Definition of junior adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒuːniə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒuːniər//
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    of low rank
  1. 1  [usually before noun] having a low rank in an organization or a profession junior employees junior to somebody She is junior to me. See related entries: Job titles
  2. in sport
  3. 2  [only before noun] connected with young people below a particular age, rather than with adults, especially in sports the world junior tennis championships
  4. son
  5. 3Junior (abbreviation Jnr, Jr) (especially in US) used after the name of a man who has the same name as his father, to avoid confusion compare the younger
  6. school/college
  7. 4[only before noun] (British English) (of a school or part of a school) for children under the age of 11 or 13 a junior school
  8. 5[only before noun] (North American English) connected with the year before the last year in a high school or college I spent my junior year in France.
  9. compare senior
    Word OriginMiddle English (as an adjective following a family name): from Latin, comparative of juvenis ‘young’.Extra examples She’s quite junior in the organization. a very junior officer My daughter goes into the junior school next year. The world junior tennis championships will be held in Paris next month. the junior department
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: junior