Undergraduate vs Junior - What's the difference?

undergraduate | junior |


As nouns the difference between undergraduate and junior

is that undergraduate is a student at a university who has not yet received a degree while junior is junior (especially a junior sportsman).

As an adjective undergraduate

is of, relating to, or being an undergraduate.

undergraduate

Noun

(en noun)
  • A student at a university who has not yet received a degree.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, relating to, or being an undergraduate.
  • undergraduate studies

    Synonyms

    * pregraduate (unusual)

    Antonyms

    * postgraduate * (student) graduate

    Coordinate terms

    * graduand

    junior

    English

    Alternative forms

    * juniour (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (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.

    Noun

    (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