Senior Definition

sēnyər
seniors, seniorest
adjective
seniorest
Of the greater age; older.
Webster's New World
Of higher rank or standing, or longer in service.
Webster's New World
Of or for senior citizens.
A senior center next to city hall.
Webster's New World
Being in a position, rank, or grade above others of the same set or class.
A senior officer; the senior ship in the battle group.
American Heritage
Of or for competition among older athletes, often, specif., among older professional athletes.
A senior tennis circuit.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
olderelderlyagedfourth-yearsuperiorhigheroldadvancedelder
Antonyms:
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noun
seniors
A person older than another or others.
Webster's New World
A person of greater rank, standing, or length of service.
Webster's New World
One that is of a higher position, rank, or grade than another in the same set or class.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
A student in the twelfth grade in high school.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
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idiom
one's senior
  • a person older than oneself
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Senior

Noun

Singular:
senior
Plural:
seniors

Adjective

Base Form:
senior
Superlative:
seniorest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Senior

  • one's senior

Origin of Senior

  • Middle English from Latin comparative of senex old sen- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin senior (“older”), comparative form of senex (“old”); see senate.

    From Wiktionary

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