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elder

US [ˈeldər]
UK [ˈeldə(r)]
  • n.长者;长辈;接骨木;元老
  • adj.年纪较长的;(后面不紧跟名词,指两者中的)较年长者
  • Web长老;年长的;年龄较大的
Plural Form:elders  
Elder
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adj.
1.
[obn]
年纪较长的older
my elder brother
我的哥哥
his elder sister
他的姐姐
2.
(后面不紧跟名词,指两者中的)较年长者used without a noun immediately after it to show who is the older of two people
the elder of their two sons
他们的两个儿子中年纪较大的那个
3.
(用于人名前或后,指同名的两个人中)年龄较大的一个used before or after sb's name to show that they are the older of two people who have the same name
the elder Pitt
老皮特
Pitt the elder
老皮特
n.
1.
[pl]
长者;长辈;元老people of greater age, experience and authority
Children have no respect for their elders nowadays.
现今的孩子对长辈一点儿也不尊敬。
the village elders(= the old and respected people of the village)
村里德高望重的长辈
2.
[sing]
比…年长的人a person older than me, etc.
He is her elder by several years.
他比她年长几岁。
3.
[c]
(某些基督教会中的)长老an official in some Christian churches
4.
[c]
接骨木a small tree with white flowers with a sweet smell (elderflowers ) and bunches of small black berries (elderberries )
IDM
your elders and betters
前辈;长者people who are older and wiser than you and whom you should respect

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