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 for senior
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. Belonging to the final year of the regular course in
        American colleges, or in professional schools.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Senior \Sen"ior\, n.
     1. A person who is older than another; one more advanced in
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     2. One older in office, or whose entrance upon office was
        anterior to that of another; one prior in grade.
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     3. An aged person; an older. --Dryden.
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              Each village senior paused to scan,
              And speak the lovely caravan.         --Emerson.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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),
      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, senior]
      n 1: an undergraduate student during the year preceding
      2: a person who is older than you are [syn: elder, senior]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  117 Moby Thesaurus words for "senior":
     A per se, absolute, ace, ancient, antecedent, anterior,
     anticipatory, ascendant, authoritarian, authoritative, authorized,
     autocratic, better, boss, brass hat, cadet, champion, chief,
     ci-devant, clothed with authority, commander, commanding,
     competent, consequential, considerable, controlling, dean,
     dominant, doyen, doyenne, duly constituted, earlier, early, elder,
     eldest, eminent, empowered, ex officio, father, first, first-born,
     firstling, fore, foregoing, former, freshman, fugleman, genius,
     golden-ager, governing, great, head, hegemonic, hegemonistic,
     high priest, higher-up, imperative, important, important person,
     influential, junior, kingfish, kingpin, laureate, leader, leading,
     major, master, midshipman, mighty, momentous, monocratic,
     nonpareil, official, old-timer, older, oldest, paragon, personage,
     plebe, potent, powerful, preceding, precurrent, preeminent,
     preexistent, prestigious, previous, prime, primogenitary,
     principal, prior, prodigy, prominent, puissant, ranking, ruler,
     ruling, senior citizen, sire, soph, sophomore, star, substantial,
     superior, superman, superstar, supreme, the greatest, the most,
     top dog, totalitarian, undergrad, undergraduate, upperclassman,
     virtuoso, weighty

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SENIOR. The elder. This addition is sometimes made to a man's name, when two 
  persons bear the same, in order to distinguish them. In practice when 
  nothing is mentioned, the senior is intended. 3 Miss. R. 59. See Junior. 

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