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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