• (GA) IPA: /ˈsinjɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈsiːnjə(r)/


  1. Older; superior
    senior citizen
  2. Higher in rank, dignity, or office.
    senior member; senior counsel
  3. (US) Of or pertaining to a student's final academic year at a high school (twelfth grade) or university.
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senior (plural seniors)

  1. (mostly, US) An old person.
    Synonyms: senior citizen, Thesaurus:old person
  2. Someone older than someone else (with possessive). [from 15th c.]
    He was four years her senior.
  3. Someone seen as deserving respect or reverence because of their age. [from 14th c.]
  4. (obsolete, Biblical) An elder or presbyter in the early Church. [14th-16th c.]
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts IV:
      Then Peter full of the holy goost sayd unto them. Ye ruelars of the people, and seniours of israhel [...].
  5. Somebody who is higher in rank, dignity, or office.
  6. (US) A final-year student at a high school or university. [from 17th c.]
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  1. Surname

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