Definitions for: Young


[n] any immature animal
[n] young people collectively; "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt"
[n] United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)
[n] United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
[n] English poet (1683-1765)
[n] United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
[n] British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)
[n] United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
[n] United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
[adj] (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; "baby carrots"; "new potatoes"; "young corn"
[adj] (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"



Webster (1913) Definition: Young (y[u^]ng), a. [Compar. Younger
(y[u^][ng]"g[~e]r); superl. Youngest (-g[e^]st).] [OE.
yung, yong, [yogh]ong, [yogh]ung, AS. geong; akin to OFries.
iung, iong, D. joing, OS., OHG., & G. jung, Icel. ungr, Sw. &
Dan. ung, Goth. juggs, Lith. jaunas, Russ. iunuii, L.
juvencus, juvenis, Skr. juva[,c]a, juvan. [root]281. Cf.
Junior, Juniper, Juvenile, Younker, Youth.]
1. Not long born; still in the first part of life; not yet
arrived at adolescence, maturity, or age; not old;
juvenile; -- said of animals; as, a young child; a young
man; a young fawn.

For he so young and tender was of age. --Chaucer.

``Whom the gods love, die young,'' has been too long
carelessly said; . . . whom the gods love, live
young forever. --Mrs. H. H.
Jackson.

2. Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young
plant; a young tree.

While the fears of the people were young. --De Foe.

3. Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed;
ignorant; weak.

Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in
this. --Shak.


Young, n.
The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring
collectively.

[The egg] bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
Their callow young. --Milton.

With young, with child; pregnant.

Synonyms: adolescent, baby, baby(a), boyish, boylike, Brigham Young, childlike, childly, Cy Young, Danton True Young, early, Edward Young, formative, girlish, immature, infant(a), infantile, junior, Lester Willis Young, little, Loretta Young, new, newborn, offspring, preadolescent, Pres Young, preteen, puppyish, puppylike, schoolboyish, schoolgirlish, small, teen, teenage, teenaged, tender, Thomas Young, vernal, vulnerable, Whitney Moore Young Jr., Whitney Young, youngish, youth, youthful

Antonyms: aged, old

See Also: actress, age bracket, age group, animal, animate being, ballplayer, baseball player, beast, brute, civil rights leader, civil rights worker, cohort, creature, Egyptologist, fauna, hatchling, physicist, poet, religious leader, saxophonist, spat, young bird, young fish, young mammal

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Famous Quotes Containing Young:


I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me... the character. I think that's pretty cool!

-- Catherine Bell (British Model)

I knew from a young age that I could sing and it was impressed upon me that if I got a classically trained education in voice, it would serve as a foundation for whatever I chose to do.

-- Shuler Hensley (American Actor)

I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work.

-- Julian Bond (American Activist)

It makes me feel wonderful that people still care for me... that I have so many fans among young people, who write to me and tell me I have been an inspiration.

-- Bettie Page (American Model)

One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.

-- Dorothy Canfield Fisher (American Author)

I've experience first-hand the wonderful work organizations like J Bar J do for young people in Central Oregon and I am encouraged that the federal government is taking an active role in the Cascade Youth and Family Center.

-- Greg Walden (American Politician)

Nobody I represent is pretending to be the pope or a role model for young people. People have to live their lives. They have the right to smoke if they want.

-- Ben Affleck (American Actor)

One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people.

-- Alvin Ailey (American Dancer)

Our young people look up to us. Let us not let them down. Our young people need us. Saving them will make heroes of us all.

-- Gale Sayers (American Athlete)

Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.

-- Pope John Paul II (Polish Clergyman)

But, after all, we are a young nation, and vanity is a fault of youth.

-- Rebecca H. Davis ( -)

I'm not the same person I was. I used to act dumb. It was an act. I am 26 years old, and that act is no longer cute. It is not who I am, nor do I want to be that person for the young girls who looked up to me. I know now that I can make a difference, that I have the power to do that.

-- Paris Hilton (American Celebrity)

Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.

-- Quincy Jones (American Musician)

I want to find a way to reach young women emotionally and also to start providing clothing for them so that they can wear the same things their thin friends can wear. I really want to do evening wear and prom dresses for these girls.

-- Delta Burke (American Actress)

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.

-- John Ciardi (English Dramatist)

Well I had my kids so young that I kind of feel that I'm a kid too and am growing up with them. The things they're interested in tend to really influence me.

-- Reese Witherspoon (American Actress)

True, I am young, but for souls nobly born valor doesn't await the passing of years.

-- Pierre Corneille (French Dramatist)

We don't protect our young, and we tolerate predators of our own species.

-- Andrew Vachss (American Author)

You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n' roll will never die, and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life. I mean, he rocked, but he didn't roll. He has got no swing in him.

-- Joni Mitchell (Canadian Musician)

The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it.

-- Mignon McLaughlin (American Journalist)

The passions of the young are vices in the old.

-- Joseph Joubert (French Writer)

Yeah, yeah. I, I don't think I'm always right. But I don't think young people are always right, either.

-- Rube Goldberg (American Cartoonist)

I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs.

-- Peter Benchley (American Author)

Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It's so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan.

-- Uma Thurman (American Actress)

Today's population of adolescents and young adults is the largest in our nation's history.

-- Ruben Hinojosa (American Politician)

And being away and not performing for a long time and really connecting with my audience for a long time, I have a great responsibility to myself and to them to do it exactly the way the process was when I was young.

-- Jackie DeShannon (American Musician)

He would catapult you forward, and that was his intention with the Jazz Messengers. He would take young people with a potential and help them develop a voice as a player and as a writer.

-- Benny Green (British Musician)

There are moments when television systems are young and haven't formed properly, and there's room for lots of original stuff. Then things become more and more top-heavy with executives who are trying to guarantee the success of things.

-- Terry Gilliam (American Director)

I get a lot from all young people. I make movies for young people. If I made pictures for people my age, no one would see them. I hang with young people all the time.

-- Robert Evans (American Director)

Since I was very young I have always worked hard at whatever I have had to do.

-- Desi Arnaz (American Actor)

We get these overzealous young men and their girlfriends. It's happened occasionally where one of them will lean up against the front of the stage and the guy is behind her, and it starts off as just dancing and then it gets into something more.

-- Chris Frantz (American Musician)

It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love.

-- Victoria Woodhull (American Activist)

We're all idealistic when young.

-- Pat Oliphant (Australian Cartoonist)

We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.

-- Arthur Ashe (American Athlete)

I know I can handle dramatic roles, but I don't think I should have to play a young mother on crack to prove it.

-- Hilary Duff (American Actress)


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