What does Junior mean?

Definitions for Junior
ˈdʒun yərJu·nior

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. juniornoun

    term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male

    "look here, junior, it's none of your business"

  2. juniornoun

    a third-year undergraduate

  3. juniornoun

    the younger of two persons

    "she is two years my junior"

  4. Junior, Jr, Jnradjective

    a son who has the same first name as his father

  5. junioradjective

    younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

  6. junior(a), third-year, next-to-lastadjective

    used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college

    "the junior class"; "a third-year student"

  7. junioradjective

    including or intended for youthful persons

    "a junior sports league"; "junior fashions"


  1. Junioradjective

    Less advanced in age than another; younger. Abbreviated Jr.

  2. Junioradjective

    of or relating to the third year of a four-year term; -- used of the third or next to final year in a U. S. high school or college. See junior, n..


  1. juniornoun

    A younger person.

    four years his junior

  2. juniornoun

    A third-year student at a high school or university.

  3. juniornoun

    A name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation: Jr.

  4. junioradjective


  5. junioradjective

    Of or pertaining to a third academic year in a four-year high school (eleventh grade) or university.

  6. junioradjective

    Low in rank; having a subordinate role, job, or situation.

  7. Etymology: From junior, contr. of juvenior, compar. of iuvenis; see juvenile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Junioradjective

    less advanced in age than another; younger

  2. Junioradjective

    lower in standing or in rank; later in office; as, a junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain

  3. Junioradjective

    composed of juniors, whether younger or a lower standing; as, the junior class; of or pertaining to juniors or to a junior class. See Junior, n., 2

  4. Juniornoun

    belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life

  5. Juniornoun

    a younger person

  6. Juniornoun

    hence: One of a lower or later standing; specifically, in American colleges, one in the third year of his course, one in the fourth or final year being designated a senior; in some seminaries, one in the first year, in others, one in the second year, of a three years' course

  7. Etymology: [L. contr. fr. juvenior, compar. of juvenis young. See Juvenile.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Junior

    jōōn′yur, adj. younger: less advanced.—n. one younger or less advanced.—ns. Junior′ity, Jun′iorship; Jun′ior-right, borough-English (q.v.).—Junior optime, a third-class honours man at Cambridge, next to Wranglers and Senior Optimes; Junior soph, an undergraduate of the second year at Cambridge. [Contr. of L. juvenior, younger—juvenis, young.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. junior

    One having a lower rank. When the grade is the same, the one having the more recent commission or warrant.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Junior' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3512

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Junior' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4465

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Junior' in Adjectives Frequency: #474

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Junior in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Junior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Junior in a Sentence

  1. But Stratton:

    It was very difficult for him to ask his father permission to leave [the lifestyle], his father wasn’t happy about it. In the tape, you can see his father basically ripping through Junior. ‘Where’s your dignity? Where’s your manhood?’ But then he changes at a certain point. He becomes a father, instead of the godfather and the boss of the Gambino family. He understand that the life he led can go one or two ways. You die in prison or you die on the street.

  2. Matthew Pottinger:

    It's a worthy objective to try to drive a wedge between Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, but at this point they're basically Siamese twins, you're not going to be able to pull those guys apart. This is a ten-year effort to stitch themselves to one another—driven primarily by Xi Jinping personally—to make Vladimir Putin his junior partner in a new axis.

  3. Pete Docter:

    This film was really born from watching our kids grow up which is not easy, anyone out there who is in junior high, high school, working it out, suffering, there are days you are going to feel sad, you are going to feel angry, that's nothing you can choose. But you can make stuff - make films, draw, write, it will make a world of difference.

  4. Gilles Muller:

    You have to mix it up, you can't give these guys too many targets, but I use it a couple of times a game, maybe more. Back in 2001 when I was reached the junior final the courts were really fast. The bounce is still low, but it's slow too.

  5. Soeren Stache/dpa via AP:

    It is all correct, reimann senior and Reimann junior were guilty ... they belonged in jail.

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