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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. Uzma Alkarim:

    Around six months ago, our community elders had alerted us to be careful because of security threats but things had calmed down recently.

  2. Samia Suluhu Hassan:

    We have come with face masks because elders are in a group of people who are at higher risk of contracting the prevailing disease, we have found it is important to protect you.

  3. Abdul Wali Sahi:

    We are trying to release them by mediation of our elders in area.

  4. Sandeep Singh:

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

  5. Justina Gasaya:

    It is not the women who decide; it is the elders who say we have to continue this practice, so when women are empowered, especially economically, it gives them power. And changes the balance of power in the community.

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. elusive
    • B. eminent
    • C. eloquent
    • D. proprietary

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