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Meaning of JUNIOR

Pronunciation:  'joonyur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the younger of two men
  2. [n]  a third-year undergraduate
  3. [n]  a son who has the same first name as his father
  4. [n]  term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male; "look here, junior, it's none of your business"
  5. [adj]  including or intended for youthful persons; "a junior sports league"; "junior fashions"
  6. [adj]  younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

JUNIOR is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
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