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:


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)

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

-- Ivan Reitman (Canadian Actor)

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)

Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior.

-- Georg Brandes (Danish Critic)

I'm talking like 10, 12 years old. Either junior brings Mom and Pop or Mom and Pop bring the kids. I'm talking young here, not a college drinking crowd.

-- George Thorogood (American Musician)

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

-- Kevin Richardson (American Musician)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

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)

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)

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

-- Rube Goldberg (American Cartoonist)

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)

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)

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

-- Sally Ride (American Astronaut)

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

-- James Denton (American Actor)

It occurred to me in my junior year of high school. I got my first letter from a big college. I still have that letter to this day - a letter from Indiana.

-- Bo Jackson (American Athlete)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

I have a hard time watching the shows now. It is like opening up a yearbook when you were in junior high. I think everybody looks back at their photos and cringe, and I get to experience it with everybody else in the world looking at mine.

-- Mark-Paul Gosselaar ( -)

What was really funny is that as I got older all those guys who called me a sissy in junior high school wanted me to be their best friend because they wanted to meet all the girls that I knew in figure skating.

-- Scott Hamilton ( Athlete)

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)

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

-- Mitch Kapor (American Businessman)

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 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)

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)


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