from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not fully grown or developed; young.
- adjective Of or characteristic of a young animal that has not reached sexual maturity.
- adjective Characteristic of, intended for, or appropriate for children or young people.
- adjective Marked by immaturity; childish: synonym: young.
- adjective Geology Relating to or being water, gas, or a mineral-rich fluid believed to have originated from magma and to have come to the earth's surface for the first time.
- noun A young person; a child.
- noun A young animal that has not reached sexual maturity.
- noun A two-year-old racehorse.
- noun An actor who plays roles of children or young persons.
- noun A children's book.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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
- noun A young person; a youth.
- noun A book written for young persons or children.
- noun Theat., an actor who plays youthful parts:
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A young person or youth; -- used sportively or familiarly.
- adjective Young; youthful.
- adjective Of or pertaining to youth.
- adjective Characteristic of children; immature; childish; puerile; infantile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
young; not fully developed
- adjective characteristic of
youthor immaturity; childish
- noun a
- noun a person not legally
of age, or who is younger than may be chargedwith an offence
- noun an
animalthat is not sexually mature
- noun an
actorplaying a child's role
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a young person, not fully developed
- adjective displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
- adjective of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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.
Law In The Health and Human Services Donald T. Dickson 1995
"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."
And no it; s not that they don; t like us or our ways (thats just plain juvenile).
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 ...
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."
Luis Valdez 2010
Is that Heinlein juvenile really the precise beginning?
I must agree that Hiro needs to quit using certain juvenile phrases.
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.