Hypertext Webster Gateway: "senior"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

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

3. An aged person; an older. --Dryden.

Each village senior paused to scan, And speak the
lovely caravan. --Emerson.

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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or
service; "senior officer" [ant: {junior}]
2: used of the fourth and final year in United States high
school or college; "the senior prom" [syn: {senior(a)}, {fourth-year}]
3: advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);
"aged members of the society"; "elderly residents could
remember the construction of the first skyscraper";
"senior citizen" [syn: {aged}, {elderly}, {older}]
n 1: an undergraduate student during the year preceding
2: a person who is older than you are [syn: {elder}]

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