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senior

[ seen-yer ]SEE DEFINITION OF senior
  • adj.older or of higher rank
  • nounolder person

Synonyms for senior

  • elder
  • leading
  • chief
  • major
  • superior
  • higher
  • more advanced
  • next higher
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Antonyms for senior

  • minor
  • unimportant
  • behind
  • inferior
  • junior
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SENIOR

Two or three probationers had been sent to help cleanup, and a senior nurse.

Even Miss Grange, now reduced to second place, remonstrated with her senior.

The senior partner was regarding the rebel with grave-eyed reproach.

Also Ben Lockwood attended—Blinky's first cousin and senior.

So unusual a state of affairs was noticed by the senior boy.

I should like to have polished off that Pierce senior as he deserves.

A senior boy, if he does his duty, should make every boy's cause his own, and 'feel' for him.

Pierce senior set it afloat; that is, he and Mark Galloway together.

In vain Mrs. Flipfield senior, opening her arms, exclaimed, ‘My Tom!’

Had it not been, the senior boy might have expected punishment from the head-master.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Latin senior "older," comparative of senex (genitive senis) "old," from PIE root *sen- "old" (see senile). Original use in English was as an addition to a personal name indicating "the father" when father and son had the same name; meaning "higher in rank, longer in service" first recorded 1510s.

The Latin word yielded titles of respect in many languages, cf. French sire, Spanish señor, Portuguese senhor, Italian signor. Senior citizen first recorded 1938, American English.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SENIOR

college student

nounperson studying at institution of higher education
  • first year student
  • grad student
  • graduate student
  • junior
  • senior
  • sophomore
  • undergrad
  • undergraduate student

elder

nounolder person

eldest

adjectiveadvanced in age
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