eldest

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eldest

  1. superlative form of old: most old; greatest in age or seniority.
    eldest son

eldest ‎(not comparable)

  1. (card games) (of a player) Receiving cards from the dealer first, before any other players.
  2. (card games) (of a hand) Having higher, or superior cards.
    • 2003, ‎Thunder Bay Press, The Card Game Set
      Each player draws a card, and the lowest becomes eldest hand.

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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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