Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

junior - definition and synonyms

 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
adjective [usually before noun] junior pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒuːniə(r)/
  1. 1
    a junior person does not have a lot of responsibility or power in their job
    a junior minister at the Department of Employment
    junior doctors
    I was the most junior person there.
  2. 2
    intended for young people, or involving young people
    The charity publishes adult and junior newsletters.
    the world junior swimming championship
  3. 3
    connected with junior school
    Even infant and junior pupils took part.
  4. 4

    Junior

    used after the name of a man who has the same name as his father
    Harry Connick Junior

phrase

JOMO

… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

Mardi Gras

shrove tuesday

Open Dictionary

brain fade

a temporary inability to think clearly or remember information

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog