Senior meaning

sēnyər
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Of or relating to senior citizens.
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Of or being the older of two, especially the older of two persons having the same name, as father and son.
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Senior is defined as a man who has a son with the same first and middle name, a person with a higher status, or someone who has been doing something longer than others.

An example of senior is a man named John Michael Davis who's son is also named John Michael Davis.

An example of senior is an accountant who's been at the same company for twenty years.

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Relating to or being a class of corporate debt that has priority with respect to interest and principal over other classes of debt and equity by the same issuer.
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Of the greater age; older.
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Of higher rank or standing, or longer in service.
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Of or for senior citizens.

A senior center next to city hall.

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Of or for competition among older athletes, often, specif., among older professional athletes.

A senior tennis circuit.

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A person older than another or others.
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A person of greater rank, standing, or length of service.
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Senior citizen.

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Higher in rank, dignity, or office.

Senior member; senior counsel.

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(US) Of or pertaining to a student's final academic year at a high school (twelfth grade) or university.
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Someone seen as deserving respect or reverence because of their age. [from 14th c.]
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Someone older than someone else (with possessive). [from 15th c.]

He was four years her senior.

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(US) A final-year student at a high school or university. [from 17th c.]
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The definition of a senior is a person in the last year of high school or college, or an elderly person, or someone who is older than others.

An example of a senior is a girl who's about to graduate from high school.

An example of a senior is an eighty-five year old man.

An example of a senior is a thirty year old woman in a room with all fifteen year olds.

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Of or relating to the fourth and last year of high school or college.

Our senior class.

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Of or for seniors in a high school or college.
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one's senior
  • A person older than oneself.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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