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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsinjɚ/
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AdjectiveEdit

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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NounEdit

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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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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senior m (plural seniors)

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

InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin senior.

AdjectiveEdit

senior (comparative plus senior, superlative le plus senior)

  1. older

NounEdit

senior (plural seniors)

  1. lord

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Comparative of senex.

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AdjectiveEdit

senior (neuter senius, positive senex); third declension

  1. older, elder; rather old
    Antonym: iūnior

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension comparative adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative senior senius seniōrēs seniōra
Genitive seniōris seniōrum
Dative seniōrī seniōribus
Accusative seniōrem senius seniōrēs seniōra
Ablative seniōre seniōribus
Vocative senior senius seniōrēs seniōra

NounEdit

senior m (genitive seniōris); third declension

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

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative senior seniōrēs
Genitive seniōris seniōrum
Dative seniōrī seniōribus
Accusative seniōrem seniōrēs
Ablative seniōre seniōribus
Vocative senior seniōrēs

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin senior (older).

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senior m pers

  1. elder (older person)

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin senior. Doublet of señor.

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senior m (plural seniores)

  1. senior