older vs elder

older elder

Definitions

  • 1) comparative form of old: more old, elder, senior
  • 2) elderly
  • 3) used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
  • 4) skilled through long experience

Definitions

  • 1) US, Mormonism One ordained to the office of elder.
  • 2) US, Mormonism The lowest office in the Melchizedek priesthood.
  • 3) A pagan or Heathen priest or priestess.
  • 4) One who is older than another.
  • 5) A small tree of the genus Sambucus having white flowers in a cluster, and purple berries.
  • 6) An officer of a church, sometimes having teaching responsibilities
  • 7) An older person or an older member, usually a leader, of some community.
  • 8) US, Mormonism Male missionary, title for a male missionary; title for a general authority.
  • 9) A person who, on account of his age, occupies the office of ruler or judge; hence, a person occupying any office appropriate to such as have the experience and dignity which age confers
  • 10) One who is older; a superior in age; a senior.
  • 11) (Meth. Ch.) an elder commissioned by a bishop to have the oversight of the churches and preachers in a certain district.
  • 12) (Bot.) Same as Elder.
  • 13) (Bot.) A genus of shrubs (Sambucus) having broad umbels of white flowers, and small black or red berries.
  • 14) An aged person; one who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.
  • 15) a lay presbyter or member of a Presbyterian church session.
  • 16) the cranberry tree Viburnum Opulus).
  • 17) See Danewort.
  • 18) See under 1st Box.
  • 19) (M. E. Ch.) A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments.
  • 20) any of numerous shrubs or small trees of temperate and subtropical northern hemisphere having white flowers and berrylike fruit
  • 21) any of various church officers
  • 22) In certain Protestant churches, an officer exercising governmental functions, either with or without teaching or pastoral functions.
  • 23) In the Mormon Church the elder is an officer whose duty it is “to preach and baptize; to ordain other elders, and also priests, teachers, and deacons; to lay on hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost; to bless children; and to take the lead of all meetings.” The elders constitute the Melchizedek priesthood, and include the apostles, the Seventy, the evangelists or patriarchs, and the high priest. Mormon Catechism, xvii.
  • 24) Same as pale elder.
  • 25) A forefather; a predecessor; one of a former generation in the same family, class, or community.
  • 26) Among the Shakers, four elders, two males and two females (the latter also called elderesses), have charge of each of the aggregated families.
  • 27) One who is older than another or others; an elderly person.
  • 28) In the United States, the Aralia hispida.
  • 29) In the New Testament, also the title of certain officers in the Christian church, whose functions are not clearly defined, but who apparently exercised a considerable control in the conduct of the local churches.
  • 30) In some bodies of American Methodists elder is the general term for any clergyman. In the Methodist Episcopal Church the presiding elder is an ordained clergyman appointed by and serving under the bishop as superintendent, with large though carefully defined supervisory powers within a specified “district,” which usually corresponds somewhat in extent to an average county in an eastern State. In this district every minister is amenable to him, and every church is subject to his supervision and is usually visited by him three or four times during the year. He presides at Quarterly and often at District Conferences. Traveling elders are itinerant preachers appointed by the Annual Conference.
  • 31) The common name for species of Sambucus.
  • 32) In the Old Testament, a title of indefinite signification applied to various officers, but generally indicating in the earlier history the princes or heads of tribes, and afterward men of special influence, dignity, and authority in their local community.
  • 33) Same as wild elder (under elder).
  • 34) Comparative of old; greater than another in age or seniority.
  • 35) (Card Playing) the hand playing, or having the right to play, first.
  • 36) Older; more aged, or existing longer.
  • 37) Born before another; prior in years; senior; earlier; older; ; -- opposed to younger, and now commonly applied to a son, daughter, child, brother, etc.
  • 38) Prior in origin or appointment; preceding in the date of a commission; senior: as, an elder officer or magistrate.
  • 39) Older; senior; having lived a longer time; born, produced, or formed before something else: opposed to younger.
  • 40) Prior in time; earlier; former.

Examples

  • 1) With the touch of make-up she wore and her hair done differently she looked older.
  • 2) She looked as though she was in her mid-forties but Boyd later told Stephanie she was older.
  • 3) Aged twenty-eight, she was just eleven months older than Stephanie.
  • 4) There was no intercom downstairs, her building being older.
  • 5) They are surprisingly large for a handset of this size and well suited for the eyesight and "thumb skills" of older people (* older*, not * old* - ok, mom?).
  • 6) Hillary's woman problem is that her reach among women over 30 I don't want to use the term older women is unlikely to change much.
  • 7) Cougars, that's what they call older women who date younger men.
  • 8) "They do it by seein" that primitive forms are in what they call the older layers.
  • 9) Ouida would have said "heir to a title older than a thousand centuries," but I doubt if the English duke is so ancient as that, or a direct descendant of the Dukes of Edom mentioned in Holy Writ.
  • 10) The Prime Minister sees a period of change affecting what she calls "older industries" and encouraging new ones.
  • 11) Ms Harman noted that Mark Thompson, BBC director-general, had acknowledged the need to have greater numbers of what he called "older women" on screen.
  • 12) Mr. Gabriel Sanchez—his first name that of God’s messenger, his last a name older than America itself—won’t look at her, keeps his eyes on his cap, turning it in his hands as if feeling along the rim for some essential tactile detail.
  • 13) Not only teenagers and college students can be counted among the 'technologically inclined,' which means that trends are much more prone to take off in older age segments than they used to.

Examples

  • 1) One of my elder brothers views it as a lifetime commitment.
  • 2) He lived a carefree life with his two elder brothers, swimming and fishing.
  • 3) The relationship between the elder family members was not always hostile.
  • 4) We established a personnel committee of three elders and the pastor.
  • 5) Relations with his elder brother were not ideal.
  • 6) There is a comic sight to be seen in some elder trees at present.
  • 7) Papa says we elder ones are to read it.
  • 8) The Times contacted two tribal elders in the area by phone.
  • 9) She was out one day, watching my elder brother play football at the local ground.
  • 10) Instead, a group of tribal elders was sent in to resolve the situation.
  • 11) As usual, it is the leaves of the elder trees that are leading the way.
  • 12) They also taught the importance of having respect for one 's elders.
  • 13) Think of a cricket team as a tribe, and the senior players as elders of that tribe.
  • 14) Instead I looked at snapshots of my elder brothers proudly holding up their catch.
  • 15) He doesn't use foul language, is respectful to his elders and says please and thank you.
  • 16) The term elder, or old man as the Hebrew literally imports, was one of extensive use, as an official title, among the Hebrews and the surrounding nations, because the heads of tribes and the leading people who had acquired influence were naturally the older people of the nation.
  • 17) Taking care of a elder is a emotional challenge because of some of the negative behavior exhibited by the elder.
  • 18) The elder is smoking while looking at the riverside, waiting for the ritual of God Boat Burning to proceed.
  • 19) He refers to the elder Dubus affectionately as "Pop" and doesn't seem embittered by the havoc the man wreaked on his family.
  • 20) Mark Isaacs, former chief of psychological services at Spring Grove Hospital in Catonsville, Md., who is known as an elder statesman of the program, said "the whole atmosphere became charged with tension" after the changes earlier this year.
  • 21) Southern comfortable gentleman waits in elder shadows for bears & bunnys.
  • 22) Mr. Gore being a party elder is a result of more than age, Both you and John Edwards might as well wait until June 3rd.
  • 23) The thing about George Bush the elder is that if you paid enough attention to him and what he said, at a certain point you could safely assume that whatever statement issued from his mouth, invariably the opposite was the case. —
  • 24) Democratic aides, speaking anonymously, said Lieberman told Reid he would actually go so far as to support a Republican-led filibuster against the bill if it contained any of the provisions (such as long term elder care, or help for the disabled) that he opposed.
  • 25) Ultimately, a friend who works in elder care made the difference, by describing some of the horrible foreskin infections she has had to treat in older patients.
  • 26) ‘He was the one who wanted to sleep with his elder brother's wife.’
  • 27) ‘His elder brother Ian joined the army and became a lieutenant-colonel in the SAS.’
  • 28) ‘She is to be looked after as a mother and respected as an elder sister.’
  • 29) ‘My elder sister has another story which she told me when I was a child.’
  • 30) ‘So my elder sister and I suffered caning for the smallest of mistakes when we were young.’
  • 31) ‘The elder son of King John, Henry was nine when his father died.’
  • 32) ‘My father was not attached to them, but my elder brother was.’
  • 33) ‘The two elder sons of the Guru courted martyrdom fighting in action for us.’
  • 34) ‘My elder son was running in the London mini-marathon, which precedes the real thing.’
  • 35) ‘He was one of the first icons my parents and elder siblings gifted me.’
  • 36) ‘You can tackle your parents, elder siblings or friends for possible placements.’
  • 37) ‘Younger sister Meimei handles the coffee, while all dishes are prepared in advance by elder sister Wenwen, a born chef, to provide diners with quick and sumptuous meals.’
  • 38) ‘Yellow represents the young child, red the youth, blue the adult and white the elder.’
  • 39) ‘Hayden portrays the power of racial hatred in an elder white man's interior.’
  • 40) ‘I'm sure others will come up with more, the heavens, just as they had done for each and every one of my elder brothers every time one of them got knocked down.’
  • 41) ‘She agrees to apologize, and the elder Morgans promise to assist with Arnette's upcoming college expenses.’
  • 42) ‘Children and teenagers usually receive angpao, a red envelope that contains money, from elder family members.’
  • 43) ‘That rule certainly applies when one's elder sibling is heir to the longest family dynasty in the world.’
  • 44) ‘He was an only child, and he felt Henriette very lucky in her elder siblings.’
  • 45) ‘George, the elder son, was a religious and civic force in Newark.’
  • 46) ‘As one of his final actions before leaving the White House in 1992, the elder George Bush, the father of the current president, pardoned Abrams.’
  • 47) ‘Dowd was a White House reporter under the elder Bush.’
  • 48) ‘One picture shows Wilson and the elder Bush walking through the White House grounds deep in conversation, 30 hours before the launch of the first Gulf war.’
  • 49) ‘He is often known as William Pitt, the elder to distinguish him from his son.’
  • 50) ‘Gaius Plinius Secondus, called Pliny the elder to distinguish him from his nephew, known as Pliny the Younger, was born in 23 CE in Como (Northern Italy).’
  • 51) ‘Maybe my moral outlook is the result of general respect for elders and betters.’
  • 52) ‘It is important to keep a sense of proportion about these things and, it seems to me, there are times when our elders and betters lose the run of themselves.’
  • 53) ‘Thank goodness that they have little or no respect for their supposed elders and betters’
  • 54) ‘What's worse is when these people are supposedly your elders and betters and making such a public show of it.’
  • 55) ‘The hope is that this drama will prompt viewers to think twice about the way we view our elders and betters.’
  • 56) ‘The image of the First Minister sitting quietly in his place, listening to his elders and betters, describes the new relationship rather well.’
  • 57) ‘Generally our messy shoulder length hair and denims invoked hostility and disdain from our elders and betters.’
  • 58) ‘Respect for one's parents - and one's elders, generally - is a central value in Korean life.’
  • 59) ‘They are starting to signal that to their elders and betters in the union movement, who have been brave enough to put a specific proposal to Dr Cullen in their post-election briefing.’
  • 60) ‘Many young, bright and keen barristers would deeply resent the suggestion that they were incapable of doing the work for which their elders and betters are being so handsomely paid.’
  • 61) ‘We all like to find fault with our elders and betters.’
  • 62) ‘To make Australian companies competitive, workers have to give up 100 years' worth of gains and not question what we are told to do by our elders and betters.’
  • 63) ‘This, like calculus or reading Milton, is something the undergraduates have studied and learned to do from their elders and betters.’
  • 64) ‘They aren't taught respect of their elders and betters, and that's a shame!’
  • 65) ‘The writer is pitifully ignorant of the history of the field about which he purports to correct his elders and betters.’
  • 66) ‘The problem with the young scallywags of today is that they don't have any respect for their elders and betters.’
  • 67) ‘The pupils answer back and have no respect for their elders and betters.’
  • 68) ‘One must respect and greet one's elders regardless of their social status.’
  • 69) ‘The only feature that does not immediately fit into this scheme is the exchange of places between the young farmhand and his more experienced elder, a regular feature of most of the texts.’
  • 70) ‘The more we hear that young adult Catholics are different from their elders in the church, the more we discover just how much they are like other Americans of all ages.’
  • 71) ‘He married at age 25 a woman 15 years his elder, and stayed with her for 29 years until she died.’
  • 72) ‘He had a brother who was a Canon of Southwark Cathedral, and leaves a sister, a few years his elder, who still lives in the family house in Surrey.’
  • 73) ‘One of the tribe's elders remembered the Yawalapiti village used to be in a forest clearing near the Tuatuari River.’
  • 74) ‘Closest to the fire sat the village elders and leaders, then sat the able-bodied men, and the outside of the huddle consisted of the women and children.’
  • 75) ‘In Kabul, they were handed over to village chiefs and tribal elders who pledged to support the new administration.’
  • 76) ‘In the villages it is not Taliban officials who decide local issues but jirgas, small councils of village elders whose rulings are highly respected.’
  • 77) ‘The committee is designed to complement existing village authorities such as elders and local councils known as shuras.’
  • 78) ‘In contrast to political leaders and elders, community intellectuals retain the better qualities of both.’
  • 79) ‘The village sarpanch and elders threatened to make Tarabai's life difficult if she returned to the village.’
  • 80) ‘Towards the end of the play, through a series of monologues, the council leaders, community elders and police hint at their desire to carry on as if everything is fine.’
  • 81) ‘Councils of chiefs and elders from a number of bands met to discuss major decisions that would affect more than one band.’
  • 82) ‘So too is the development of promising young researchers as they move between institutions, problems and mentors, finally themselves becoming elders of the tribe.’
  • 83) ‘‘The elders of the Hopi Tribe prophesised the coming of the rainbow people who would help heal the world,’ explained Dean.’
  • 84) ‘Over the next 10 years they are going to be out there looking for the jobs, so it's up to our leaders, elders, teachers and role models to ensure they are prepared.’
  • 85) ‘These people were not chosen as community leaders and the elders did not teach the community to follow these two-spirited people.’
  • 86) ‘How does my generation comprehend the fact that while the nations burns and our leaders fiddle - our elders sit, pontificate and posture?’
  • 87) ‘The doctor locked the residence and started to phone his relatives and tribe elders while the rest of the doctors tried to reassure as that this was nothing to worry about.’
  • 88) ‘In addition to protecting our elders, tribes are engaged in protecting and preserving the environment.’
  • 89) ‘It is time the elders and religious leaders within areas of this city got a hold of the unruly and offensive elements among their community's young people.’
  • 90) ‘He says he has struck deals with 250 tribes whose elders have pledged to protect lines and installations in their areas.’
  • 91) ‘These are being run by local Muslim leaders and community elders.’
  • 92) ‘The church made its first momentous step toward diversity when the elders of the church in Jerusalem opened the Christian movement to gentiles.’
  • 93) ‘The elders of Walton Evangelical Church led the induction service.’
  • 94) ‘For example, Paul reminded the elders of the church of Ephesus of one saying of Jesus.’
  • 95) ‘And I will do my best to lead the elders of our church from accepting any money offered to this church from the proceeds of gambling.’
  • 96) ‘It provides useful instruction for pastors, and describes the role and responsibilities of elders within the church.’
  • 97) ‘Our aim is to establish churches with functioning elders and church constitutions, and a love for the Bible and one another.’
  • 98) ‘Sometimes it helps to have another person pray with us or to have the elders of the church pray for us during the assembly of the saints.’
  • 99) ‘It has also made it very difficult for pastors and elders to visit church families.’
  • 100) ‘Suppose the elders of our church had tried in advance to try to cover every situation.’
  • 101) ‘He was a known quantity to the Episcopal Church elders.’
  • 102) ‘In particular it emphasises the importance of training local men as church leaders, to become pastors and elders in their own churches, as soon as possible.’
  • 103) ‘This is a succinct but thoughtful introduction to the subject of counselling and will be particularly useful to pastors, elders and other Christians involved in pastoral care.’
  • 104) ‘A certain church elder's distant nephew never exhibited any interest in religion, organized or otherwise.’
  • 105) ‘When he arrived at Kabwata, he found a team of deacons and one elder heading the church.’
  • 106) ‘In many of the churches we visit, I find Masons involved as deacons, elders, board members and even pastors.’
  • 107) ‘The church law which dictates that members must turn to elders rather than the police also demands that there must be two witnesses to a crime before taking any action.’
  • 108) ‘George found time to be a church elder, having been ordained in 1974.’
  • 109) ‘I asked the elders of our church to pray for my healing.’
  • 110) ‘The twenty-eight elders, who were members for life, seem drawn in practice, if not by law, from a narrow range of families in the upper echelons of Spartan society.’
  • 111) ‘According to Mir Walijan, an aide to the Khost governor, Sabri elders had radioed the governor during the bombing for help.’
  • 112) ‘How should the members of this informal elders council be chosen?’
  • 113) ‘Residents warned they were ready to do battle with the government if a settlement is not brokered by their elders, who were meeting to find a way out of the impasse.’
  • 114) ‘They also observed lessons in the school, visited a mosque and met local chiefs, elders and members of the wider community.’
  • 115) ‘Those minds can only be changed by moderate and liberal Muslims - clerics, teachers, elders, respected community members.’
  • 116) ‘Will the elders and policy makers take the earnest and bold message sent across by children seriously?’
  • 117) ‘The exhibition was mounted in consultation with Inuvialuit elders and community members.’
  • 118) ‘Its system of non-religious governments by elders allowed it to operate regardless of the authorities.’
  • 119) ‘They were ruled by oligarchies or councils of elders, or some mixture of the two, and might therefore best be called tribal republics.’
  • 120) ‘A factory farm stood silent and abandoned, hedges of elders dripped berries and were decorated with white trumpets of bindweed.’
  • 121) ‘In Prussia the coal of the alder, lime tree, poplar, elder, willow, hemp, and hazel is used for powder.’
  • 122) ‘It connected us with a fruity hedge with brambles, rosehips, sloes, and a hundred yards of elders weighed down with berries.’
  • 123) ‘The most familiar use of the elder tree is probably that of the berries being cooked to make elderberry wine and various jams and jellies.’
  • 124) ‘We have tried growing variegated elder under ancient yew trees without success.’
  • 125) ‘The marsh gave way gradually to dry land, and the reeds and willows to hazels and elders.’
  • 126) ‘Places vulnerable to casual damage or vandalism will need plants which, if broken, will grow again, such as willow, alder, shrub roses and elder.’
  • 127) ‘By the time we're eating platefuls of asparagus, the second sign of full-on spring has arrived - elderflower blossoms bursting out all over the elder tree.’
  • 128) ‘The trees include willow, cherry, poplar, acers, larch, ash, birch, sycamore, elder and sitka spruce.’
  • 129) ‘At points the towpath is bordered with mature trees and thickets of elder and hawthorn, home to many different species of birds.’
  • 130) ‘Noises tell of a nearby motorway but brambles, elders and hawthorns on each side hide all but the straight empty path ahead, until he sees a small clearing among bushes on his right.’
  • 131) ‘Willows, elders and alders can be planted around the edges to soften the effect of the regimented poplars.’
  • 132) ‘Normally elder would come into leaf in late February or March, and into blossom in late April or May.’
  • 133) ‘The leaves have some resemblance to those of elder; hence the name.’
  • 134) ‘An analogy would be that, in English folklore, the elder plant has been used in countless different ways medicinally and for food.’
  • 135) ‘Here, a narrow path snakes to Mayfield Pond through thick borders of meadow grass and woodland, elder, birch and hawthorn.’
  • 136) ‘Ground elder is edible and was used as a medicinal herb in the Middle Ages to cure gout.’
  • 137) ‘The back half of our garden is infested with ground elder.’
  • 138) ‘Q. I have about 40 maple and box elder trees on my lot.’
  • 139) ‘The floodplains contained cottonwood, willow, box elder, and soft maple.’
  • 140) ‘Scarcity of cottonwood and box elder at this elevation makes previous exposure to these hosts unlikely.’
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