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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