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:


I can't see why we can't toss in a Junior Walker or Wilson Pickett number in every once in a while.

-- Jose Carreras (Spanish Musician)

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

-- Sally Ride (American Astronaut)

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)

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)

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)

When I was a junior, boys were allowed to come visit me at the house. We could sit on the porch until about 8 o'clock at night; that's when it started getting dark. That was it.

-- Daisy Fuentes (Cuban Actress)

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)

It just meant a lot because it's something I've always wanted to do. I've always wanted to be a Senior National Champ. I was Junior National Champ in 2002, so now to be the senior champ is great.

-- Carly Patterson (American Athlete)

Uncle Junior is a criminal, which makes him a villain, so it makes people want to watch him. My whole life as an actor has been preparing for something like this.

-- Dominic Chianese (American Actor)

I just felt like reflecting on my junior year, when I didn't know what I was doing, I left a lot of stuff out there. Actually, I gained close to 700 yards more and I took myself out of a lot of games.

-- Marcus Allen (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 love playing Junior; he's so fun... Under it all, he's a good guy, just a little bit spoiled.

-- Ryan Sypek (American Actor)

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 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)

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 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)

I wore a woman's antique fur jacket to my high school junior prom.

-- Lance Loud (American Actor)

So in my junior year, I switched to the drama department.

-- James Earl Jones (American 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, 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

I mean, if somebody said to me, junior year of college, you can go anywhere, your old man's paying for it, I'd have been gone in a flash. But I had to work. Every summer my mother would say, 'Get that job and hold on to it until August 30.'

-- Chris Matthews (American Journalist)

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

-- Dominic Chianese (American Actor)

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 try to help developing junior chess. When I lived in USSR, I got a lot of free help from very good coaches - now I am trying to repay that debt.

-- Boris Spassky (Russian Celebrity)

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)

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)

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)

When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys.

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

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)

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)


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