The definition of juvenile is something having to do with children or young people.adjective
- An example of juvenile is a detention center for criminals under 18.
- An example of juvenile is a game that is intended for young kids.
Juvenile is defined as someone who is still a child.noun
An example of juvenile is a ten year old girl.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- young or youthful
- immature or childish
- of, characteristic of, or suitable for children or young persons
- Geol. emanating from the interior of the earth for the first time: said of gas, water, etc.
Origin: L juvenilis < juvenis, young
- a young person; child or youth
- an actor who plays youthful roles
- ☆ a book for young people
- a two-year-old race horse
- Biol. a young plant or animal differing variously in form, features, etc. from the adult
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- Not fully grown or developed; young.
- Of, relating to, characteristic of, intended for, or appropriate for children or young people: juvenile fashions.
- Marked by immaturity; childish: juvenile behavior. See Synonyms at young.
- a. A young person; a child.b. A young animal that has not reached sexual maturity.
- An actor who plays roles of children or young persons.
- A children's book.
Origin: Latin iuvenīlis, from iuvenis, young; see yeu- in Indo-European roots.
- juˈve·nileˌly adverb
- juˈve·nileˌness noun