eldest eldest  /ˈɛl dəst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the offspring who came first in the order of birth
  2. (adj) first in order of birth

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • My family and I were having breakfast that morning, and as the eldest son in a family of Japanese immigrants, I was given a special treat: hotcakes.

News

  1. Bria Murphy Reveals Models' Extreme Eating Habits To Stay Thin

    Sometimes in the world of modeling, it’s not a cake walk. Bria, the eldest daughter of legendary comedian Eddie Murphy, who has appeared in commercial print and magazine spreads such as hair-care line Dark and Lovely and Maxim, dispelled some of the secrets of the industry during a recent interview with Good Morning America . "I've heard of people eating cotton balls with orange juice…they dip ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  2. The Oldest Person Alive Olympics Are Heating Up

    The absurd global claim to citizenship of the world's oldest person took a sad turn on Tuesday as Japan's 116-year-old Jiroemon Kimura, the oldest living human on Earth (officially) passed away. His death capped a particularly fatal 18 months for the eldest of the planet's elders, but it provided plenty of fodder for strange local news stories — and the title for oldest person alive now appears ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Ben Affleck Shows His Sweet Side With Violet

    Ben Affleck kissed his eldest daughter, Violet, while running errands in Santa Monica yesterday. The two traveled in Ben's vintage Chevy Malibu SS , which broke down on the side of the road on Saturday. Ben has been focusing on his dad duties in recent weeks while Jennifer Garner finishes up filming for Draft Day in Ohio. While Ben has been staying out of the spotlight to focus on his children ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PopSugar

Quotes

  1. "Kylie has my deepest sympathy but having lost my eldest son earlier this year I'm afraid I find it far too sensitive to discuss illness," Waterman said. "I am so shocked to hear this news particularly since Mike Stock and I had a very...
    on May 17, 2005 By: Pete Waterman Source: The Age

  2. "I never was aware it was a great era until my eldest son, Darius, did his master's thesis on the 1959 year in jazz, and that seemed to be the year, where Miles Davis, I, and Thelonious Monk were all doing our things," Brubeck said. "Now that...
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Dave Brubeck Source: Contra Costa Times

  3. A few years ago the great American investor, Warren Buffett, opposed the repeal of the estate inheritance tax, saying that it "would be a terrible mistake," and was the equivalent of "choosing the 2020 Olympic team by picking the eldest sons...
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Warren Buffett Source: Hellenicathletes.com

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