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ju·ve·nile

 (jo͞o′və-nīl′, -nəl)
adj.
1.
a. Not fully grown or developed; young.
b. Of or characteristic of a young animal that has not reached sexual maturity: a bird still in juvenile plumage.
2. Characteristic of, intended for, or appropriate for children or young people: juvenile fashions.
3. Marked by immaturity; childish: juvenile behavior. See Synonyms at young.
4. 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.
n.
1.
a. A young person; a child.
b. A young animal that has not reached sexual maturity.
c. A two-year-old racehorse.
2. An actor who plays roles of children or young persons.
3. A children's book.

[Latin iuvenīlis, from iuvenis, young; see yeu- in Indo-European roots.]

ju′ve·nile′ly adv.
ju′ve·nile′ness n.

juvenile

(ˈdʒuːvɪˌnaɪl)
adj
1. young, youthful, or immature
2. suitable or designed for young people: juvenile pastimes.
3. (Biology) (of animals or plants) not yet fully mature
4. (Zoology) of or denoting young birds that have developed their first plumage of adult feathers
5. (Geological Science) geology occurring at the earth's surface for the first time; new: juvenile water; juvenile gases.
n
6. (Biology) a juvenile person, animal, or plant
7. (Theatre) an actor who performs youthful roles
8. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a book intended for young readers
[C17: from Latin juvenīlis youthful, from juvenis young]
ˈjuveˌnilely adv
ˈjuveˌnileness n

ju•ve•nile

(ˈdʒu və nl, -ˌnaɪl)

adj.
1. of, characteristic of, or suitable for children or young people: juvenile interests; juvenile books.
2. young; youthful.
3. immature; childish: juvenile tantrums.
n.
4. a young person; youth.
5.
a. a youthful male or female theatrical role.
b. an actor or actress who plays such parts.
6. a book for children.
7. a young bird when first fully feathered and before reaching maturity.
8. a two-year-old racehorse.
[1615–25; < Latin juvenīlis of a youth, youthful =juven(is) young + -īlis -ile2]
ju′ve•nile•ly, adv.

ju·ve·nile

(jo͞o′və-nīl′)
An animal or plant that is not fully grown or developed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.juvenile - a young person, not fully developedjuvenile - a young person, not fully developed
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
juvenile body - the body of a young person
preteen, preteenager - a preadolescent boy or girl (usually between 9 and 12 years of age); "little league is intended for the preteens"
adolescent, stripling, teen, teenager - a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
ingenue - an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)
spring chicken, young person, younker, youth - a young person (especially a young man or boy)
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
Adj.1.juvenile - of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people; "juvenile diabetes"; "juvenile fashions"
2.juvenile - displaying or suggesting a lack of maturityjuvenile - displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity; "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"
immature - characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior"

juvenile

noun
1. child, youth, minor, girl, boy, teenager, infant, adolescent The number of juveniles in the general population has fallen.
child adult, grown-up
adjective
1. young, junior, adolescent, youthful, immature a scheme to lock up persistent juvenile offenders
young adult, responsible, mature, grown-up

juvenile

adjective
1. Being in an early period of growth or development:
2. Of or characteristic of a child, especially in immaturity:
noun
1. A young person between birth and puberty:
Informal: kid.
Scots: bairn.
2. One who is not yet legally of age:
Law: infant, minor.
Translations
حَدَثصِبياني، خاص بالأحْداث
dětinskýdětskýnedospělý
barnligmindreårig
lapsinuori
אינפנטיליילדותי
fiatalkorú
barnalegurungur
nepilnametis
bērnišķīgsjaunekļa-jauneklismuļķīgspusaudža-
aklı bir karış havadaçocukçagençgençler için

juvenile

[ˈdʒuːvənaɪl]
A. ADJ [books, sports etc] → juvenil (pej) → infantil (Jur) [court] → de menores
juvenile delinquentdelincuente mf juvenil
juvenile delinquencydelincuencia f juvenil
B. Njoven mf, menor mf

juvenile

[ˈdʒuːvənaɪl]
adj
[crime, offender] → juvénile
(= young) [bird, animal, player] → jeune
(= childish) [person] → puéril(e); [attitude, joke] → puéril(e)
n
(= young person) → adolescent(e) m/fjuvenile court ntribunal m pour enfantsjuvenile delinquency ndélinquance f juvénilejuvenile delinquent ndélinquant(e) m/f juvénile

juvenile

n (Admin) → Jugendliche(r) mf; (= animal)Jungtier nt
adj (= youthful)jugendlich; (= for young people)für Jugendliche; (pej)kindisch, unreif; juvenile crimeJugendkriminalität f

juvenile

:
juvenile center
n (US) → Heim ntfür jugendliche Straftäter
juvenile court
nJugendgericht nt
juvenile delinquency
juvenile delinquent
njugendlicher Straftäter, jugendliche Straftäterin
juvenile home
n (US) → Heim ntfür jugendliche Straftäter
juvenile lead
n (Theat) → Rolle fdes jugendlichen Hauptdarstellers; (actor) → jugendlicher Hauptdarsteller
juvenile offender
n (Jur) → jugendlicher Straftäter, jugendliche Straftäterin

juvenile

[ˈdʒuːvəˌnaɪl]
1. adj (offender) → minorenne; (crime) → minorile; (books, sports) → per ragazzi (pej) → puerile, infantile
2. n (Law) → minorenne m/f

juvenile

(ˈdʒuːvənail) adjective
1. (also noun) (a person who is) young or youthful. She will not be sent to prison – she is still a juvenile; juvenile offenders.
2. childish. juvenile behaviour.

ju·ve·nile

a. juvenil, joven;
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juvenile

adj juvenil
References in classic literature ?
Or, my juvenile friends," says Chadband, descending to the level of their comprehension with a very obtrusive demonstration in his greasily meek smile of coming a long way downstairs for the purpose, "if the master of this house was to go forth into the city and there see an eel, and was to come back, and was to call unto him the mistress of this house, and was to say, 'Sarah, rejoice with me, for I have seen an elephant
Heart" was intended for a much longer tale, and is unavoidably incomplete; but it is unnecessary to point out defects that even the juvenile reader will soon detect.
young men were too juvenile for me, too unsophisticated.
He was a blessing to all the juvenile part of the neighbourhood, for in summer he was for ever forming parties to eat cold ham and chicken out of doors, and in winter his private balls were numerous enough for any young lady who was not suffering under the unsatiable appetite of fifteen.
A second and third response was made by this juvenile assistant, when the manly sounds of a male voice proceeded from the opposite part of the room, Miss Temple knew the tones of the young hunter instantly, and struggling to overcome her own diffidence she added her low voice to the number.
It made him sigh; yes, and swear a little, in a poor juvenile sixth century way.
He crossed a small "branch" two or three times, because of a prevailing juvenile superstition that to cross water baffled pursuit.
Bob's juvenile history, so far as it had come under Mr.
as Arthur Mifflin, the leading juvenile in the great play, insisted upon calling it, much to George's disapproval--was his first piece.
As the wife of the squatter concluded, she raised a hollow, taunting laugh, that was echoed from the mouths of several juvenile imitators, whom she was training to a life as shiftless and lawless as her own; but which, notwithstanding its uncertainty, was not without its secret charms.
The other is a House of Reformation for Juvenile Offenders.
In the first place, here are my little girls; I had almost forgotten them,' said Minerva, carelessly pointing towards a couple of full-grown young ladies, of whom one might be about twenty, and the other a year or two older, and who were dressed in very juvenile costumes--whether to make them look young, or their mamma younger, Mr.