Definitions for juvenileˈdʒu və nl, -ˌnaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ju•ve•nileˈdʒu və nl, -ˌnaɪl(adj.)

  1. of, characteristic of, or suitable for children or young people:

    juvenile interests; juvenile books.

  2. young; youthful.

  3. immature; childish:

    juvenile tantrums.

  4. (n.)a young person; youth.

  5. a youthful male or female theatrical role. an actor or actress who plays such parts.

    Category: Showbiz

  6. a book for children.

  7. a young bird when first fully feathered and before reaching maturity.

    Category: Ornithology

  8. a two-year-old racehorse.

Origin of juvenile:

1615–25; < L juvenīlis of a youth, youthful =juven(is) young +-īlis -ile2


Princeton's WordNet

  1. juvenile, juvenile person(adj)

    a young person, not fully developed

  2. juvenile(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people

    "juvenile diabetes"; "juvenile fashions"

  3. adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile(adj)

    displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

    "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"


  1. juvenile(Noun)

    a prepubescent child

  2. juvenile(Noun)

    a person not legally of age, or who is younger than may be charged with an offence

  3. juvenile(Noun)

    an animal that is not sexually mature

  4. juvenile(Noun)

    an actor playing a child's role

  5. juvenile(Adjective)

    young; not fully developed

  6. juvenile(Adjective)

    characteristic of youth or immaturity; childish

  7. Origin: iuvenilis, from iuvenis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Juvenile(adj)

    young; youthful; as, a juvenile appearance

  2. Juvenile(adj)

    of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports

  3. Juvenile(noun)

    a young person or youth; -- used sportively or familiarly


  1. Juvenile

    Terius Gray, better known by his stage name Juvenile, is an American rapper, He is also a former member of hip-hop group the Hot Boys. At the age of 19, he began recording raps, releasing his debut album Being Myself in 1995. He became popular when his 1999 single "Back That Thang Up" was released. In 2003, he returned to Cash Money to record Juve the Great, spawning the number-one hit "Slow Motion". Following this album he again left Cash Money, and in 2006 he was signed to Atlantic Records. He released Reality Check under that label. He released his eighth studio album, titled Cocky & Confident, on December 1, 2009. He released his ninth studio album, titled Beast Mode, on July 6, 2010.

Translations for juvenile

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(also noun) (a person who is) young or youthful

She will not be sent to prison; – she is still a juvenile; juvenile offenders.

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