Does it make sense to say someone is your senior, such as a sibling?

I'm writing an essay about myself and was wondering whether or not it is a correct usage of the word.

  • It's fine to use the word senior with reference to anyone older in comparison. In the present example, the usual expression to use is 'senior to' as in "My brother B is senior to (elder to/ older than) me." – Kris Sep 3 '14 at 11:22
  • ODO: senior 1 Of a more advanced age: he is 20 years senior to Leonard oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/senior – Kris Sep 3 '14 at 11:24

Senior normally refers to someone who is higher in 'rank' than you, such as a manager at work. Elder is usually used when referring to someone older than you, e.g.

He is my elder brother

He is my eldest brother


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