- senile retinoschisis,
- senile tremor,
- senile vaginitis,
- senior aircraftman,
- senior airman,
- senior chief petty officer,
- senior citizen,
- senior common room
Origin of senior
Examples from the Web for senior
Stanley Richards, Senior Vice President of the Fortune Society, gave a tour along with a few residents.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Clean as a whistle,” says a senior investigator involved in the case.
E.J. Graff, senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, is the author of What Is Marriage For?The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Adam Thierer is a senior research fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?|Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A senior Iranian official in Pakistan later confirmed the strike took place, declining to elaborate.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I called a council of the senior officers, who unanimously recommended that the attempt be abandoned; and so ended all our hopes.The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner|John Wilkinson
Now I had more leisure while those ranking and senior to Courtney made their felicitations upon the royal birthday.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars|John Reed Scott
The senior officers of the flagship stood grouped on the starboard rail.Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew|Robert McReynolds
Students are told off into sections under the management of some senior students.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
If at any time one man needs to command, I, as senior officer, will take that command.The Pathless Trail|Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
- of, relating to, or designating more advanced or older pupils
- of or relating to a secondary school
- a senior pupil, student, etc
- a fellow of senior rank in an English university
Word Origin for senior
late 13c., from Latin senior "older," comparative of senex (genitive senis) "old," from PIE root *sen- "old" (see senile). Original use in English was as an addition to a personal name indicating "the father" when father and son had the same name; meaning "higher in rank, longer in service" first recorded 1510s.
The Latin word yielded titles of respect in many languages, cf. French sire, Spanish señor, Portuguese senhor, Italian signor. Senior citizen first recorded 1938, American English.
mid-14c., "person of authority;" late 14c., "person older than another," from senior (adj.). Sense of "fourth-year student" is from 1741, from earlier general sense of "advanced student" (1610s).