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junior

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adjective ju·nior \ˈjün-yər\

Definition of junior

  1. 1a :  less advanced in age :  younger —used chiefly to distinguish a son with the same given name as his fatherb (1) :  youthful (2) :  designed for young people and especially adolescentsc :  of more recent date and therefore inferior or subordinate a junior lien

  2. 2 :  of or relating to juniors or the class of juniors at an educational institution the junior prom

  3. 3a :  lower in standing or rank junior partnersb :  duplicating or suggesting on a smaller scale something typically large or powerful a junior gale

Examples of junior in a Sentence

  1. She is a junior partner in the law firm.

  2. junior advisers to the governor

Origin and Etymology of junior

Middle English, from Latin, comparative of juvenis young — more at young


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junior

noun ju·nior

Definition of junior

  1. 1a (1) :  a person who is younger than another a man six years my junior (2) :  a male child :  son (3) :  a young personb :  a clothing size for women and girls with slight figures

  2. 2a :  a student in the next-to-the-last year before graduating from an educational institutionb :  a person holding a lower position in a hierarchy of ranks

  3. 3 capitalized :  a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in the third through sixth grades in school

Examples of junior in a Sentence

  1. They are my juniors in rank.

  2. She's a junior at the state college.

Origin and Etymology of junior

Latin, noun & adjective



JUNIOR Defined for English Language Learners

junior

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adjective

Definition of junior for English Language Learners

  • : younger in age

  • : lower in standing or rank

  • : designed for or done by young people

junior

noun

Definition of junior for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is younger than another person

  • : a person who is of a lower rank than another person

  • : a student in the third of four years in a high school or college


JUNIOR Defined for Kids

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junior

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adjective ju·nior \ˈjün-yər\

Definition of junior for Students

  1. 1 :  being younger —used to distinguish a son from a father with the same name John Doe, Junior

  2. 2 :  lower in rank a junior associate

  3. 3 :  of or relating to students in the next-to-last year at a high school, college, or university the junior class


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junior

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noun ju·nior

Definition of junior for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who is younger or lower in rank than another He is two years my junior.

  2. 2 :  a student in the next-to-last year at a high school, college, or university


Law Dictionary

junior

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adjective ju·nior \ˈjü-nyər\

Legal Definition of junior

  1. :  of lower standing or rank a junior lienholder



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