- Less advanced in age than another; younger. Abbreviated Jr.
- 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.
- 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.
- Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life."Our first studies and junior endeavors." [Sir T. Browne.]
- of or relating to the third year of a four-year term; -- used of the third or next to final year in a U. S. high school or college. See junior2}, (n.).synonyms: third-year.
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.
Etymology: L. contr. fr. juvenior, compar. of juvenis young. See Juvenile