Senior
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Senior
See also: Senior, sénior, and sênior

English

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin senior ("older"), comparative form of senex ("old"); see senate. Doublet of seigneur, seignior, sire, and sir.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /'sinj?/
    • (file)

Adjective

senior (comparative more senior, superlative most senior)

  1. Older; superior
    senior citizen
  2. Higher in rank, dignity, or office.
    senior member; senior counsel
  3. (US) Of or pertaining to a student's final academic year at a high school (twelfth grade) or university.

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Noun

senior (plural seniors)

  1. (chiefly US) An old person.
    Synonym: senior citizen
  2. Someone older than someone else (with possessive). [from 15th c.]
    He was four years her senior.
  3. Someone seen as deserving respect or reverence because of their age. [from 14th c.]
  4. (obsolete, biblical) An elder or presbyter in the early Church. [14th-16th c.]
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts IV:
      Then Peter full of the holy goost sayd unto them. Ye ruelars of the people, and seniours of israhel [...].
  5. Somebody who is higher in rank, dignity, or office.
  6. (US) A final-year student at a high school or university. [from 17th c.]

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French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin senior. Doublet of sire, seigneur, and sieur.

Pronunciation

Noun

senior m (plural seniors)

  1. (sports) senior (older player)
  2. elderly person

Interlingua

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin senior.

Adjective

senior (comparative plus senior, superlative le plus senior)

  1. older

Noun

senior (plural seniors)

  1. lord

Latin

Etymology

Comparative of senex.

Pronunciation

Adjective

senior (neuter senius, positive senex); third declension

  1. older, elder; rather old
    Antonym: i?nior

Declension

Third-declension comparative adjective.

Noun

senior m (genitive seni?ris); third declension

  1. (Medieval Latin) a lord, sir
    Coordinate term: seniorissa
  2. (Medieval Latin) an abbot
  3. (Medieval Latin) a husband

Declension

Third-declension noun.

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Polish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin senior ("older").

Pronunciation

Noun

senior m pers

  1. elder (older person)

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Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin senior. Doublet of señor.

Pronunciation

Noun

senior m (plural seniores)

  1. senior

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