What does junior mean?

Definitions for juniorˈdʒun yər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word junior.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. junior(noun)

    term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male

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

  2. junior(noun)

    a third-year undergraduate

  3. junior(noun)

    the younger of two persons

    "she is two years my junior"

  4. Junior, Jr, Jnr(adj)

    a son who has the same first name as his father

  5. junior(adj)

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

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

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

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

  7. junior(adj)

    including or intended for youthful persons

    "a junior sports league"; "junior fashions"


  1. Junior(a.)

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

  2. Junior(a.)

    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..

  3. Origin: [L. contr. fr. juvenior, compar. of juvenis young. See Juvenile.]


  1. junior(Noun)

    A younger person.

    four years his junior

  2. junior(Noun)

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

  3. junior(Noun)

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

  4. junior(Adjective)


  5. junior(Adjective)

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

  6. junior(Adjective)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Junior(adj)

    less advanced in age than another; younger

  2. Junior(adj)

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

  3. Junior(adj)

    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. Junior(noun)

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

  5. Junior(noun)

    a younger person

  6. Junior(noun)

    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. Origin: [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.]

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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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Billy Madison:

    Billy T-T-T-T-Today, Junior

  2. Reverend Downs:

    Tell him I want to see him at junior church.

  3. Richard Cherry LaBourene:

    I hear you are going to protect me, my junior secret service agent. I love it.

  4. Chung Sun-sup:

    The promotion of young executives should pave the way for the future of the junior Chung.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    Hi, Richard, i hear you are going to protect me, my junior secret service agent. I love it.

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