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Adjective, Noun


Noun young has 9 senses

Adjective young has 5 senses


younga. [OE. yung, yong, , , 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, juvan. Junior, Juniper, Juvenile, Younker, Youth.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "For he so young and tender was of age."  [1913 Webster]
    "“Whom the gods love, die young,” has been too long carelessly said; . . . whom the gods love, live young forever."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree.  [1913 Webster]
    "While the fears of the people were young."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in this."  [1913 Webster]
     The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively.  [1913 Webster]
    "[The egg] bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
    Their callow young.
    "  [1913 Webster]
With young, with child; pregnant.


young, adj. & n.
--adj. (younger; youngest)
1 not far advanced in life, development, or existence; not yet old.
2 immature or inexperienced.
3 felt in or characteristic of youth (young love; young ambition).
4 representing young people (Young Conservatives; Young England).
5 distinguishing a son from his father (young Jones).
6 (younger) a distinguishing one person from another of the same name (the younger Pitt). b Sc. the heir of a landed commoner.
--n. (collect.) offspring, esp. of animals before or soon after birth.

with young (of an animal) pregnant. young blood see BLOOD. younger hand Cards the second player of two. young fustic see FUSTIC. young hopeful see HOPEFUL. young idea the child's mind. young lady colloq. a girlfriend or sweetheart. young man a boyfriend or sweetheart. young person Law (in the UK) a person generally between 14 and
17 years of age. Young Pretender Charles Stuart (1720-80), grandson of James II and claimant to the British throne. young thing archaic or colloq. an indulgent term for a young person.
Young Turk
1 a member of a revolutionary party in Turkey in 1908.
2 a young person eager for radical change to the established order. young turk offens. a violent child or youth. young 'un colloq. a youngster. young woman colloq. a girlfriend or sweetheart.
youngish adj. youngling n.
OE g(e)ong f. Gmc



adolescent, babies, babyhood, babyish, boyhood, boyish, brood, callow, childish, childkind, childlike, children, clutch, crude, dewy, ever-new, evergreen, farrow, firsthand, fledgling, florescent, flowering, fresh, fry, get, girlhood, girlish, green, hatch, immature, inexperienced, infant, infantile, innocent, intact, issue, junior, juvenal, juvenescent, juvenile, kids, litter, little kids, little ones, maiden, maidenly, minor, naive, neoteric, nest, nestling, new, new generation, offspring, original, pristine, progeny, pubescent, puerile, raw, rising generation, sempervirent, small fry, sophomoric, spat, spawn, teenaged, tots, unbeaten, undeveloped, unfinished, unfledged, unformed, unhandled, uninitiated, unpracticed, unripe, unseasoned, unsophisticated, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, unversed, vernal, virgin, virginal, young blood, young fry, young people, youngling, youth, youthful, youthlike, youthy




N newness, novelty, recency, immaturity, youth, gloss of novelty, innovation, renovation, modernism, mushroom, parvenu, latest fashion, new, novel, recent, fresh, green, young, evergreen, raw, immature, unsettled, yeasty, virgin, untried, unhandseled, untrodden, untrod, unbeaten, fire-new, span-new, late, modern, neoteric, hypermodern, nouveau, new-born, nascent, neonatal, new-fashioned, new-fangled, new-fledged, of yesterday, just out, brand-new, up to date, up to the minute, with it, fashionable, in fashion, in, hip, vernal, renovated, sempervirent, sempervirid, fresh as a rose, fresh as a daisy, fresh as paint, spick and span, newly, afresh, anew, lately, just now, only yesterday, the other day, latterly, of late, not long ago, a short time ago, di novello tutto par bello, nullum est jam dictum quod non dictum est prius, una scopa nuova spazza bene.


N youth, juvenility, juvenescence, juniority, infancy, babyhood, childhood, boyhood, girlhood, youthhood, incunabula, minority, nonage, teens, tender age, bloom, cradle, nursery, leading strings, pupilage, puberty, pucelage, prime of life, flower of life, springtide of life, seedtime of life, golden season of life, heyday of youth, school days, rising generation, young, youthful, juvenile, green, callow, budding, sappy, puisne, beardless, under age, in one's teens, in statu pupillari, younger, junior, hebetic, unfledged, youth on the prow and pleasure at the helm, youth a the glad season of life.

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