Definitions for: Junior


[n] the younger of two men
[n] a third-year undergraduate
[n] a son who has the same first name as his father
[n] term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male; "look here, junior, it's none of your business"
[adj] including or intended for youthful persons; "a junior sports league"; "junior fashions"
[adj] younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service



Webster (1913) Definition: Jun"ior, a. [L. contr. fr. juvenior, compar. of juvenis
young. See Juvenile.]
1. Less advanced in age than another; younger.

Note: Junior is applied to distinguish the younger of two
persons bearing the same name in the same family, and
is opposed to senior or elder. Commonly applied to a
son who has the same Christian name as his father.

2. Lower in standing or in rank; later in office; as, a
junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain.

3. Composed of juniors, whether younger or a lower standing;
as, the junior class; of or pertaining to juniors or to a
junior class. See Junior, n., 2.

4. Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.

Our first studies and junior endeavors. -- Sir T.
Browne.


Jun"ior, n.
1. A younger person.

His junior she, by thirty years. -- Byron.

2. Hence: One of a lower or later standing; specifically, in
American colleges, one in the third year of his course,
one in the fourth or final year being designated a senior;
in some seminaries, one in the first year, in others, one
in the second year, of a three years' course.

Synonyms: immature, inferior, Jnr, Jr, jr., junior-grade, lower, lower-ranking, lowly, minor(ip), petty(a), secondary, subaltern, subordinate, young, younger

Antonyms: senior

See Also: adult male, boy, lowerclassman, man, nouveau-riche, parvenu, son, underclassman, upstart

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Famous Quotes Containing Junior:


The high point of my entire junior high school career was going backstage to meet George Harrison. I was simply awestruck.

-- Lorna Luft (American Actress)

There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team, marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time. And I would spend time with the computer club after school. And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high, but I let that go.

-- Rainn Wilson (American Actor)

I didn't figure out the makeup or cute hair or clothes until oh, maybe my junior year of high school.

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

We raised almost 2 million dollars at the last golf tournament that can be used for minority scholarships and Junior Golf programs. The payoff for the work we do is so much more valuable than the work we actually do for it.

-- Darius Rucker (American Musician)

And that's another piece of advice I'll give junior writers; when you get to the point where they take you to lunch, let the editor suggest where to go.

-- Jerry Pournelle (American Journalist)

And it was where I learned how to play tennis and eventually became captain of the tennis team at the school and was on the Junior Davis Cup in New York City.

-- Sanford I. Weill (American Businessman)

The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.

-- James W. Fulbright (American Politician)

Yeah, we held a junior carp tournament on the St. Lawrence River in New York last August. I hosted that along with a couple of other people.

-- Tom Felton (English Actor)

Because I gave myself - I left school after the second semester of my junior year to pursue a career in music. and I gave myself five years to make it and I made it in three.

-- Ruben Studdard (American Musician)

Small science, which includes most research in the life sciences all over the world, is science directed usually by an individual senior scientist and a small team of junior associates, perhaps three, ten, fifteen, something in that order.

-- Daniel Nathans (American Scientist)

I don't like the way Uncle Junior dresses. He loves it.

-- Dominic Chianese (American Actor)

I actually built a tiny computer as a junior high school project.

-- Mitch Kapor (American Businessman)

My experience with the Junior League, when I worked in Philadelphia for four years in reference to children's things, is that whenever they were asked they responded. They always responded with sincerity, and they did a good job.

-- C. Everett Koop (American Public Servant)

The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.

-- J. William Fulbright (American Politician)

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.

-- Dominic Chianese (American Actor)

Wednesday a junior came to me, and told me I was to be hazed as I left the Opera House Friday night.

-- Richard H. Davis ( -)

My junior high was dreadful. I see a lot of my fellow alumni on America's Most Wanted.

-- Yancy Butler (American Actress)

I think Junior is certainly a science fiction premise as is Twins, as is Dave, beyond Ghostbusters.

-- Ivan Reitman (Canadian Actor)

Girls started noticing me a little bit more in senior year, and junior year, and that was weird.

-- Shane West (American Actor)

In junior high school, I was an object of pure ridicule for my dress, withdrawal, and asocial manner. Dozens of times, I saw individuals laugh and smile more in ten to fifteen minutes than I did in all my life up to then.

-- Arthur Bremer (American Criminal)

But even in elementary school and junior high, I was very interested in space and in the space program.

-- Sally Ride (American Astronaut)

I attended a very small junior high and specially in the end that became a disaster. The principal was pretty senile and a drunk, so the children more or less runned the school.

-- Jonathan Brandis (American Actor)

Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt.

-- Peter Agre (American Scientist)

I look forward to the day that a lot of the folks that you all talk about and cover on this network will begin to market products for these families and for these kids coming out of junior high school and high school all across the country.

-- Harold Ford (American Politician)

They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time.

-- Oscar Robertson (American Athlete)

I sang in church choir all my life, through elementary school, junior high and high school.

-- Kevin Richardson (American Musician)

Everywhere you look, there is a charity or a project in school to get involved in. In eighth grade, there was this program called CJSF, California Junior Scholarship Foundation. We were involved in soup kitchens and toy drives, and your school can set up something like that. If your school doesn't have a program like that, set one up.

-- Lindsey Shaw (American Actress)

I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that's where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school.

-- Chad Smith (American Musician)

What I remember most about junior homecoming was my date getting sick afterwards. That kinda sucked. Then, senior year, someone got gum in her hair when we were dancing. She had to get one of the chaperones to take her to the office and cut up her hair. I felt really bad for her, but it worked out fine.

-- James Lafferty (American Actor)

We are already expected to be the goodie two shoes. I went through that during my junior high schools where I wasn't allowed to watch television. I wasn't allowed to listen to the radio.

-- Nick Cannon (American Musician)

In junior high, I sang in madrigals, men's' and women's' choir. I played piano too, but then I got out of it.

-- Travis Barker (American Musician)

James was my given name, but I was a junior; so I was Jamie as a kid.

-- James Denton (American Actor)

In school I was pretty quiet. Kinda shy until my junior year. But at home I was a freak.

-- Dane Cook (American Comedian)

When I was a junior camp counselor and it was my job to tell the campers a bedtime story or devotional, I would tell them a rapture story.

-- Jerry B. Jenkins (American Novelist)

And during my college, at the end of the junior year I worked in a mine.

-- Rube Goldberg (American Cartoonist)


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