Senior

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See also: senior, sénior, and sênior

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin senior.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzeːni̯oːr/, [ˈzeːniˌoːɐ̯], [ˈzeːnˌjoːɐ̯], [-ɔɐ̯]

Noun[edit]

Senior m (genitive Senioren, plural Senioren)

  1. father, senior, the elder (older of two close male relatives, especially with the same name)
    Synonym: Sen. (abbreviation)
    Antonym: Junior
    Der Senior ist zehn Zentimeter größer als der Junior.
    The father is ten centimetres taller than the son.
  2. (euphemistic, often in the plural) senior citizen, elderly person, older adult
    Für Senioren haben wir auch kleinere Portionen.
    For senior citizens, we also serve smaller portions.
  3. (sports) adult
    Synonym: Alter Herr
    Antonym: Junior
    Nächstes Jahr werd ich 19, da spiel ich dann schon bei den Senioren.
    I’m turning 19 next year, so I’ll be playing with the adults.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Senior in Duden online
  • Senior” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Luxembourgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Senior m (plural Senioren)

  1. senior