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. John Campbell:

    If I don't believe that we can accomplish the train, advise and assist and the (counter-terrorism) missions, then I owe it to the senior leadership to come back and say, 'Here's what I need.' If that's more people, it's more people.

  2. David Ethridge:

    It will be a dialogue among bankers and boards and senior management teams where they say, 'these were isolated and not comparable,' or say 'we have a sentiment shift and we need to be more conservative and use a different strategy,'.

  3. General Milley:

    As senior leaders, everything you do will be closely watched. And I am not immune, as many of you saw, the result of the photograph of me at Lafayette Square last week. That sparked a national debate about the role of the military in civil society.

  4. John DeLury:

    We got to talk, what has to happen is a senior American official or a trusted confidant of President Trump needs to get in the room with a senior North Korean official or confidant of Kim Jong Un. Until the talks start, this process we’re watching, is just going to go on and on and on.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The first rule to fuel and flourish the slavery at the workplace is to put the fool at the senior most post to make him enjoy life full and place the talents from school at his subordinates position and let him harass and humiliate them by making them work as asses and mules.

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