young/old for one's years

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of young/old for one's years

: seeming or looking younger/older than one actually is

Word by Word Definitions

young play
  1. : being in the first or an early stage of life, growth, or development

  2. : junior

  3. : of an early, tender, or desirable age for use as food or drink

  1. : young persons : youth

  2. : immature offspring

  3. : a single recently born or hatched animal

old play
  1. : dating from the remote past : ancient

  2. : persisting from an earlier time

  3. : of long standing

  1. : one of a specified age

  2. : old or earlier time

year play years
  1. : the period of about 3651/4 solar days required for one revolution of the earth around the sun

  2. : the time required for the apparent sun to return to an arbitrary fixed or moving reference point in the sky

  3. : the time in which a planet completes a revolution about the sun


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