- 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.
Dad and junior.
- 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 juniorClassical Latin 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 of clothing for slight women and girls with high waistlines
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.