elder

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛldə/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛldɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(eldər)


From old (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
older
adj comparative
elder
adj comparative
oldest
adj superlative
eldest
adj superlative

WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Adjective: older
Synonyms:
older, big (informal), older and wiser, eldest, oldest, firstborn, senior
Sense: Noun: old person - often plural
Synonyms:
senior citizen, senior (US, informal), old-timer (US, informal), elderly person, old person, old man, old woman, old lady, little old lady, golden-ager (informal), grandparent, grandfather , grandmother , granny (informal), gramps (informal), grandad (informal), grandpa (informal), grandma (informal), granddaddy (informal), geezer (US, slang), old geezer (UK, slang), oldster (informal), old biddy (slang), biddy (slang)
Sense: Noun: superior
Synonyms:
superior , better , senior , head , lead , boss , leader , chief , founding father, elder statesman, wise man, sage , veteran


WordReference English Thesaurus © 2020
Sense: Adjective: elderly
Synonyms:
elderly , senior , older, aging , aged, over-the-hill (informal), geriatric, long-lived, ancient , gray-haired, getting on (informal), getting on in years (informal), not as young as you once were (informal), long in the tooth (informal), in your dotage, past your prime (informal), of a certain age, old and gray, old and grey (UK), past it (slang), senile, decrepit, doddering, tottering
Antonyms:
young , baby , immature , inexperienced, green , raw , teen, junior , tender , underage, juvenile, child-like, adolescent, budding , up-and-coming
Sense: Adjective: ancient
Synonyms:
ancient , antique, age-old, dateless, early , of the past, historical , of ancient history
Antonyms:
modern , new , present-day, contemporary , recent , actual , future , mainstream , newfangled, innovative , cutting-edge, latter-day, avantgarde
Sense: Adjective: prehistoric
Synonyms:
prehistoric, primeval, primordial, Stone Age, of the Stone Age, paleolithic, palaeolithic (UK), neolithic, neanderthal
Sense: Adjective: old-fashioned
Synonyms:
old-fashioned , old-time, out of date, passé, behind the times, dated , antiquated, archaic, outmoded, obsolete, old-timey (informal)
Sense: Adjective: olden
Synonyms:
olden, bygone, of old, early , earlier, earliest, former , olde-worlde
Sense: Adjective: previous
Synonyms:
previous , past , former , earlier, ex- (as suffix), onetime, outgoing , prior
Sense: Adjective: long-standing
Synonyms:
long-standing, long-established, time-honored, time-honoured (UK), enduring , lasting , long-lived
Sense: Adjective: overused
Synonyms:
overused, tired , cliched, worn out, stale , hackneyed, trite, banal
Sense: Adjective: boring - informal
Synonyms:
boring , dull , monotonous, dry , stale , ho-hum (informal), humdrum, dusty , arid, monochromatic, numbing, wearying, wearisome, ponderous, uninteresting, pedestrian , mind-numbing
Sense: Adjective: worn - clothes, etc.
Synonyms:
worn , worn-out, threadbare, shabby , ragged , tattered, falling to pieces, frayed, faded , torn , tatty (informal), second-hand, used , pre-loved (informal)
Antonyms:
unworn, unused, brand new, pristine , in mint condition, as good as new

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