Teen vs Junior - What's the difference?

teen | junior |

As nouns the difference between teen and junior

is that teen is a teenager, a person between 13 and 19 years old or teen can be (label) grief, sorrow; suffering while junior is junior (especially a junior sportsman).

As a verb teen

is (obsolete) to excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure or teen can be (transitive|obsolete|provincial) to hedge or fence in; to enclose.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1


(en noun)
  • A teenager, a person between 13 and 19 years old.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . See (token).


    (en noun)
  • (label) Grief, sorrow; suffering.
  • *, III.5:
  • *:In which the birds song many a lovely lay / Of Gods high praise, and of their loves sweet teene , / As it an earthly Paradize had beene.
  • *1600 , (Edward Fairfax), The (Jerusalem Delivered) of (w), X, xxv:
  • *:The Soldan changed hue for grief and teen , / On that sad book his shame and loss he lear'd.''
  • *
  • *:MIRANDA: O! my heart bleeds / To think o' th' teen that I have turn'd you to, / Which is from my remembrance.
  • *1866 , (Algernon Swinburne), :
  • *:Your soul forgot her joys, forgot/Her times of teen ;/Yea, this life likewise will you not/Forget
  • *1867 , (Matthew Arnold), A Southern Night :
  • *:With public toil and private teen Thou sank'st alone.
  • *1874 , , (The City of Dreadful Night), XXI:
  • *:That City's sombre Patroness and Queen, / In bronze sublimity she gazes forth / Over her Capital of teen and threne
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) . See Etymology 2 above.


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure.
  • (Piers Plowman)

    Etymology 4

    See tine to shut


    (en verb)
  • (transitive, obsolete, provincial) To hedge or fence in; to enclose.
  • (Halliwell)




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    Alternative forms

    * juniour (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • (not comparable, often, preceded by a possessive adjective or a possessive form of a noun) Younger.
  • * 1939 , "Uncle Fred in the Springtime":
  • The last man I met who was at school with me, though some years my junior, had a long white beard and no teeth.
  • (not comparable) Of or pertaining to a third academic year in a four-year high school (eleventh grade) or university.
  • (comparable) Low in rank; having a subordinate role, job, or situation.
  • Belonging to a younger person, or an earlier time of life.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • Our first studies and junior endeavours.


    (en noun)
  • A younger person.
  • four years his junior
  • * (Angela Brazil)
  • Miss Mitchell would certainly be most relieved to have a monitress who was capable of organising the juniors at games.
  • A third-year student at a high school or university.
  • A name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation:
  • Antonyms

    * senior