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Definition of SENIOR

3 definitions found:

Senior \Sen"ior\, a. [L. senior, compar. of senex, gen. senis, old. See {Sir}.]
     1. More advanced than another in age; prior in age; elder; hence, more advanced in dignity, rank, or office; superior; as, senior member; senior counsel. [1913 Webster]

     2. Belonging to the final year of the regular course in American colleges, or in professional schools. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Senior \Sen"ior\, n.
     1. A person who is older than another; one more advanced in life. [1913 Webster]

     2. One older in office, or whose entrance upon office was anterior to that of another; one prior in grade. [1913 Webster]

     3. An aged person; an older. --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]

              Each village senior paused to scan,
              And speak the lovely caravan.         --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

     4. One in the fourth or final year of his collegiate course at an American college; -- originally called {senior sophister}; also, one in the last year of the course at a professional schools or at a seminary. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "senior":
     A per se, absolute, ace, ancient, antecedent, anterior, anticipatory, ascendant, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized, autocratic, better, boss, brass hat, cadet, champion, chief, ci-devant, clothed with authority, commander, commanding, competent, consequential, considerable, controlling, dean, dominant, doyen, doyenne, duly constituted, earlier, early, elder, eldest, eminent, empowered, ex officio, father, first, first-born, firstling, fore, foregoing, former, freshman, fugleman, genius, golden-ager, governing, great, head, hegemonic, hegemonistic, high priest, higher-up, imperative, important, important person, influential, junior, kingfish, kingpin, laureate, leader, leading, major, master, midshipman, mighty, momentous, monocratic, nonpareil, official, old-timer, older, oldest, paragon, personage, plebe, potent, powerful, preceding, precurrent, preeminent, preexistent, prestigious, previous, prime, primogenitary, principal, prior, prodigy, prominent, puissant, ranking, ruler, ruling, senior citizen, sire, soph, sophomore, star, substantial, superior, superman, superstar, supreme, the greatest, the most, top dog, totalitarian, undergrad, undergraduate, upperclassman, virtuoso, weighty

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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