From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishseniorsenior1 ●●● W2 adjective 1 HIGH POSITION OR RANKhaving a higher position, level, or rank → junior the senior Democrat on the House committee White men hold most of the jobs in senior management. the senior partner in a law firmsenior to He is also a diplomat, but senior to me.2 [only before noun] British EnglishOLD/NOT YOUNG a senior competition is for older people or for people at a more advanced level I won the 60-metre race, my first senior success.COLLOCATIONSnounssenior managementWithin the week senior management approved her proposal.senior staffSome senior staff criticized the headteacher's behaviour.a senior managerShe's now a senior manager for a large toy company.a senior executive (=in a company)All the company's senior executives get large bonuses.a senior official (=in an organization)a meeting of senior government officialsa senior officer (=in the police or military)Inspector Wild is the senior officer in charge of the investigation.a senior partner (=in a law firm etc)He was a senior partner in a prestigious Canadian law firm.a senior memberThe president announced a reshuffle involving several senior members of his Cabinet.
Examples from the Corpussenior• He's a senior executive at Volkswagen.• The Organization Man of the fifties was promoted to senior executive in the sixties and seventies.• Its steering group consists of very senior figures from education and business.• one of the country's most senior judges• a job in senior management• The move caught top military officers and senior members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees by surprise.• Most remarkable was the language used by some senior members of the judiciary.• The senior members remained in Shelley and Kirkburton but a new branch was now established further south.• Mr. Swenson is the senior partner in his law firm.• A rectangular conference table and four chairs, of a type provided for senior public servants, stood between the tall windows.• That left him with one explanation for the rarity of polygamy in sparrows: The senior wives do not stand for it.senior management• But they questioned the seriousness of the families and senior management.• He cites a very senior management accounting role in a large international bank, requiring exceptional management accounting experience.• The final step is to submit the proposal to senior management for a decision on its acceptability.• Specific changes were determined primarily by the head and senior management team and only latterly by the rest of the staff.• As a result of the review we have established a new senior management team headed by Liam Swords as Chief Executive.• My senior management team is important to me and I learn a lot from them.• Women account for only one in four junior managers and at senior management this drops to one or two per hundred.seniorsenior2 ●○○ noun [countable] 1 American EnglishSESSEC a student in their last year of high school or university → freshman, junior, sophomore Jen will be a senior this year.2 OLD/NOT YOUNG especially American English a senior citizen Seniors can get a 10% discount.3 → be two/five/ten etc years somebody’s senior4 British English an adult or a person who has reached an advanced level in a particular sport → junior Juniors and seniors train together on Wednesdays.
Examples from the Corpussenior• I took French when I was a senior.• Rossmoor was designed as a housing development for active seniors.• The age-oriented community was conceived as a combination housing development and amusement park for active seniors.• The entire senior class took a trip to Disneyworld.• The nature walk is $ 9 for adults, $ 7 for seniors and kids 5 to 11.• My senior had not been a Humber.• I can't believe that Cari is a high school senior already.• And most of the seniors had not welcomed the appointment.SeniorSe·ni·or /ˈsiːniə $ -ər/ (written abbreviation Sr. American English, Snr British English) OLD/NOT YOUNGused after the name of a man who has the same name as his son → Junior John J. Wallace, Sr.From Longman Business DictionarySeniorSe‧ni‧or /ˈsiːniə-ər/, written abbreviation Snr. American English, Snr British English used after a man’s name to show that he is the older of two men with the same name and from the same familyJohn Walker, Snr.seniorsenior1 adjective1having a high position in an organization, company etca panel ofsenior corporateexecutivesHe has held severalsenior management positions.Previously, he had been a senior partner (=the more important person in a business partnership) in a law firm.senior toStaff senior to the area supervisor play an active part in shaping the standards to be set.2[only before a noun]FINANCE senior lenders, SHAREHOLDERs etc have to be paid before other lenders etc if the borrower gets into financial difficultyOnly after senior creditors were paid in full would ordinary shareholders get some cash.The group has agreed a plan with its senior lenders to restructure its credit facilities.3[only before a noun]FINANCE a company’s senior shares, bonds etc are considered to be more valuable because investors owning them will be paid before those owning ordinary shares, bonds etc. Those with senior shares etc will also be paid a larger percentage of what they are owed if the company gets into financial difficultyHalf of the purchase price was paid in cash and the balance insenior stock.seniorsenior2 noun [countable] JOBsomeone who has a higher rank than others in an organization or professionHe found it difficult to interest his seniors in the venture.Origin senior1 (1300-1400) Latin “older”, from senex “old”