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Definition 1: the younger of two persons - [noun denoting person]

Samples where junior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she is two years my junior

(junior is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 2: a third-year undergraduate - [noun denoting person]

(junior is a kind of ...) an undergraduate who is not yet a senior

Definition 3: term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male - [noun denoting person]

Samples where junior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • look here, junior, it's none of your business

(junior is a kind of ...) a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

Definition 4: a son who has the same first name as his father - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for junior in the sense of this definition

(junior is a kind of ...) a male human offspring

"their son became a famous judge" "his boy is taller than he is"

Definition 5: younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service - [adjective denoting all]

(junior is similar to ...) inferior in rank or status

"the junior faculty" "a lowly corporal" "petty officialdom" "a subordinate functionary"

(junior is similar to ...) of the younger of two boys with the same family name

"Jones minor"

(junior is similar to ...) used of the younger of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a son from his father

"John Junior" "John Smith, Jr."

(means also ...) (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

"young people"

(means also ...) subject or submissive to authority or the control of another

"a subordinate kingdom"

(... are attributes of junior) higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service

Definition 6: used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where junior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the junior class
  • a third-year student

Synonyms for junior in the sense of this definition

(junior is similar to ...) lying between two extremes in time or space or state

"going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands" "intermediate stages in a process" "intermediate stops on the route" "an intermediate range plane"

Definition 7: including or intended for youthful persons - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where junior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a junior sports league
  • junior fashions

(junior is similar to ...) (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

"young people"

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