Definition of "junior" []

  • Used to distinguish a son from his father when they have the same given name. (adjective)
  • Intended for or including youthful persons: a junior sports league. (adjective)
  • Lower in rank or shorter in length of tenure: a junior officer; the junior senator. (adjective)
  • Of, for, or constituting students in the third year of a U.S. high school or college: the junior class. (adjective)
  • Lesser in scale than the usual. (adjective)
  • Lower in rank or length of service; subordinate (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Younger in years (adjective)
  • Of or relating to youth or childhood (adjective)
  • Of or relating to schoolchildren between the ages of 7 and 11 approximately (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or designating the third year of a four-year course at college or high school (adjective)
  • (in England) any barrister below the rank of Queen's Counsel (noun)
  • A junior person (noun)
  • A junior schoolchild (noun)
  • A junior student (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "junior" in a sentence
  • "When the junior senator from Wyoming brandishes a piece of paper on the Senate floor (where, as a character points out, libel laws do not apply) to proclaim, "I have here in my hand ..." he clearly calls out the glowering ghost of the ­junior senator from Wisconsin."
  • "Jimmy junior is also surprised to find out he has a sister who is adopted and African-American."
  • "The Royal Ontario Museum had just begun a special program for what they called junior members and my mother signed me up at age of nine and I believe I came back you know at the end of the first session and said, I could barely pronounce the word, "I'm going to be an archaeologist.""