senior


1se·nior

noun \ˈsē-nyər\

: 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
:  a person older than another <five years my senior>
2
a :  a person with higher standing or rank
b :  a senior fellow of a college at an English university
c :  a student in the year preceding graduation from a school of secondary or higher level
3
capitalized :  a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in the 9th through 12th grades in school

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

Related to SENIOR

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

2senior

adjective

: 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
:  of prior birth, establishment, or enrollment —often used to distinguish a father with the same given name as his son
2
:  higher ranking :  superior <senior officers>
3
:  of, relating to, or intended for seniors <a senior center>
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

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

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