from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An amount, as of money or goods actually on hand, that falls short of the listed amount in records or books of account.
- n. A deficient amount; a shortfall.
- adj. Below the customary or legal age, as for drinking or voting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. below the normal or legal age for some activity, such as drinking or having sex
- adj. not yet a legal adult; still a minor.
- n. A deficit or shortfall in funds, inventory, or capacity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shortage or deficiency in amount; shortfall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. dependent by virtue of youth
- adj. not of legal age
Most carried a single white rose to symbolize what they call underage victims, not criminals.
It was a scandal wherein underage criminals w/o papers were sent to a minimum-security facility and promptly got outagain.
I don't want to see an increase in underage drinking and driving, but if that's your rationale for blocking legislation, it's a slippery slope.
Chris Sorek, chief executive of responsible drinking group Drinkaware, said the increase in underage admissions was shocking, adding: "We mustn't forget that under-18s are still children, with developing bodies and low tolerance levels, so drinking to the point of needing hospital treatment is extremely dangerous."
The group also claims that liberalizing wine retail laws would lead to an increase in underage drinking.
And of course you can point us to the police reports, where those ACORN offices called the cops to tell them about traficking in underage girls for the sex industry.
Child Protective Services has asked Texas District Judge Barbara Walther to return the children to foster care because their mothers allegedly have refused to limit their contact with men accused of being involved in underage marriages.
A CPS caseworker testified during a court hearing last week that an investigation revealed “48 percent of the men at the ranch were involved in underage marriage practices.”
The definition of underage is "under the age of consent," regardless of what the age of consent is.
As a grownup in a teen's body, Mike appears to be immune to teen hormones or desires, and his friend won't even let him drink a beer because he's "underage" -- instead, he lectures kids about abstinence and respecting themselves, and apart from one amusing scene with a bully in a cafeteria, is generally the dullest of squares.
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