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Webster 1913 Edition


Senior

Sen′ior

,
Adj.
[L.
senior
, compar. of
senex
, gen.
senis
, old. See
Sir
.]
1.
More advanced than another in age; prior in age; elder; hence, more advanced in dignity, rank, or office; superior;
as,
senior
member;
senior
counsel
.
2.
Belonging to the final year of the regular course in American colleges, or in professional schools.

Sen′ior

,
Noun.
1.
A person who is older than another; one more advanced in life.
2.
One older in office, or whose entrance upon office was anterior to that of another; one prior in grade.
3.
An aged person; an older.
Dryden.
Each village
senior
paused to scan,
And speak the lovely caravan.
Emerson.
4.
One in the fourth or final year of his collegiate course at an American college; – originally called
senior sophister
; also, one in the last year of the course at a professional schools or at a seminary.

Webster 1828 Edition


Senior

SENIOR

,
Adj.
see'nyor. [L. senior, comp. of senex, old.] Elder or older; but as an adjective, it usually signifies older in office; as the senior pastor of a church, where there are colleagues; a senior counselor. In such use, senior has no reference to age, for a senior counselor may be, and ofted is the younger man.

SENIOR

,
Noun.
see'nyor.
1. A person who is older than another; one more advanced in life.
2. One that is older in office, or one whose first entrance upon an office was anterior to that of another. Thus a senator or counselor of sixty years of age, often has a senior who is not fifty years of age.
3. An aged person; one of the oldest inhabitants.
A senior of the place replies. Dryden.

Definition 2021


Senior

Senior

See also: senior, sénior, and sênior

German

Noun

Senior m (genitive Senioren, plural Senioren)

  1. senior
  2. (euphemistic, mostly used in the plural) senior citizen, elderly person, older adult

Derived terms

senior

senior

See also: Senior, sénior, and sênior

English

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Adjective

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  1. Older; superior
    senior citizen
  2. Higher in rank, dignity, or office.
    senior member; senior counsel
  3. (US) Of or pertaining to a student's final academic year at a high school (twelfth grade) or university.

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Noun

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  1. Someone seen as deserving respect or reverence because of their age. [from 14th c.]
  2. (obsolete, biblical) An elder or presbyter in the early Church. [14th-16th c.]
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts IV:
      Then Peter full of the holy goost sayd unto them. Ye ruelars of the people, and seniours of israhel [...].
  3. Someone older than someone else (with possessive). [from 15th c.]
    He was four years her senior.
  4. (US) A final-year student at a high school or university. [from 17th c.]

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French

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin senior. Doublet of sire, seigneur, and sieur.

Noun

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  1. (sports) senior (older player)
  2. elderly person

Interlingua

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin senior

Adjective

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  1. older

Noun

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  1. lord

Latin

Etymology

Comparative of senex.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈse.ni.or/, [ˈsɛ.ni.ɔr]

Adjective

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  1. older, elder; rather old

Inflection

Third declension, comparative variant

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative senior senius seniōrēs seniōra
genitive seniōris seniōrum
dative seniōrī seniōribus
accusative seniōrem senius seniōrēs seniōra
ablative seniōre seniōribus
vocative senior senius seniōrēs seniōra

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Polish

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin senior (older).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛ.ɲɔr/

Noun

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  1. elder (older person)

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Spanish

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin senior. Doublet of señor.

Noun

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  1. senior