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Definition 1: an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation - [noun denoting person]

(senior is a kind of ...) a university student who has not yet received a first degree

Definition 2: a person who is older than you are - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for senior in the sense of this definition

(senior is a kind of ...) a fully developed person from maturity onward

(... is a kind of senior ) a man who is the senior member of a group

"he is the dean of foreign correspondents"

(... is a kind of senior ) a woman who is the senior member of a group

Definition 3: older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where senior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • senior officer

(senior is similar to ...) used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son

"Bill Adams, Sr."

(senior is similar to ...) of the elder of two boys with the same family name

"Jones major"

(senior is similar to ...) having precedence (especially because of longer service)

"precedential treatment for senior members of the firm"

(senior is similar to ...) having a higher rank

"superior officer"

(means also ...) (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age

"his mother is very old" "a ripe old age" "how old are you?"

(... are attributes of senior) higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service

Definition 4: used of the fourth and final year in United States high school or college - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where senior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the senior prom

Synonyms for senior in the sense of this definition

(senior is similar to ...) coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining

"the last time I saw Paris" "the last day of the month" "had the last word" "waited until the last minute" "he raised his voice in a last supreme call" "the last game of the season" "down to his last nickel"

Definition 5: advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where senior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aged members of the society
  • elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper
  • senior citizen

Synonyms for senior in the sense of this definition

(senior is similar to ...) (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age

"his mother is very old" "a ripe old age" "how old are you?"

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