[syn: firstborn, eldest]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Eldest \Eld"est\, a. [AS. yldest, superl. of eald old. See
1. Oldest; longest in duration. --Shak.
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.
Their eldest historians are of suspected credit.
Eldest hand (Card Playing), the player on the dealer's left
hand. --R. A. Proctor.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: first in order of birth; "the firstborn child" [syn:
n 1: the offspring who came first in the order of birth [syn: