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"senior" in British English

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senioradjective

uk   /ˈsiː.ni.ər/  us   /ˈsiː.njɚ/
  • senior adjective (HIGH RANK)

B2 high or higher in rank: senior management a senior government minister She's senior to me, so I have to do what she tells me.
older and more experienced than the other members of a team: The Dragons head coach praised his senior players in the 23-16 win.

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  • senior adjective (OLDER)

B2 [before noun] older: The more senior students are given some extra responsibilities.
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(UK written abbreviation Snr, US written abbreviation Sr.) used after a man's name to refer to the older of two people in the same family who have the same name: Hello, may I speak to Ken Griffey senior, please?

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seniornoun

uk   /ˈsiː.ni.ər/  us   /ˈsiː.njɚ/
  • senior noun (OLDER)

20, 30, etc. years sb's senior
20, 30, etc. years older than someone: She married a man 20 years her senior. She's my senior by three years (= she is three years older than me).
[C] US (UK senior citizen) an old person: Seniors are entitled to a reduction of around 10%.
[C] US a student in their final year of high school or university
(Definition of senior from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"senior" in American English

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senioradjective

 us   /ˈsin·jər/
  • senior adjective (MORE ADVANCED)

more advanced, or higher in rank: Senior officials denied that a problem exists.
  • senior adjective (OLDER)

older: The senior Griffey played on the same baseball team as his son, Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • senior adjective (OF SCHOOL)

[not gradable] relating to the fourth and final year of college or high school: Alanna’s in her senior year of high school.

seniornoun

 us   /ˈsin·jər/
  • senior noun (SCHOOL)

[C] a student in the fourth and final year of a program of study in a college, university, or high school (= a school for students 15 to 18 years old)
  • senior noun (OLDER PERSON)

[U] a person who is older than another person: She married a man almost 40 years her senior (= almost 40 years older).
(Definition of senior from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"Senior" in Business English

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Senioradjective

uk   /ˈsiːniər/  us   /ˈsiːnjər/ ( UK abbreviation Snr, US abbreviation Sr.)
used after a man's name to refer to the older of two people in the same family who have the same name: John Brown Sr.

senioradjective

uk   us   /ˈsiːniər/
used to describe someone in a high rank, or in a higher rank in relation to others, in an organization: a senior manager senior government ministers a senior partnersenior to sb He's senior to the other members of staff.
[before noun] used to describe loans, bonds, etc. that will be paid back before other loans, etc. if the person borrowing the money gets into financial difficulty: There are $21.25 million senior bonds and $1.5 million subordinate bonds.

seniornoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsiːniər/
someone in a high rank, or in a higher rank in relation to others, in an organization: You'll need to impress your seniors if you wish to be offered a permanent position.
→  senior citizen : Admission: $6 adults; $4 seniors, students and children.
(Definition of Senior from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “senior”
in Korean 고위의, 나이가 많은, 졸업반의…
in Arabic أعْلى رْتَبة, أكْبَر سِنًّا, طالِب في السنة الأخيرة في المَدرسة الثانَوِيّة…
in Malaysian senior, pelajar tahun akhir…
in French aîné, supérieur, élève de terminale…
in Russian старший, вышестоящий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 年長的, (置於姓名後,表示同一家人中同名的兩人中的年長者)老,大…
in Italian superiore, che ha più anzianità, di alto livello dirigenziale…
in Turkish üst, kıdemli, yaşça büyük…
in Polish wysoki lub wyższy rangą, wyższego szczebla, starszy…
in Spanish de rango superior, mayor, de la tercera edad…
in Vietnamese người lớn tuổi hơn, người chức cao hơn, học sinh năm cuối trường trung học hoặc cao đẳng…
in Portuguese sênior, decano, superior hierárquico…
in Thai แก่ปีกว่าหรือยศสูงกว่า, นักศึกษาปีสุดท้ายในโรงเรียนหรือมหาวิทยาลัย…
in German der Senior, der Ältere, der Oberstufler…
in Catalan de rang superior, gran, de la tercera edat…
in Japanese (役職が)上位の, 上級の, 年上の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 年长的, (置于姓名后,表示同一家人中同名的两人中的年长者)老,大…
in Indonesian keadaan lebih tua, terakhir…
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