Definitions for: Eldest


[n] the offspring who came first in the order of birth
[adj] first in order of birth; "the firstborn child"



Webster (1913) Definition: Eld"est, a. [AS. yldest, superl. of eald old. See
Elder, a.]
1. Oldest; longest in duration. --Shak.

2. Born or living first, or before the others, as a son,
daughter, brother, etc.; first in origin. See Elder.
``My lady's eldest son.'' --Shak.

Their eldest historians are of suspected credit.
--Bp.
Stillingfleet.

Eldest hand (Card Playing), the player on the dealer's left
hand. --R. A. Proctor.

Synonyms: first, firstborn, firstborn

See Also: issue, offspring, progeny

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