What does senior mean?

Definitions for senior
ˈsin yərse·nior

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word senior.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. senior(noun)

    an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation

  2. elder, senior(adj)

    a person who is older than you are

  3. senior(adj)

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

    "senior officer"

  4. senior(a), fourth-year(adj)

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

    "the senior prom"

  5. aged, elderly, older, senior(adj)

    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. senior(Noun)

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

  2. senior(Noun)

    An elder or presbyter in the early Church.

  3. senior(Noun)

    Someone older than someone else (with possessive).

    He was four years her senior.

  4. senior(Noun)

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

  5. senior(Adjective)

    Older; superior

  6. senior(Adjective)

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

  7. senior(Adjective)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Senior(adj)

    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. Senior(adj)

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

  3. Senior(noun)

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

  4. Senior(noun)

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

  5. Senior(noun)

    an aged person; an older

  6. Senior(noun)

    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. Origin: [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.]

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce senior?

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How to say senior in sign language?

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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. Mohd Shukri Abdull:

    As a senior investigator, I knew what he meant.

  3. James Clapper:

    I was told by senior officials to keep [Clapper] out of it.

  4. Vladimir Putin:

    Two senior officials with direct access to the information.

  5. Pennsylvania Lottery:

    With a growing number of senior citizens needing this, we need more options.

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