ten·​ured | \ ˈten-yərd How to pronounce tenured (audio) also -ˌyu̇rd \

Definition of tenured

: having tenure tenured faculty members

Examples of tenured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tretter has been in touch with Bitonio, the team's longest tenured player, who has been through years of losing only to have his first taste of the playoffs end abruptly. Tom Withers, ajc, "Cleveland rocked: Browns lose Stefanski vs Steelers to virus," 5 Jan. 2021 Mickey Morabito, one of the area’s longest tenured sports employees, is the A’s traveling secretary. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "How the A’s traveling secretary helped blow up MLB’s barrier to women reporters," 31 Dec. 2020 Hochheiser is reluctant to upend his family from their Newington home to move to another state, particularly because his wife Emily is a tenured art teacher in Hartford. Kenneth R. Gosselin, courant.com, "He’s applied for 52 jobs and had no second interviews, so Aaron Hochheiser is delivering for UPS in the family minivan after Hartford Stage closed," 20 Dec. 2020 Barea wasn’t just a long-tenured Maverick on Nelson’s roster. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "J.J. Barea’s last day with Mavs was a ‘thank you’ for championship glory and ‘see you later’ for future career," 10 Dec. 2020 While the rookies don’t know any different, the last two weeks haven’t been a normal return for even the most tenured Mavericks. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, "From draft slip to ‘phenomenal’ progress: Mavs rookie Tyrell Terry is acing the hectic NBA transition," 8 Dec. 2020 Spanier remains a tenured faculty member on administrative leave and is not teaching, a university spokesperson said Tuesday. Mark Scolforo, Star Tribune, "Ex-Penn St. president's Sandusky-related conviction restored," 1 Dec. 2020 McCabe, 30, is LouCity’s longest tenured member and has been part of the club since its start in 2015. Jonathan Saxon, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville City FC brings back longtime member Niall McCabe, a stalwart to organization," 24 Nov. 2020 Workers say some businesses are using the crisis to dump tenured employees and replace them with younger workers who are paid less and have fewer benefits. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Carlsbad considers helping hospitality workers keep jobs," 18 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of tenured

1965, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2021

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“Tenured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenured. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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