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young

play
adjective \ˈyəŋ\

Simple Definition of young

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

  • : recently formed, produced, started, etc.

Full Definition of young

youn·ger play \ˈyəŋ-gər\ youn·gest 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

young·ish play \ˈyəŋ-ish\ adjective
young·ness play \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


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young

noun

Simple Definition of young

  • the young : young people

  • : young animals, birds, etc.

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

  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


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




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

  3. with young
    1. :  pregnant—used of a female animal






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