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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Eldersnoun

    Etymology: from elder.

    Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father, and the younger men as brethren. 1 Tim. v. 1.

    Our elders say,
    The barren, touched in this holy chase,
    Shake off their steril curse. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

    Among the Lacedæmonians, the chief magistrates, as they were, so they are called, elder men. Walter Raleigh, H. of the World.

    The blushing youth their virtuous awe disclose,
    And from their seats the reverend elders rose. George Sandys.

    Says the goose, if it will be no better, e’en carry your head as your elders have done before ye. Roger L'Estrange.

    I lose my patience, and I own it too,
    Where works are censur’d, not as bad, but new;
    While, if our elders break all reason’s laws,
    Those fools demand not pardon, but applause. Alexander Pope.

    At the board, and in private, it very well becometh children’s innocency to pray, and their elders to say amen. Richard Hooker.

    Flea-bitten synod, an assembly brew’d
    Of clerks and elders ana; like the rude
    Chaos of presbytry, where laymen ride
    With the tame woolpack clergy by their side. John Cleveland.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Elders is ranked #17258 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Elders surname appeared 1,641 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Elders.

    89.4% or 1,468 total occurrences were White.
    4.9% or 81 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 30 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 27 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.1% or 19 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.9% or 16 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elders in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elders in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Elders in a Sentence

  1. Sandeep Singh:

    The elders in the community feel like they lost their son. Those his age feel like they lost a brother.

  2. Kaleo Paik:

    The Western tradition of full burial took away the process of infusing the land with Hawaiian elders, the whole purpose of the practice is to have these elders disintegrate naturally into our land.

  3. Margaret Boddie:

    A lot of Black elders in this area migrated from the South a long time ago and were victims of a lot of racist practices growing up, with the pandemic, they're fearful of outsiders coming in and trying to tell them how to think and how to be. They think they're being targeted. There's a lot of paranoia.

  4. Zabiullah Amani:

    [About] 235 civilians were rescued this evening from Mirza Aolang village with the intermediation of tribal elders and [the aid] of the governor’s office.

  5. Dawlat Wazir:

    Tribal elders may not be able to bring about peace and create a ceasefire to the whole country but they can for their own districts and they will.

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