Definition of Senior

1. Noun. An undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation.

Generic synonyms: Undergrad, Undergraduate

2. Adjective. Older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service. "Senior officer"

3. Noun. A person who is older than you are.
Exact synonyms: Elder
Generic synonyms: Adult, Grownup
Specialized synonyms: Dean, Doyen, Doyenne
Derivative terms: Elder

4. Adjective. Used of the fourth and final year in United States high school or college. "The senior prom"
Exact synonyms: Fourth-year
Similar to: Last

5. Adjective. Advanced in years; ('aged' is pronounced as two syllables). "Senior citizen"
Exact synonyms: Aged, Elderly, Older
Similar to: Old
Derivative terms: Aged, Agedness, Seniority

Definition of Senior

1. a. More advanced than another in age; prior in age; elder; hence, more advanced in dignity, rank, or office; superior; as, senior member; senior counsel.

2. n. A person who is older than another; one more advanced in life.

Definition of Senior

1. Adjective. Older; superior ¹

2. Adjective. Higher in rank within a publicly traded company or other organization. ¹

3. Adjective. of or pertaining to a student's final academic year at a high school (twelfth grade) or university. ¹

4. Noun. Someone seen as deserving respect or reverence because of their age. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete Biblical) An elder or presbyter in the early Church. (defdate 14th-16th c.) ¹

6. Noun. Someone older than someone else (with possessive). (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

7. Noun. (American English) A final-year student at a high school or university. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

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Definition of Senior

1. a person who is older than another [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Senior

senile osteomalacia
senile plaque
senile plaques
senile psychosis
senile retinoschisis
senile sebaceous hyperplasia
senile tremor
senile wart
senior (current term)
senior captain
senior captains
senior chief petty officer
senior chief petty officers
senior citizen
senior citizens
senior colonel
senior colonels
senior high
senior high school
senior high schools
senior homonym

Literary usage of Senior

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Technology Review by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Association of Class Secretaries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association (1907)
"senior WEEK senior Week, 1907, will undoubtedly go down into the history of the ... Beginning with the annual senior Class Dinner at the American House on ..."

2. American Journal of Education (1860)
"(Chief Justice, Common Pleas,) 8th Wrangler, 1799, senior Medalist; the late Sir L. Shadwell, (Vice-Chancellor of England,) 7th Wrangler, 1800, ..."

3. Catalogue by Princeton University (1906)
"Physical Geography THE senior YEAR Each senior must continue his studies in a Department in which he has satisfied the requirements of the Junior year, ..."

4. Teachers College Record by Columbia University. Teachers College (1916)
"THE senior PLAY November 24 was a record day for the senior Class of the ... The play, written by two members of the senior Class, was an adaptation of ..."

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