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. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. seniornoun

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

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

  2. seniornoun

    An elder or presbyter in the early Church.

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

  3. seniornoun

    Someone older than someone else (with possessive).

    He was four years her senior.

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

  4. seniornoun

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

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

  5. senioradjective

    Older; superior

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

  6. senioradjective

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

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

  7. senioradjective

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

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

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

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

  2. Senioradjective

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

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

  3. Seniornoun

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

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

  4. Seniornoun

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

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

  5. Seniornoun

    an aged person; an older

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

  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

    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

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Numerology

  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. Megan Albano:

    We accommodated his request, understanding and appreciating his desire to remain closer to his family and recognizing that a remote co-hosting role on a roundtable in-studio program was not a long-term option, while we will miss his insightful contributions each night and look forward to welcoming him on set whenever he's in New York, we are pleased to have him continue his longtime role as a senior political analyst with Fox News.

  2. The RNC:

    Clinton's actions while secretary of state -- and the actions of those senior officials with whom she worked most closely and supervised -- are manifestly relevant to whether she is fit to lead this country.

  3. Suzanne Mackie:

    To be honest, whatever the life of The Crown is after where we are now, I doubt well ever go as far into the present day, i think well probably ... we dont travel into the present day. The series currently takes place between 1964 and 1977 and portrays the life of the royal family from the time when the queen was crowned. Harry and Meghan announced on Jan. 8 that they would take a 'step back' as senior members of the royal family and instead work independently, splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America, specifically Canada. (Getty) The shows creator, Peter Morgan, also echoed Mackies sentiment in 2018, telling Entertainment Weekly that Markles likeness was unlikely to be featured in the series simply because its too close to the moment.

  4. Getty Images:

    While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were living in Britain, there wereno paparazzi pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. There was still a gentlemans agreement between the press and the palace that when the principals -- the senior members of the royal family -- were enjoying private time, that private timewas respected, so if the couple were papped, then the British newspapers agreed with the palace that they wouldnt use those paparazzi pictures.

  5. Doug Ducey:

    I am sickened by what's been disclosed about the rape and subsequent childbirth by a disabled woman at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix. And, I'm appalled by the latest disclosure about the senior leadership's behavior and the lack of action by its board of directors, the senior leadership in that enterprise needs to be completely replaced. That includes the Board of Directors, every one of whom should be terminated immediately.

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