Elder Brother

noun (plural Elder Brethren) each of the thirteen senior Trinity Brethren.

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  • The Elder Brother — is an early seventeenth century stage play, a comedy written by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger. Apparently dating from 1625, it may have been the last play Fletcher worked on before his August 1625 death. [Terence P. Logan and Denzell S.… …   Wikipedia

  • the elder brother — oldest of several brothers, older son …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Brother Blue — Photo by Pete Lee Born Hugh Morgan Hill July 12, 1921 Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Died November 3, 2009 Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S …   Wikipedia

  • Elder — Eld er, a. [AS. yldra, compar. of eald old. See {Old}.] 1. Older; more aged, or existing longer. [1913 Webster] Let the elder men among us emulate their own earlier deeds. Jowett (Thucyd. ) [1913 Webster] 2. Born before another; prior in years;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elder hand — Elder Eld er, a. [AS. yldra, compar. of eald old. See {Old}.] 1. Older; more aged, or existing longer. [1913 Webster] Let the elder men among us emulate their own earlier deeds. Jowett (Thucyd. ) [1913 Webster] 2. Born before another; prior in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elder — elder, eldest, older, oldest 1. Elder and eldest mean the same as older and oldest but they are much narrower in their range of use, being applicable only to people and only as nouns or attributive adjectives (before nouns). You can say his elder …   Modern English usage

  • elder — el|der1 [ eldər ] adjective only before noun * older than someone, especially someone in your family: The elder son works on a farm. elder brother/sister: advice from my elder brother a. the elder the person who is older, especially of two people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • elder — 1 adjective 1 elder brother/daughter/sister etc (only before noun) a brother etc who is older than other brothers etc: My elder brother looks nothing like me. see old 2 the elder a) the older one of two people: Sarah is the elder of the two. b)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • elder — I UK [ˈeldə(r)] / US [ˈeldər] adjective [only before noun] * a) older than someone, especially someone in your family The elder son works on a farm. elder brother/sister: advice from my elder brother b) the elder the person who is older,… …   English dictionary

  • elder — 1. adj. & n. attrib.adj. (of two indicated persons, esp. when related) senior; of a greater age (my elder brother). n. (often prec. by the) 1 the older or more senior of two indicated (esp. related) persons (which is the elder?; is my elder by… …   Useful english dictionary

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