Meaning of junior
Pronunciation: ( jn'yur), [key]
- younger (usually designating the younger of two men bearing the same full name, as a son named after his father; often written as Jr. or jr. following the name):Cf. senior (def. 1). May I speak with the junior Mr. Hansen? Mr. Edward Andrew Hansen, Jr.
- of more recent appointment or admission, as to an office or status; of lower rank or standing: a junior partner.
- (in American universities, colleges, and schools) noting or pertaining to the class or year next below that of the senior.
- subordinate to preferred creditors, mortgagees, and the like.
- of later date; subsequent to: His appointment is junior to mine by six months.
- composed of younger members: The junior division of the camp went on the hike.
- being smaller than the usual size: The hotel has special weekend rates on junior suites.
- (of an iron or steel shape) relatively small, but rolled to a standard form.
- of, for, or designating clothing in sizes 3–15 or those who wear it: a junior dress; junior measurements; the junior department.
- a person who is younger than another.
- a person who is newer or of lower rank in an office, class, profession, etc.; subordinate.
- a student who is in the next to the final year of a course of study.
- a range of odd-numbered sizes, chiefly from 3 to 15, for garments that fit women and girls with shorter waists, narrower shoulders, and smaller bustlines than those of average build.
- the department or section of a store where garments in these sizes are sold.
- a garment in this size range.
- a woman or girl who wears garments in this size range.
- (cap.) a member of the Girl Scouts from 9 through 11 years old.
- (often cap.) a boy; youth; son: Ask junior to give you a hand with the packing.
- junior (Thesaurus)