Definitions for Junior
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Junior.
term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male
"look here, junior, it's none of your business"
a third-year undergraduate
the younger of two persons
"she is two years my junior"
Junior, Jr, Jnradjective
a son who has the same first name as his father
younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service
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"
including or intended for youthful persons
"a junior sports league"; "junior fashions"
Less advanced in age than another; younger. Abbreviated Jr.
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..
A younger person.
four years his junior
A third-year student at a high school or university.
A name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation: Jr.
Of or pertaining to a third academic year in a four-year high school (eleventh grade) or university.
Low in rank; having a subordinate role, job, or situation.
Etymology: From junior, contr. of juvenior, compar. of iuvenis; see juvenile.
Leovegildo Lins da Gama Júnior (born 29 June 1954), also known as Léo Júnior or simply Júnior, is a Brazilian football pundit and retired footballer who played as a left back or midfielder. He was nicknamed "capacete" ("helmet", in Portuguese) because of his afro hairstyle. He was named by Pelé as one of the top 125 greatest living footballers in March 2004. Junior now works as a television pundit for Rede Globo.
Junior, as an English word, has several uses, but generally refers to someone who is younger or less experienced than another person. It can be used as a suffix for a child who bears the exact same name as their parent, or as an adjective in a work environment to denote someone who is lower in rank or seniority. It can also be used to refer to the earlier years in a sequence such as in school grades or in sports team divisions.
less advanced in age than another; younger
lower in standing or in rank; later in office; as, a junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain
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
belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life
a younger person
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
Etymology: [L. contr. fr. juvenior, compar. of juvenis young. See Juvenile.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
One having a lower rank. When the grade is the same, the one having the more recent commission or warrant.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Junior is ranked #14038 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Junior surname appeared 2,146 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Junior.
54.4% or 1,168 total occurrences were Black.
33% or 709 total occurrences were White.
7.6% or 165 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.8% or 60 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.2% or 26 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.8% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Junior' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3512
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Junior' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4465
Rank popularity for the word 'Junior' in Adjectives Frequency: #474
The numerical value of Junior in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Junior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The promotion of young executives should pave the way for the future of the junior Chung.
A student is not a professional athlete. ... He is not a little politician or junior senator looking for angles ... an amateur promoter, a glad-hander, embryo Rotarian, caf-society leader, quiz kid or man about town. A student is a person who is learning to fulfill his powers and to find ways of using them in the service of mankind.
The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.
We're seeing that our junior enlisted, because they're married, have to go on food stamps or [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] and I think that's a travesty, i hope in the next Congress I can be part of the team and work with [House Armed Services Committee ranking member] Mike Rogers to build that consensus. We have to adjust our enlisted pay because if pay is not keeping up with our junior ranks they're going to get out right away or just not get in.
Sadako would ask us, "What is junior high like?" or "Is English class hard?" Since we knew she would never see the inside of the junior high school, it was painful to answer her. All we could do was try to ease her feelings by saying things like, "Junior high--what a bore," and "Elementary school was better.
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- junior, jeuneFrench
- 後輩, 年下Japanese
- 연소 한, 후배, 後輩Korean
- [[mais]] [[novo]]/[[jovem]], júniorPortuguese
- trẻ emVietnamese
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