Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun elder

3 senses of elder

Sense 1
elder, senior -- (a person who is older than you are)
       => adult, grownup -- (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Sense 2
elder, elderberry bush -- (any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit)
       => shrub, bush -- (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems)

Sense 3
elder -- (any of various church officers)
       => church officer -- (a church official)

Antonyms of adj elder

1 sense of elder

Sense 1
elder, older, sr. -- (used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son; "Bill Adams, Sr.")

INDIRECT (VIA senior) -> junior -- (younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service)

Similarity of adj elder

1 sense of elder

Sense 1
elder, older, sr. -- (used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son; "Bill Adams, Sr.")
       => senior (vs. junior) -- (older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service; "senior officer")

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