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young

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adjective \ˈyəŋ\

Simple Definition of young

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

  • : recently formed, produced, started, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of young

younger

play \ˈyəŋ-gər\

youngest

play \ˈyəŋ-gəst\
  1. 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. 2 :  having little experience

  3. 3 a :  recently come into being :  new <a young publishing company> b :  youthful 5

  4. 4 :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of youth or a young person <young at heart>

  5. 5 capitalized :  representing a new or rejuvenated especially political group or movement

youngish

play \ˈyəŋ-ish\ adjective

youngness

play \ˈyəŋ-nəs\ noun

Examples of young in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of young

Middle English yong, from Old English geong; akin to Old High German jung young, Latin juvenis


First Known Use: before 12th century


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young

noun

Simple Definition of young

  • the young : young people

  • : young animals, birds, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of young

plural

young

  1. 1 plural a :  young persons :  youth b :  immature offspring —used especially of animals

  2. 2 :  a single recently born or hatched animal

with young

of a female animal

  1. :  pregnant

Examples of young in a sentence

  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.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of young

before 12th century

Rhymes with young


Young

play
biographical name \ˈyəŋ\

Definition of Young

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




Young

biographical name

Definition of Young

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




Young

biographical name

Definition of Young

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




Young

biographical name

Definition of Young

  1. Owen D. 1874–1962 Am. lawyer




Young

biographical name

Definition of Young

  1. Whitney Moore 1921–1971 Am. civil rights leader





YOUNG Defined for Kids

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young

play
adjective \ˈyəŋ\

Definition of young for Students

younger

\ˈyəŋ-gər\

youngest

\ˈyəŋ-gəst\
  1. 1 :  being in the first or an early stage of life, growth, or development <young children>

  2. 2 :  lacking in experience <That reporter is still young and naive.>

  3. 3 :  recently formed, produced, or come into being :  new <a young company>

  4. 4 :  youthful 1 <Grandma says her grandchildren keep her young.>




2

young

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noun plural

Definition of young for Students

  1. 1 :  young people <It's a story for young and old.>

  2. 2 :  immature or recently born offspring <a bear and her young>




Medical Dictionary

young

play
noun \ˈyəŋ\

Medical Definition of young

plural

young

  1. 1:  immature offspring—used especially of animals

  2. 2:  a single recently born or hatched animal

with young





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