noun any immature animal
noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
noun United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
Whitney Moore Young Jr.; Whitney Young.
noun 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)
noun United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
Pres Young; Lester Willis Young.
noun English poet (1683-1765)
noun United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
Cy Young; Danton True Young.
noun 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)
noun young people collectively
- rock music appeals to the young
- youth everywhere rises in revolt
adjective (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
adjective satellite (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
adjective satellite suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
adjective satellite being in its early stage
- a young industry
- the day is still young
adjective satellite not tried or tested by experience
untried; untested; unseasoned.
- unseasoned artillery volunteers
- still untested in battle
- an illustrator untried in mural painting
- a young hand at plowing
, AS. geong
; akin to OFries. iung
, D. joing
, OS., OHG., & G. jung
, Icel. ungr
, Sw. & Dan. ung
, Goth. juggs
, Lith. jaunas
, Russ. iunuii
, L. juvencus
, Skr. juvaa
. . Cf. Junior
comparative Younger ; superlative Youngest
- 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.
"Whom the gods love, die young," has been too long carelessly said; . . . whom the gods love, live young forever.
Mrs. H. H. Jackson.
- Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree.
While the fears of the people were young.
- Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.
Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in this.
- The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively.
[The egg] bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
Their callow young.
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