senior

[ seen-yer ]
/ ˈsin yər /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. senile retinoschisis,
  2. senile tremor,
  3. senile vaginitis,
  4. senilism,
  5. senility,
  6. senior aircraftman,
  7. senior airman,
  8. senior chief petty officer,
  9. senior citizen,
  10. senior common room

Origin of senior

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin, equivalent to sen(ex) old, old man + -ior comparative adj. suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for senior

senior

/ (ˈsiːnjə) /

adjective

noun

Word Origin for senior

C14: from Latin: older, from senex old

Senior

/ (ˈsiːnjə) /

adjective

mainly US being the older: used to distinguish the father from the son with the same first name or namesCharles Parker, Senior Abbreviation: Sr, Sen
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Word Origin and History for senior
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