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1young

adjective \ˈyəŋ\

: in an early stage of life, growth, or development : not yet old

: recently formed, produced, started, etc.

youn·ger \ˈyəŋ-gər\ youn·gest \ˈyəŋ-gəst\

Full Definition of YOUNG

1
a :  being in the first or an early stage of life, growth, or development
b :  junior 1a
c :  of an early, tender, or desirable age for use as food or drink <fresh young lamb> <a young wine>
2
:  having little experience
3
a :  recently come into being :  new <a young publishing company>
b :  youthful 5
4
:  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of youth or a young person <young at heart>
5
capitalized :  representing a new or rejuvenated especially political group or movement
young·ish \ˈyəŋ-ish\ adjective
young·ness \ˈyəŋ-nəs\ noun

Examples of YOUNG

  1. He looks young for his age.
  2. A very nice young man greeted us at the door.
  3. Young people today have a lot of opportunities.
  4. He dreamed of being an artist when he was young.
  5. The movie isn't suitable for young viewers.
  6. He's still too young to buy alcohol legally.
  7. Our youngest daughter just started school.
  8. When I was young, the man said, the world was a different place.
  9. The season is still young.

Origin of YOUNG

Middle English yong, from Old English geong; akin to Old High German jung young, Latin juvenis
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with YOUNG

2young

noun

the young : young people

: young animals, birds, etc.

plural young

Full Definition of YOUNG

1
plural
a :  young persons :  youth
b :  immature offspring —used especially of animals
2
:  a single recently born or hatched animal
with young
of a female animal
:  pregnant

Examples of YOUNG

  1. music that appeals to the young
  2. The very young and the elderly are particularly sensitive to the disease.
  3. a robin feeding her young
  4. The young of a wolf are called pups.

First Known Use of YOUNG

before 12th century

Young

biographical name \ˈyəŋ\

Definition of YOUNG

Andrew Jackson, Jr. 1932– United States ambassador to U.N. (1977–79)

Young

biographical name

Definition of YOUNG

Brig*ham \ˈbri-gəm\ 1801–1877 Am. Mormon leader

Young

biographical name

Definition of YOUNG

Cy originally Denton True Young 1867–1955 Am. baseball player

Young

biographical name

Definition of YOUNG

Owen D. 1874–1962 Am. lawyer

Young

biographical name

Definition of YOUNG

Whitney Moore 1921–1971 Am. civil rights leader
WITH YOUNG Defined for Kids

1young

adjective \ˈyəŋ\
youn·ger \ˈyəŋ-gər\youn·gest \ˈyəŋ-gəst\

Definition of YOUNG for Kids

1
:  being in the first or an early stage of life, growth, or development <young children>
2
:  lacking in experience <That reporter is still young and naive.>
3
:  recently formed, produced, or come into being :  new <a young company>
4
:  youthful 1 <Grandma says her grandchildren keep her young.>

2young

noun plural

Definition of YOUNG for Kids

1
:  young people <It's a story for young and old.>
2
:  immature or recently born offspring <a bear and her young>
Medical Dictionary

young

noun \ˈyəŋ\
plural young

Medical Definition of YOUNG

1
:  immature offspring—used especially of animals
2
:  a single recently born or hatched animal
with young
:  pregnant—used of a female animal

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