Eldest vs Aboriginal - What's the difference?

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Eldest is a related term of aboriginal.

As adjectives the difference between eldest and aboriginal

is that eldest is (old); greatest in age or seniority while aboriginal is of or pertaining to australian aboriginal peoples, aborigines, or their language.

As a noun aboriginal is

an aboriginal inhabitant of australia, aborigine.

As a proper noun aboriginal is

any of the native languages spoken by australian aborigines.




  • (old); greatest in age or seniority.
  • eldest son
  • (card games) Receiving cards from the dealer first, before any other players.
  • Usage notes

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


    * oldest




    (en adjective)
  • First according to historical or scientific records; original; indigenous; primitive.
  • * 1814 , , The Excursion , Longman et al. (publishers), [http://books.google.com/books?id=T18JAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA277&dq=aboriginal page 277]:
  • Green in the Church-yard, beautiful and green; / / And mantled o'er with aboriginal turf / And everlasting flowers.
  • Living in a land before colonization by the Europeans.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Synonyms

    * (indigenous to a place) native, indigenous, autochthonous, endemic, original, first, earliest, primitive, ancient, primordial, primeval

    Derived terms

    * aboriginality * aboriginally


    (en noun)
  • An animal or plant native to a region.
  • * Charles Darwin
  • It may well be doubted whether this frog is an aboriginal of these islands.
  • (Aboriginal)
  • Usage notes

    * Using uncapitalized aboriginal to refer to people or anything associated with people may cause offence. * In Canada, style manuals recommend against using the noun Aboriginal for a person or people. * See also the usage notes under Aboriginal .