junior


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Junior \Jun"ior\, n.
   1. A younger person.
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            His junior she, by thirty years.      --Byron.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Junior \Jun"ior\ (j[=u]n"y[~e]r; 277), a. [L. contr. fr.
   juvenior, compar. of juvenis young. See Juvenile.]
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   1. Less advanced in age than another; younger. Abbreviated
      Jr.
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   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.
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   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.
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   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.
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   4. Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
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            Our first studies and junior endeavors. --Sir T.
                                                  Browne.
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   5. 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 junior[2], n..

   Syn: third-year.
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