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sen·ior

senior

 
 
pronunciation:
sin yr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being the older of two male relatives having the same name. The word "Senior," often written as "Sr.," is used after the name of a father whose son has the same name.
She was nervous about meeting Philip Carr Senior, her future father-in-law.Mark T. Smith, Sr. is the father of Mark T. Smith, Jr.
antonyms:
junior
similar words:
elder, older
definition 2: having served longer at a job or position.
Laurie is a senior member of the club.
antonyms:
junior
definition 3: of higher rank.
Mr. Scott is a senior officer.
synonyms:
superior
antonyms:
junior, lower, subordinate
similar words:
chief, foremost, paramount
definition 4: relating to a person or class in the final year of high school or college.
Awards were given to members of the senior class.
similar words:
final, last
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who is the older of two.
I am his senior by three years.
synonyms:
elder
antonyms:
junior
definition 2: a person who is higher in rank than someone else.
I am her senior at the factory because I have worked there longer.
synonyms:
superior
definition 3: a student in the last year of high school or college.
The seniors will graduate in June.
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sen Latin root that means old
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