What does Senior mean?

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ˈsin yərse·nior

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seniornoun

    an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation

  2. elder, senioradjective

    a person who is older than you are

  3. senioradjective

    older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service

    "senior officer"

  4. senior(a), fourth-yearadjective

    used of the fourth and final year in United States high school or college

    "the senior prom"

  5. aged, elderly, older, senioradjective

    advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)

    "aged members of the society"; "elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper"; "senior citizen"


  1. seniornoun

    Someone seen as deserving respect or reverence because of their age.

  2. seniornoun

    An elder or presbyter in the early Church.

  3. seniornoun

    Someone older than someone else (with possessive).

    He was four years her senior.

  4. seniornoun

    A final-year student at a high school or university.

  5. senioradjective

    Older; superior

  6. senioradjective

    Higher in rank within a publicly traded company or other organization.

  7. senioradjective

    of or pertaining to a student's final academic year at a high school (twelfth grade) or university.

  8. Etymology: From senior, comparative form of senex; see senate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SENIORnoun

    Etymology: senior, Latin.

    How can you admit your seniors to the examination or allowing of them, not only being inferior in office and calling, but in gifts also? John Whitgift.

    A senior of the place replies,
    Well read, and curious of antiquities. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Senioradjective

    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. Senioradjective

    belonging to the final year of the regular course in American colleges, or in professional schools

  3. Seniornoun

    a person who is older than another; one more advanced in life

  4. Seniornoun

    one older in office, or whose entrance upon office was anterior to that of another; one prior in grade

  5. Seniornoun

    an aged person; an older

  6. Seniornoun

    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

  7. Etymology: [L. senior, compar. of senex, gen. senis, old. See Sir.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Senior

    sēn′yor, adj. elder: older in office.—n. one older than another, the elder of two persons in one family bearing the same name: one older in office: an aged person: one of the older fellows of a college, a student in the fourth year of the curriculum.—v.i. Sē′niorise, to lord it over.—n. Sēnior′ity, priority of birth, or of service: a body of seniors—also Sē′niory (Shak.). [L., comp. of senex.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Senior' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1210

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Senior' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2195

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Senior' in Adjectives Frequency: #150

Anagrams for Senior »

  1. rosine

  2. soneri

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Senior in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Senior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Senior in a Sentence

  1. Loren Lighthall:

    The senior class is pretty exceptional.

  2. Jen Psaki:

    On Wednesday, in coordination with senior leadership at the White House and the medical team, I made the decision not to travel on the foreign trip with the President due to a family emergency, which was members of my household testing positive for COVID-19, since then, I have quarantined and tested negative( via PCR) for COVID on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. However, today, I tested positive for COVID.

  3. Ritchie Torres:

    A permanent child tax credit would be to families with children what social security has long been to senior citizens: a critical safety net that affords the most vulnerable among us a fighting chance at a decent and dignified life.

  4. Atif Abdulmalik:

    This transaction represents Arcapita's fifth successful exit in the senior living sector, which continues to benefit from favourable long-term fundamentals, we are pleased with the profitable outcome of this investment.

  5. Governor Ivey:

    Even after listening to the tape, I sincerely do not recall either the skit, which evidently occurred at a Baptist Student Union party, or the interview Baptist Student Union, both which occurred 52 years ago. Even though Ben LaRavia is the one on tape remembering the skit -- and I still don't recall ever dressing up in overalls or in blackface -- I will not deny what is the obvious, as such, I fully acknowledge -- with genuine remorse -- my participation in a skit like that back when I was a senior in college.

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