sen-, sene-, seni-, sir- (Latin: old age, old, elder).
A feudal lord, especially in England (from Latin senior, "older").
1. Via Old French from Latin senatus, literally "assembly of elders", from senex "male elder" (source of English senile and senior).
2. The sole or upper law-making chamber of government in many countries or states, past and present.
An elected or appointed member of a senate.
To grow old.
1. The state of being old.
2. The process or condition of growing old.
Approaching an advanced age; growing old.
In literary contexts, the stock figure of an old man.
The killing of the old men of a tribe, etc.
1. An aged person; one who exhibits the weakness or diseases of old age.
2. Belonging to, suited for or incident to old age.
3. Forgetful, confused, or otherwise mentally less acute in later life.
4. Occurring in or believed to be characteristic of later life, especially the period after the age of 65 years.
A form of brain disorder marked by progressive and irreversible mental deterioration, memory loss, and disorientation; known to affect some people after the age of about 65 years.
The condition of being senile; old age or the mental and physical infirmity due to old age.
To make or become senile.
1. Older, elder; especially used after a person's name to denote the elder of two bearing the same name in a family; also (after a simple surname) the elder of two boys of the same surname in a school, etc.
2. A term for an elderly person, especially one who is past the age of retirement.
3. Someone ranking before others in virtue of longer service or tenure of a position; superior to others in standing.
1. The state or quality of being senior; priority by reason of birth, a superior age.
2. Priority or precedence in office or service; especially military.
3. Superiority in standing to another of equal rank by reason of earlier entrance into the service, or an earlier date of appointment.
The period of old age, especially its debility.
1. A change of vision in old people whereby myopia is corrected to normal vision.
2. Improvement in near vision of old people. It usually precedes the development of nuclear (nucleus membrane) cataract (opacity of the lens of the eye, its capsule, or both).
A form of sire, a respectful form of address for a king or lord; from Latin senior "older" through Old French and the source of English senior.
1. Originally, "sirly, sirlike", i.e., assuming "lordly airs".
2. Bad-tempered, unfriendly, rude, and somewhat threatening.