Dad and junior.
- Junior is a description for a son with the exact same name as his father, or a person of lower status.
- An example of junior used to describe someone is name of a man named Edward James Finch Jr. whose father is also named Edward James Finch.
- An example of junior used as an adjective is in the phrase "junior secretary," which means a secretary who works for a senior secretary.
- The definition of a junior is a person of younger age or status, or a person in his or her third year of college or high school.
- An example of a junior is a 15 year old as compared to a 60 year old.
- An example of a junior is a person who will be a senior in high school next year.
- the younger: written Jr. after the name of a son who bears exactly the same name as his father
- of more recent position or lower status: a junior partner, a junior lien
- of later date
- made up of younger members
- ⌂ of or for juniors in a high school or college
Origin of juniorL, contr. of juvenior, comparative of juvenis, young
- a younger person
- a person of lower standing or rank
- ⌂ a student in the next-to-last year of college or the eleventh grade in high school
- ⌂ a size and style of clothing designed for teens and young women, cut to fit smaller in the bust and hips than regular women's clothing
be someone's junior
to be younger than someone
- Abbr. Jr. Used to distinguish a son from his father when they have the same given name.
- Intended for or including youthful persons: a junior sports league.
- Lower in rank or shorter in length of tenure: a junior officer; the junior senator.
- Of, for, or constituting students in the third year of a US high school or college: the junior class.
- Lesser in scale than the usual.
- A person who is younger than another: a sister four years my junior.
- A person lesser in rank or time of participation or service; subordinate.
- A student in the third year of a US high school or college.
- A class of clothing sizes for girls and slender women. Also called junior miss.
Origin of juniorMiddle English, from Latin iūnior, comparative of iuvenis, young; see yeu- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more junior, superlative most juni)
- (not comparable, often preceded by a possessive adjective or a possessive form of a noun) Younger.
- (not comparable) Of or pertaining to a third academic year in a four-year high school (eleventh grade) or university.
- (comparable) Low in rank; having a subordinate role, job, or situation.
- Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
- A younger person.
- four years his junior
- A third-year student at a high school or university.
- A name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation: Jr.