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noun, plural sen.
  1. a money of account of Japan, the 100th part of a yen, now used only in certain quotations, as on foreign exchange.

Origin of sen1

1795–1805; < Japanese < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese qián; cf. chon

sen2

[sen]
noun, plural sen.
  1. a money of account of Cambodia, the 100th part of a riel.

Origin of sen2

< Khmer sein, probably Khmer pronunciation of the French abbreviation cent., for centime centime, on Cambodian coins

sen3

[sen]
noun, plural sen.
  1. cent(def 2).
  2. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Indonesia, the 100th part of a rupiah.
  3. a bronze, cupronickel, or copper-clad coin and monetary unit of Malaysia, the 100th part of a ringgit.

Origin of sen3

1950–55; < Malay < English cent

sen.

or sen.

  1. senate.
  2. senator.
  3. senior.
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Examples from the Web for sen

Historical Examples

  • Ye'll see and sen' a message to the vricht (carpenter) the day?

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • We'll sen' them to the hospital, and that'll ease yer min', Mirran!

    Salted With Fire

    George MacDonald

  • Then he wanted to know if Yeh sen noh wehs was a real Indian.

  • You sen' 'em from Greenwood, dey gwine die ob homesickness!'

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Sen, the Chinaman, who professed to speak nothing but Chinese—ah!

    The Yellow Claw

    Sax Rohmer


British Dictionary definitions for sen

sen

noun plural sen
  1. a monetary unit of Brunei, worth one hundredth of a dollar, Cambodia, worth one hundredth of a riel, Indonesia, worth one hundredth of a rupiah, Malaysia, worth one hundredth of a ringgit, and formerly of Japan (where it is still used as a unit of account)

Word Origin

C19: ultimately from Chinese ch'ien coin

SEN

abbreviation for (in Britain)
  1. (formerly) State Enrolled Nurse

Sen.

sen.

abbreviation for
  1. senator
  2. senior
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