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senior

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noun se·nior \ˈsē-nyər\

Simple Definition of senior

  • : a person who is older than another person

  • : a person who is of a higher rank than another person

  • : a student in the final year of high school or college

Full Definition of senior

  1. 1 :  a person older than another <five years my senior>

  2. 2a :  a person with higher standing or rankb :  a senior fellow of a college at an English universityc :  a student in the year preceding graduation from a school of secondary or higher level

  3. 3 capitalized :  a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in the 9th through 12th grades in school

  4. 4 :  senior citizen

Examples of senior

  1. As his senior, she commanded quite a bit of respect.

  2. She was his senior in rank.

  3. high school juniors and seniors



Origin of senior

Middle English, from Latin, from senior, adjective


First Known Use: 14th century


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senior

adjective se·nior

Simple Definition of senior

  • : older in age

  • : higher in standing or rank than another person in the same position

  • : of, relating to, or designed for older people

Full Definition of senior

  1. 1 :  of prior birth, establishment, or enrollment —often used to distinguish a father with the same given name as his son

  2. 2 :  higher ranking :  superior <senior officers>

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or intended for seniors <a senior center>

  4. 4 :  having a claim on corporate assets and income prior to other securities

Examples of senior

  1. the senior vice president of marketing

  2. She is a senior aide to the president.

  3. a senior editor for the magazine

  4. He recently became a senior partner in the accounting firm.

  5. the men's senior baseball league



Origin of senior

Middle English, from Latin, older, elder, comparative of sen-, senex old; akin to Gothic sineigs old, Greek henos


First Known Use: 14th century



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