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:


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)

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

-- Shane West (American Actor)

While at Cal Tech I talked a lot with Jon Mathews, then a junior faculty member; he taught me how to use the Institute's computer; we also went on hikes together.

-- Kenneth G. Wilson (American Scientist)

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

-- Yancy Butler (American Actress)

My mom and dad met at UCLA when he as a captain in the Air Force and she was in her junior year.

-- Tracy Austin (American Athlete)

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 think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone. In junior high school the counselor suggested that I focus on wood shop and metal shop.

-- Christopher Darden (American Lawyer)

We would take a little bit of money out of a huge increase in ballistic missile defense and put it in a place where it will do a lot of good, namely, in targeted pay increases to our enlisted personnel, particularly our NCOs and our junior warrant officers.

-- John Spratt (American Politician)

I have spent time discussing the American political system and current events in Taiwan with the junior diplomats, and they have repeatedly expressed their country's desire to avoid confrontation with China.

-- Michael K. Simpson (American Politician)

I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year, transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years, and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961.

-- Sue Grafton (American Novelist)

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

-- Dane Cook (American Comedian)

It wasn't a secret that I was gay. I'd come out to my parents during my junior year of high school, on the day that I also wrecked the family car.

-- Mary Cheney (American Celebrity)

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)

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)

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)

So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me.

-- Dustin Hoffman (American Actor)

People out there maybe know who Junior Parker is and some of those Sun Records blues guys.

-- Brian Setzer (American Musician)

I don't think I really know just how cool Satan really was when I was in Junior High School. Now, thanks to Marilyn Manson, it's no longer a secret.

-- Jim Coleman (American Actor)

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)

I dropped out of college my junior year to do Saturday Night Live, and I didn't even consult my parents. They were very supportive because they had no choice.

-- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (American Actress)

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

-- Kevin Richardson (American Musician)

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

-- Sally Ride (American Astronaut)

I acted in junior high in the junior high school group, and then when I got into senior high I was, you know, the main actor of the senior high school.

-- Richard Foreman ( Playwright)

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)

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 maybe only 13 or 14 when I started to play junior tournaments.

-- Jana Novotna (Czechoslovakian Athlete)

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

-- Rube Goldberg (American Cartoonist)

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)

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

-- Dominic Chianese (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)

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

-- James Denton (American Actor)

I have to say I've worked very few days of my life. I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school, I worked at a concession stand at a stadium.

-- Steve Nash (Canadian Athlete)

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)

I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition.

-- Jim Brown (American Athlete)

My mom and I have always been really close. She's always been the friend that was always there. There were times when, in middle school and junior high, I didn't have a lot of friends. But my mom was always my friend. Always.

-- Taylor Swift (American Musician)


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