eldest

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eldest

  1. superlative form of old: most old; greatest in age or seniority.
    eldest son
  2. (card games) Receiving cards from the dealer first, before any other players.

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The normal superlative of old is oldest. The irregular form eldest is sometimes used with family members, but it is otherwise rare.

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