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ˈdʒu və nl, -ˌnaɪlju·ve·nile

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Juvenile(a.)

    Of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports.3. Characteristic of children; immature; childish; puerile; infantile; as, a juvenile temper tantrum.

    Etymology: [L. juvenilis, from juvenis young; akin to E. young: cf. F. juvnile, juvnil. See Young.]

Wiktionary

  1. juvenile(Noun)

    a prepubescent child

    Etymology: iuvenilis, from iuvenis

  2. juvenile(Noun)

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

    Etymology: iuvenilis, from iuvenis

  3. juvenile(Noun)

    an animal that is not sexually mature

    Etymology: iuvenilis, from iuvenis

  4. juvenile(Noun)

    an actor playing a child's role

    Etymology: iuvenilis, from iuvenis

  5. juvenile(Adjective)

    young; not fully developed

    Etymology: iuvenilis, from iuvenis

  6. juvenile(Adjective)

    characteristic of youth or immaturity; childish

    Etymology: iuvenilis, from iuvenis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Juvenile(adj)

    young; youthful; as, a juvenile appearance

    Etymology: [L. juvenilis, from juvenis young; akin to E. young: cf. F. juvnile, juvnil. See Young.]

  2. Juvenile(adj)

    of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports

    Etymology: [L. juvenilis, from juvenis young; akin to E. young: cf. F. juvnile, juvnil. See Young.]

  3. Juvenile(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. juvenilis, from juvenis young; akin to E. young: cf. F. juvnile, juvnil. See Young.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Juvenile

    jōō′ve-nīl, or -nil, adj. young: pertaining or suited to youth: puerile.—n. a young person: a book written for such: an actor who plays youthful parts.—ns. Ju′venileness, Juvenil′ity. [Fr.,—L. juvenilisjuvenis, young.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of juvenile in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of juvenile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of juvenile in a Sentence

  1. Karen Saprapani:

    His feeling was that it was a juvenile male African lion, he had previously been on a safari and was pretty confident that is what it was. Also, there was a smell of large cat urine, which can be very strong.

  2. Jeremy DeSilva:

    For the first time, we have an amazing window into what walking was like for a 2 ½ - year-old, more than 3 million years ago, this is the most complete foot of an ancient juvenile ever discovered.

  3. The FBI:

    To the best of our knowledge, we have no information indicating that the missing juvenile was ever in the City of Sharonville.

  4. Arash Anoshiravani:

    From my clinical experience, I would say the vast majority of those who have mental health problems are coming in with them. . . it’s not something that occurs within the juvenile justice system.

  5. Rupert Werff:

    This is a very exciting but nerve-wracking time for us, the first juvenile allosaurus was just a couple of limb bones and three ribs, so this is by far the most intact specimen.

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