Definition of Junior

1. Noun. Term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male. "Look here, junior, it's none of your business"

Generic synonyms: Arriviste, Nouveau-riche, Parvenu, Upstart

2. Adjective. Younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service.

3. Noun. A third-year undergraduate.
Generic synonyms: Lowerclassman, Underclassman

4. Adjective. Used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college. "A third-year student"
Exact synonyms: Next-to-last, Third-year
Similar to: Intermediate

5. Noun. The younger of two persons. "She is two years my junior"
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul

6. Adjective. Including or intended for youthful persons. "Junior fashions"
Similar to: Immature, Young

7. Noun. A son who has the same first name as his father.
Exact synonyms: Jnr, Jr
Generic synonyms: Boy, Son

Definition of Junior

1. a. Less advanced in age than another; younger.

2. n. A younger person.

Definition of Junior

1. Adjective. (not comparable often preceded by a possessive adjective or a possessive form of a noun) Younger. ¹

2. Adjective. (not comparable) Of or pertaining to a third academic year in a four-year high school (eleventh grade) or university. ¹

3. Adjective. (comparable) Low in rank; having a subordinate role, job, or situation. ¹

4. Noun. A younger person. ¹

5. Noun. A third-year student at a high school or university. ¹

6. Noun. A name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation: Jr. ¹

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Definition of Junior

1. a person who is younger than another [n -S]

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Literary usage of Junior

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"That he is, and for nine years past has been, a confidential clerk in the employment of the said James D'Wolf, junior; that he was present at the ..."

2. Phi Delta Kappan by Phi Delta Kappa (1912)
"In only seven (7) states were students forced to go to junior college rather ... Even in these seven states, 72.08% of those junior college graduates who ..."

3. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education by National Society for the Study of Education (1916)
"pushed the junior high school because of some other scheme of organization which they thought better suited to the schools of their state. ..."

4. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1921)
"While there has been a large amount of printed matter devoted to the junior high school, much of this has appeared only in the educational magazines and is ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1909)
"But it •MUS hard to stand by and see the changes in the junior Partner go on. ... There could be no doubt about it : the junior Partner was growing! ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Sei Am S 81: 376-7 Je 10 '16 junior colleges junior college. AF Lange. Nat Educ Asan 1916:119-24 junior college and the universities. HR Brush. ..."

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