junior

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See also: Junior and júnior

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin junior, contr. of juvenior, compar. of iuvenis (young); see juvenile.

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Adjective[edit]

junior (comparative more junior, superlative most junior)

  1. (not comparable, often preceded by a possessive adjective or a possessive form of a noun) Younger.
    • 1939 P. G. Wodehouse, "Uncle Fred in the Springtime":
      The last man I met who was at school with me, though some years my junior, had a long white beard and no teeth.
  2. (not comparable) Of or pertaining to a third academic year in a four-year high school (eleventh grade) or university.
  3. (comparable) Low in rank; having a subordinate role, job, or situation.
  4. Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      Our first studies and junior endeavours.

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Noun[edit]

junior (plural juniors)

  1. A younger person.
    four years his junior
    • Angela Brazil
      Miss Mitchell would certainly be most relieved to have a monitress who was capable of organising the juniors at games.
  2. A third-year student at a high school or university.
  3. A name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation: Jr.

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  • junior at OneLook Dictionary Search

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

junior (comparative of juvenis)

  1. Alternative form of iunior.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, comparative variant.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative junior junius juniōrēs juniōra
genitive juniōris juniōris juniōrum juniōrum
dative juniōrī juniōrī juniōribus juniōribus
accusative juniōrem junius juniōrēs juniōra
ablative juniōre juniōre juniōribus juniōribus
vocative junior junius juniōrēs juniōra