Junior

Definition of Junior

Jun´ior   Pronunciation: jūn´yẽr; 277
a.1.
1.Less advanced in age than another; younger. Abbreviated Jr.
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.
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.
4.Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
Our first studies and junior endeavors.
- Sir T. Browne.
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..
n.1.A younger person.
His junior she, by thirty years.
- Byron.
2.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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