Definition of eldest in English:

eldest

Syllabification: eld·est
Pronunciation: /ˈeldəst
 
/

adjective

  • (Of one out of a group of related or otherwise associated people) of the greatest age; oldest: Swift left the company to his eldest son, Charles he was the eldest of the three
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    • Former South African president Nelson Mandela has revealed that his eldest son has died of Aids.
    • Their parents' expectations may be very high and the eldest child may have the most expected from them.

Origin

Old English ieldest, eldest, of Germanic origin; related to German ältest, also to eld and old.

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