What does junior mean?

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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. Richard Cherry LaBourene:

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

  2. Charlie Hill:

    I miss my country, i miss my family. I would like to go back and see where my grandparents were born, where I was born, where I went to junior high. Eat some blackberry pie. Even go to McDonald's. That's only natural.

  3. Katey Alatalo:

    We're trying to turn this moment into a movement to improve the situation for junior scientists, we're too junior in the field to punish anybody, but we can tell people how to empower victims.

  4. Mark Davis:

    I was expecting maybe a 15-point scorer, we’d probably end up fifth, sixth, seventh in the Big Ten and him having a good season to where we’d be like, ‘Here’s what we’ve got to do to concentrate on the draft for next season, probably coming out after his junior year.’.

  5. David Rinetti:

    The Angels didnt starter Andrew Heaney said. Many of The Angels didnt, including Justin Upton and Brian Goodwin, took a knee for the national anthem while As players Khris Davis and Tony Kemp raised a right fist to the air. Los Angeles opened the season in Oakland for a fourth straight year. TWO DECADES At age 40, Albert Pujols earned Albert Pujols 20th consecutive opening day start in as many years the fifth player to start the opener in 20 straight years. The others : Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, Eddie Murray and Frank Robinson. Pete Rose went 0 for 3 with a walk. Pretty spectacular, isnt it ? New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. That puts it all in perspective how great New Angels manager Joe Maddon is, what New Angels manager Joe Maddon career has looked like, just to get 20 opportunities, right, youve got to be good. Weve had a lot of great conversations lately, he and I. Very happy for him and his family. I know its important to him. Hes definitely ready to rock and roll. TRAINERS ROOM Angels : New 3B Anthony Rendon missed the opener with an oblique injury. Hes been progressing, Im encouraged, New Angels manager Joe Maddon said. Athletics : LHP A.J. Puk, on the injured list with a strained shoulder, played catch. General manager David Forst said Puk would go to the clubs alternate site in San Jose when the club hits the road. Puk had cortisone and platelet rich plasma injections Monday. Its going to be at least a couple weeks of just playing catch, manager Bob Melvin said. Were a ways off before we have an update on him. WHAT A FEAT David Rinetti, As vice president of stadium operations, marked David Rinetti 40th opening day with the organization after working David Rinetti first in 1981 as a high school junior. David Rinetti received a 113-page document to get the ballpark ready in two weeks. Its pretty incredible. It was a lot of work.

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