Junior
Junior Jun"ior (j[=u]n"y[~e]r; 277), a. [L. contr. fr. juvenior, compar. of juvenis young. See {Juvenile}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Less advanced in age than another; younger. Abbreviated Jr. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: Junior is applied to distinguish the younger of two persons bearing the same name in the same family, and is opposed to {senior or elder}. Commonly applied to a son who has the same Christian name as his father. [1913 Webster]

2. Lower in standing or in rank, or having entered later into a position or office; as, a junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain; the junior Senator from New York. [1913 Webster]

3. Composed of juniors, whether younger or a lower standing; as, the junior class; the junior baseball league; of or pertaining to juniors or to a junior class. See {Junior}, n., 2. [1913 Webster]

4. Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life. [1913 Webster]

Our first studies and junior endeavors. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

5. 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}[2], n..

Syn: third-year. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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  • Junior — comes from the Latin for younger. It may refer to: * Junior (suffix) (usually Jr ), the suffix given to a child with the exact name as a parent (typically a son and father) * US standard clothing size, where Junior is a women s clothing size *… …   Wikipedia

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  • junior — ra En la religión católica, ‘religioso joven que, después de haber profesado, sigue sujeto a la enseñanza y obediencia del maestro de novicios’: «Entre los muertos se contaron cuatro jesuitas: dos sacerdotes, un junior y un novicio» (GlzSuárez… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • Junior — Ju‧ni‧or [ˈdʒuːniə ǁ ər] written abbreviation Jr. Jnr used after the name of a man who has the same name as his father, especially in the US: • John J. Wallace Jr * * * Ⅰ. junior UK US /ˈdʒuːniər/ adjective ► …   Financial and business terms

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  • júnior — 1. Voz procedente del comparativo latino iunior (‘más joven’), cuyo uso actual en español se ha revitalizado por influjo del inglés junior. En español debe escribirse con tilde por ser voz llana terminada en consonante distinta de n o s (→ tilde2 …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

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