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:


Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.

-- Walt Disney (American Cartoonist)

One of the tragedies of the struggle against racism is that up to now there has been no national organization which could speak to the growing militancy of young black people in the urban ghetto.

-- Stokely Carmichael (American Activist)

And having suffered for part of the war when I was a child. I was too young to really understand what was going on but one of my favorite pieces of animation now is that Goodbye Blue Sky in The Wall because that deals directly with that period in time.

-- Gerald Scarfe (British Artist)

Schools must stop being holding pens to keep energetic young people off the job market and off the streets. We stretch puberty out a long, long time.

-- Toni Morrison (American Novelist)

I am very puzzled by the fact that young people are getting infected again. They don't take precautions despite an enormous amount of information. It's like riding a race car at 200 kilometers an hour. Some people like the risk.

-- Luc Montagnier (French Scientist)

People forget what it was like to be young, the stuff I'm expressing now is for the first time.

-- Joss Stone (English Musician)

I'm still grappling with all the things most people resolve by the time they're 35. Maybe that's why I make music that is relevant to young people. I'm emotionally stuck at the age of 13.

-- Siobhan Fahey (British Musician)

Throughout the history of our young nation, we have seen our military go bravely into battle, armed with courage and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

-- John M. McHugh (American Politician)

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)

I should think just about every young writer - which I was at the time - would be influenced by HPL. As an American writer of weird fiction, he was at the top of the class.

-- Brian Lumley (English Writer)

They can't make any of these talented young actors Fletch. You might as well make a movie called Chevy Chase.

-- Chevy Chase (American Comedian)

Well, we've faced very difficult decisions and challenges in our country, every one of us have, as we - since September 11th, as we fought the war on terror, all of those decisions that the President had to make to put young men and women in harm's way.

-- Laura Bush (American First Lady)

A youthful American voice isn't particularly challenging - I've been a young American, and they're all around me. I can walk from my house to Barrington High School.

-- Gene Wolfe (American Writer)

Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.

-- Natalie Clifford Barney (American Author)

There is no obstacle in the path of young people who are poor or members of minority groups that hard work and preparation cannot cure.

-- Barbara Jordan (American Lawyer)

Don Quixote is one that comes to mind in comparison to mine, in that they both involve journeys undertaken by older men. That is unusual, because generally the hero of a journey story is very young.

-- David Guterson (American Author)

Asthma research is a lot better and new medicines are always coming out to help young people.

-- Dominique Wilkins (French Athlete)

With Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young... we're very strong individuals, and we want our lives to be led the way we want them to.

-- Graham Nash (British Musician)

Young leading cadres have risen up by helicopter. They should really rise step by step.

-- Deng Xiaoping (Chinese Leader)

There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.

-- Nina Simone (American Musician)

The first time I lived in L.A. I was too young. I really wanted to be back home in Vancouver.

-- Sarah Chalke (Canadian Actress)

The first task of the association must therefore be to form the young members.

-- Adam Weishaupt (German Clergyman)

In 1995, I founded The Molecular Sciences Institute with a gift from the Philip Morris Company where I hoped that we could create an environment where young people could pursue science in an atmosphere of harmonious purpose and high intellectual challenge.

-- Sydney Brenner (British Scientist)

It was sort of just a family sport. My mom and dad were pretty keen golfers when I was young and so were my grandparents, and I just sort of tagged along with them.

-- Karrie Webb (Australian Athlete)

I had been in a film, playing a young British aristocrat. My wife told me that she was invited to a dinner and she invited me to dinner and the hostess had seen me and said, 'You cannot bring him.' but I think that I've done enough to shatter the image.

-- Michael York (British Actor)

When you're young, try to be realistic; as you get older, become idealistic. You'll live longer.

-- Anthony J. D'Angelo ( -)

I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.

-- Audre Lorde (American Poet)

The clarification of visual forms and their organization in integrated patterns as well as the attribution of such forms to suitable objects is one of the most effective training grounds of the young mind.

-- Rudolf Arnheim (German Artist)

Other people like Neil Young and Dennis Hopper, those are just really close knit family friends.

-- Amber Tamblyn (American Actress)

From birth to death, anyone can fish. I just think it's fantastic to see old people going fishing with young people and teaching them things. I'm very, very critical.

-- Rex Hunt (Australian Entertainer)

When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco.

-- Arturo Toscanini (Italian Musician)

I've been very lucky to work on a wide variety of projects, including two long-run and top-10 dramatic television shows. That is why it is so important to offer a helping hand to the next generation of young Latinos coming up behind me.

-- Jimmy Smits (American Actor)

Educating young people about the harms of drugs is essential.

-- John Walters (British Musician)

In some ways Lester Young is the most complex rhythmically of any musician. He does some things which are just phenomenal.

-- Lee Konitz (American Musician)

It is as well perhaps that this is not the first time I have been swept off my feet. In the days of my blessed youth there were such occasions; in what young person's life do they not occur?

-- Knut Hamsun (Norwegian Author)


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