1. A younger person.
His junior she, by thirty years. --Byron.
2. Hence: One of a lower or later standing; specifically, in American colleges and four-year high schools, one in the third year of his course, one in the fourth or final year being designated a senior; in some seminaries, one in the first year, in others, one in the second year, of a three years' course.
1. Less advanced in age than another; younger. Abbreviated Jr.
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.
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.
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.
4. Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
Our first studies and junior endeavors. --Sir T. Browne.
adj 1: younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or
service [ant: senior]
2: used of the third or next to final year in United States
high school or college; "the junior class"; "a third-year
student" [syn: junior(a), third-year, next-to-last]
3: including or intended for youthful persons; "a junior sports
league"; "junior fashions"
n 1: term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male; "look
here, junior, it's none of your business"
2: a third-year undergraduate
3: the younger of two men
4: a son who has the same first name as his father [syn: Jr,