What does juvenile mean?

Definitions for juvenile
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. Milwaukee Alderman Robert G. Donovan:

    It would be easy enough to dismiss ill-written, juvenile nonsense like this were it not for his role in teaching our city's young people, he is supposed to be an example of the inclusive, tolerant, and respectful spirit of Milwaukee Public Schools. He is clearly nothing of the sort. And he did not make his remarks in private. He made them on one of the most public of platforms where any of his students could easily have seen them.

  2. 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.

  3. Michael Milstein:

    There are some indications that large numbers of sardines did spawn successfully last year, but we won’t know what difference that makes until those juvenile fish survive for a few more years.

  4. Craig Downs:

    Oxybenzone is really toxic to the juvenile form of corals, and that's consistent with the dogma of toxicology that juveniles are usually a thousand times more sensitive to the toxic effects of a chemical than a parent.

  5. Andy McKean:

    He sets, in my opinion, a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children by personally insulting -- often in a crude and juvenile fashion -- those who disagree with him, being a bully at a time when we we are attempting to discourage bullying, his frequent disregard for the truth and his willingness to ridicule or marginalize people for their appearance, ethnicity or disability.

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