• WordNet 3.6
    • adj juvenile displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity "adolescent insecurity","jejune responses to our problems","their behavior was juvenile","puerile jokes"
    • adj juvenile of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people "juvenile diabetes","juvenile fashions"
    • n juvenile a young person, not fully developed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Juvenile A young person or youth; -- used sportively or familiarly.
    • Juvenile Characteristic of children; immature; childish; puerile; infantile; as, a juvenile temper tantrum.
    • Juvenile Of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports.
    • Juvenile Young; youthful; as, a juvenile appearance. "A juvenile exercitation."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • juvenile Young; youthful: as, a juvenile manner; a juvenile part in a play.
    • juvenile Pertaining or suited to youth: as, juvenile sports or books.
    • juvenile Synonyms Boyish, Puerile, etc. See youthful.
    • n juvenile A young person; a youth.
    • n juvenile A book written for young persons or children.
    • n juvenile Theat., an actor who plays youthful parts: as, a first juvenile.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Juvenile jōō′ve-nīl or -nil young: pertaining or suited to youth: puerile
    • n Juvenile a young person: a book written for such: an actor who plays youthful parts
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  • Ron Howard
    Ron Howard
    “You reach a point where you say you're not going to do juveniles any longer.”
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    Source Unknown
    “Why do social workers use five-syllable words when dealing with juvenile delinquents?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. juvenilis, from juvenis, young; akin to E. young,: cf. F. juvénile, juvénil,. See Young


In literature:

The habit grew upon him till he became a frequent and acceptable hymn-writer, both for juvenile and for general use.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
The scenes of my childish and juvenile days were dreary and desolate.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
For years he has been engaged in a fight of which the founding of his Juvenile Court was only a skirmish.
"Stories of Achievement, Volume III (of 6)" by Various
A juvenile psychologist, too.
"Hunter Patrol" by Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
But in the case of Charlotte Bronte, unhappiness was more than juvenile fretfulness.
"Some Diversions of a Man of Letters" by Edmund William Gosse
She has been hectic since daylight and the rest of my juvenile family with her.
"The Heart's Kingdom" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Inmates in juvenile reformatories, 14,846, of which 1,943 were colored.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
Slowly the matron and her escort followed, far in the wake of the obstreperous juveniles.
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
In one respect this juvenile work of Gibbon has little merit.
"Gibbon" by James Cotter Morison
Those who were best off had only two juveniles on their knees.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne

In poetry:

When the Venerable Bede
Wanted to play Juvenile Lead
They said they would much rather
He took the Heavy Father.
"Clerihew – Bede" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
But a policeman captur'd the naughty boy,
And gave the goose to Smiggs,
And said he was greatly bother'd
By a set of juvenile prigs.
"The Christmas Goose" by William Topaz McGonagall
Brown shakes his head : ‘This is temper :
Mere spleen for loss of the last trick.'
Juvenile Mark mutters sagely (sic semper),
‘Great is the juice that is gastric.’
"Unpublished Poem I" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
In her juvenile anger, wherever she found,
She plucked, and she pulled, and she tore;
The poor passive sufferers bestrewed all the ground;
Not a weed of them all she forbore.
"Weeding" by Charles Lamb
I can't say which, come eventide,
More tedious I find;
Competing with the juvenile stride,
Or meeting the juvenile mind.
So I think it rorty, yes, and nifty,
To be with people over fifty.
"You Can Be A Republican, I'm A Genocrat" by Ogden Nash
The statesman, the patriot, the Christian, have found—
Though grants, schools, and teachers increase and abound—
For juvenile ignorance and vice there must come,
Best help, truest cure, from the Mother at Home.
"The Mother At Home" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

The "cheerful decorative prints" help this leak-proof juvenile line stand out, Revman said.
Racial inequity , other flaws contribute to Michigan's many juveniles lifers.
Juvenile justice system getting needed emphasis.
Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice.
From our reporting partners at the Truth, the case against the 16-year-old boy, involved in the death of 11-year-old Aaliyah Joiner , will stay in juvenile court.
Juvenile delinquency cases are unique.
Romp N Stomp Party Center, 900 Medina Road, will hold a Ladies Night Out event 7-9 pm Nov 15 to benefit juvenile diabetes .
BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — Bordentown Regional Middle School students are planning to give their sneakers a workout in support of juvenile diabetes research.
The Kovacs Family Team continues their annual fundraising efforts for juvenile diabetes research with a walk this weekend.
This will be the team's 13th year of walking for a cure, having raised over $270,000, which puts them as the top fundraisers in New Jersey for juvenile diabetes .
Kohl's walks the walk for juvenile diabetes cure.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation¿s Hartford chapter.
Walkin' for Willz 5K Walk/Run to Cure Juvenile Diabetes Sept 8 at Potsdam Ives Park.
GLOVERSVILLE -The fifth annual Community for a Cure 5K?race will take place to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Although the event will be the first of its kind in Fort Dodge, the Hy-Vee half-marathon will continue an annual tradition of the store by raising funds to fight and find a cure for juvenile diabetes .

In science:

Also quite simple are the models of Partridge and Barton, Jan, Dasgupta, Heumann and H¨otzel with two self-organizing mortalities, for juveniles and adults.
The Penna Model of Biological Aging
Testing the dispersion of juveniles relative to adults: A new analytical method.
A New Family of Random Graphs for Testing Spatial Segregation
Testing the dispersion of juveniles relative to adults: A new analytical method.
Overall and Pairwise Segregation Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Testing the dispersion of juveniles relative to adults: A new analytical method.
New Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Testing the dispersion of juveniles relative to adults: A new analytical method.
Class-Specific Tests of Spatial Segregation Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables