yo

an elder of the literary world in elder English-Spanish

un patriarca del mundo literario

he is a good head and shoulders above his elder brother in head English-Spanish

le lleva más de una cabeza a su hermano mayor


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