Junior definitions

jo͝on'yər
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.

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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.

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Used to distinguish a son from his father when they have the same given name.
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Intended for or including youthful persons.

A junior sports league.

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Lower in rank or shorter in length of tenure.

A junior officer; the junior senator.

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Of, for, or constituting students in the third year of a US high school or college.

The junior class.

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Lesser in scale than the usual.
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A person who is younger than another.

A sister four years my junior.

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A person lesser in rank or time of participation or service; subordinate.
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A student in the third year of a US high school or college.
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A class of clothing sizes for girls and slender women.
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The younger.
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Of more recent position or lower status.

A junior partner, a junior lien.

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Of later date.
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Made up of younger members.
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Of or for juniors in a high school or college.
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A younger person.
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A person of lower standing or rank.
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A student in the next-to-last year of college or the eleventh grade in high school.
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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.
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(not comparable, often preceded by a possessive adjective or a possessive form of a noun) Younger.
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(not comparable) Of or pertaining to a third academic year in a four-year high school (eleventh grade) or university.
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(comparable) Low in rank; having a subordinate role, job, or situation.
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Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
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A younger person.

Four years his junior.

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A third-year student at a high school or university.
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A name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation: Jr.
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Origin of junior

Middle English from Latin iūnior comparative of iuvenis young yeu- in Indo-European roots