junior ( juniors plural )
1 adj A junior official or employee holds a low-ranking position in an organization or profession.
usu ADJ n (Antonym: senior)
Junior and middle-ranking civil servants have pledged to join the indefinite strike., ...a junior minister attached to the prime minister's office.
Junior is also a noun., n-count
The Lord Chancellor has said legal aid work is for juniors when they start out in the law.
2 n-sing If you are someone's junior, you are younger than they are.
She now lives with actor Denis Lawson, 10 years her junior.
3 n-in-names Junior is sometimes used after the name of the younger of two men in a family who have the same name, sometimes in order to prevent confusion. The abbreviation Jr is also used.
His son, Arthur Ochs Junior, is expected to succeed him as publisher.
4 n-count In the United States, a student in the third year of a high school or university course is called a junior.
junior high ( junior highs plural ) In the United States, junior high is the school that young people attend between the ages of 11 or 12 and 14 or 15. n-count; n-in-names
...Benjamin Franklin Junior High.
junior school ( junior schools plural ) In England and Wales, a junior school is a school for children between the ages of about seven and eleven. n-var; n-in-names oft in names after n
...Middleton Road Junior School.
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