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:


It's nice to see the young ones 7, 8, 9 years old. It seems like they know you through their parents.

-- Guy Lafleur (Canadian Athlete)

Later on, there were some problems with our navy, so he made me the head of the navy - all things that I hardly knew anything about. I was basically an ignorant young man.

-- Shimon Peres (Israeli Statesman)

When I was young, I was told that I had a sulky, pouty face.

-- Maureen O'Hara (Irish Actress)

Your life changes. Everything has to be done perfectly, and I didn't follow that. I lived my life as if I wasn't in the public eye. I thought, 'I'm young. I have the right to experience new things, and if I want to go to a bar and get drunk, that's my prerogative.'

-- Shannen Doherty (American Actress)

I think young people should have a lot of fun. But I never seem to have any.

-- Syd Barrett (English Musician)

Medicaid is a vital safety net for New York's poor and vulnerable, young and old alike.

-- James T. Walsh (American Politician)

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)

But as a young kid, I never did, really have an ambition to be a farmer. I never thought, gee, I would like to farm, and I want to raise these crops. I didn't quite know what I wanted to do.

-- Sam Donaldson (American Journalist)

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)

When I see these young girls who are dreaming the dream that I'm living, it's very very exciting and it puts a big smile on my face.

-- Sue Wicks (American Athlete)

It is unfortunate that the poor judgment shown by a small group of young actors has tarnished the reputation of every child who has ever appeared before a camera.

-- Fred Savage (American Actor)

My playground was the theatre. I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.

-- Gwyneth Paltrow (American Actress)

Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home.

-- Roald Dahl (British Novelist)

I was born old and get younger every day. At present I am sixty years young.

-- Herbert Beerbohm Tree (English Actor)

Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.

-- Thomas de Quincey (English Author)

If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.

-- Gloria Steinem (American Activist)

I believed my story would be helpful to young women my daughter's age, who are still in the process of forming themselves as women, and in need of encouragement to remain true to themselves.

-- Joyce Maynard (American Writer)

One likes to think one grows as a writer as one ages, else all you get is an "old" young writer. Beyond that is the changing landscape of the universe and the stories I choose to tell.

-- Raymond E. Feist (American Author)

The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young.

-- Kate Millett (American Activist)

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.

-- Steve Buyer (American Politician)

We need to make sure parents and coaches are aware of the dangers an on the look-out for the warning signs. Performance enhancing drugs are too damaging to young people for parents and coaches to not be involved.

-- Chuck Grassley (American Politician)

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

-- Andrew Vachss (American Author)

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.

-- Pearl S. Buck (American Novelist)

Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed.

-- Jan de Hartog (Dutch Writer)

I've been dating younger men since my 20s, When I was 29, I dated someone 21... younger men are just more fun. I like their energy. I've always been kind of young for my age.

-- Dana Delany (American Actress)

You are only young once, and if you work it right, once is enough.

-- Joe E. Lewis ( Comedian)

When you're a young actor you like to go for characters with a bit of flair, so in many films I ended up playing the weirdos. I can assure you I'm not a psycho or a criminal or a bully.

-- Kiefer Sutherland (Canadian Actor)

You know, I feel sorry for the young artists.

-- Waylon Jennings (American Musician)

I think I was always subconsciously driven by an attempt to restate that faith and to show where it was properly grounded, how it grew out of what a great many young men on both sides felt and believed and were brave enough to do.

-- Bruce Catton (American Historian)

When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences.

-- Frederick Sanger (English Scientist)

Virginity is such a personal thing. You can't judge anyone on it. A lot of young women feel they want to save themselves for the man who they think they'll love forever.

-- Joyce Brothers (American Psychologist)

I did important films when I was very young.

-- Catherine Deneuve (French Actress)

My first film goes into production in October. It's called White Boy Shuffle and it's based on a novel about a young black kid and it's sort of reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye.

-- Ryan Phillippe (American Actor)

Young entrepreneurs should spend an awful lot of time thinking about what they want to go into.

-- John Kluge (German Businessman)

I'd had no particular interest in the Southwest at all as a young girl, and I was completely surprised that the desert stole my heart to the extent it did.

-- Terri Windling ( Artist)


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