from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not fully grown or developed; young.
- adj. Of, relating to, characteristic of, intended for, or appropriate for children or young people: juvenile fashions.
- adj. Marked by immaturity; childish: juvenile behavior. See Synonyms at young.
- n. A young person; a child.
- n. A young animal that has not reached sexual maturity.
- n. An actor who plays roles of children or young persons.
- n. A children's book.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. young; not fully developed
- adj. characteristic of youth or immaturity; childish
- n. a prepubescent child
- n. a person not legally of age, or who is younger than may be charged with an offence
- n. an animal that is not sexually mature
- n. an actor playing a child's role
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Young; youthful.
- adj. Of or pertaining to youth.
- adj. Characteristic of children; immature; childish; puerile; infantile.
- n. A young person or youth; -- used sportively or familiarly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Young; youthful: as, a juvenile manner; a juvenile part in a play.
- Pertaining or suited to youth: as, juvenile sports or books.
- Synonyms Boyish, Puerile, etc. See youthful.
- n. A young person; a youth.
- n. A book written for young persons or children.
- n. Theat., an actor who plays youthful parts:
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a young person, not fully developed
- adj. displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
12 The term juvenile court is used here, but depending on the jurisdiction, the court may have other names such as family court or juvenile and domestic relations court.
"You know, this is sort of what I call a juvenile approach to a serious problem," the Democrat said.
"This is sort of what I call a juvenile approach to a serious problem."
Carey McWilliams reports that "actually the increase in juvenile delinquency among Mexicans was less than the average increase for the community and below that for one or two other special groups."
Is that Heinlein juvenile really the precise beginning?
The lies, deceit, obstructionism and just plain juvenile antics coming out of the Republican party is rising up like a cold dark cloud that threatens the very heart of America.
For all of those calling Palin juvenile names, I've not yet seen anyone here refer to Obama as Mr. Man-Boobs, so I'll run with that.
The more the loony left and the state-controlled media screams and engages in juvenile name calling and personal destruction tactics about Palin, the more you know they truly fear her and that she is connecting ...
And no it; s not that they don; t like us or our ways (thats just plain juvenile).
I must agree that Hiro needs to quit using certain juvenile phrases.