senior

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From Latin senior (older), comparative form of senex (old); see senate.

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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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senior (plural seniors)

  1. Someone seen as deserving respect or reverence because of their age. [from 14th c.]
  2. (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 [...].
  3. Someone older than someone else (with possessive). [from 15th c.]
    He was four years her senior.
  4. (US) A final-year student at a high school or university. [from 17th c.]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin senior

Adjective[edit]

senior (comparative plus senior, superlative le plus senior)

  1. older

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senior (plural seniors)

  1. lord

Latin[edit]

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senior (comparative of senex)

  1. older, elder; rather old

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Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative senior senius seniōrēs seniōra
genitive seniōris seniōris seniōrum seniōrum
dative seniōrī seniōrī seniōribus seniōribus
accusative seniōrem senius seniōrēs seniōra
ablative seniōre seniōre seniōribus seniōribus
vocative senior senius seniōrēs seniōra

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin senior (older)

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senior m

  1. elder (older person)

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