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Definition of ELDEST

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Eldest \Eld"est\, a. [AS. yldest, superl. of eald old. See {Elder}, a.]
     1. Oldest; longest in duration. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              Their eldest historians are of suspected credit.
                                                    --Bp. Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

     {Eldest hand} (Card Playing), the player on the dealer's left hand. --R. A. Proctor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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