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senior

sen·ior

senior

 
 
pronunciation:
sin yr
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: elder, esp. of two relatives having the same name (often used in abbreviation).
Marcus Jones, Sr. (Cf. junior.).
antonyms:
junior
similar words:
elder, older
definition 2: having arrived earlier at a given status.
a senior meatpacker
antonyms:
junior
definition 3: of higher rank.
a senior officer
synonyms:
elder, ranking, superior
antonyms:
junior, lower, subordinate
similar words:
chief, foremost, leading, paramount, preeminent
definition 4: of or concerning a person or class in the final year of an academic program in a high school or undergraduate college or university.
similar words:
final, last
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who is older than someone.
his senior by two years
synonyms:
elder
antonyms:
junior
definition 2: a person who is of higher rank than someone, esp. because of length of service.
her senior on the assembly line
synonyms:
superior
antonyms:
junior
definition 3: a student in the final year of an academic program in a high school or undergraduate college or university.
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