I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, comparative of juvenis young — more at young Date: 13th century 1. a. less advanced in age ; younger — used chiefly to distinguish a son with the same given name as his father b. (1) youthful (2) designed for young people and especially adolescents c. of more recent date and therefore inferior or subordinate <
a junior lien
2. a. lower in standing or rank <
junior partners
b. duplicating or suggesting on a smaller scale something typically large or powerful <
a junior gale
3. of or relating to juniors or the class of juniors at an educational institution <
the junior prom
II. noun Etymology: Latin, noun & adjective Date: 1526 1. a. (1) a person who is younger than another <
a man six years my junior
(2) a male child ; son (3) a young person b. a clothing size for women and girls with slight figures 2. a. a person holding a lower position in a hierarchy of ranks b. a student in the next-to-the-last year before graduating from an educational institution 3. capitalized a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in the third through sixth grades in school

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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