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[n] the younger of two men
[n] a third-year undergraduate
[n] a son who has the same first name as his father
[n] term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male; "look here, junior, it's none of your business"
[adj] including or intended for youthful persons; "a junior sports league"; "junior fashions"
[adj] younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

Antonyms

senior

Misc. Definitions

\Jun"ior\, a. [L. contr. fr. juvenior, compar. of juvenis young. See {Juvenile}.]
1. Less advanced in age than another; younger. 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; later in office; as, a junior partner; junior counsel; junior captain.
3. Composed of juniors, whether younger or a lower standing; as, the junior class; 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.
\Jun"ior\, n.
1. A younger person. His junior she, by thirty years. -- Byron.
2. Hence: One of a lower or later standing; specifically, in American colleges, 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.

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