Definitions for youngyʌŋ; ˈyʌŋ gər; ˈyʌŋ gɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

youngyʌŋ; ˈyʌŋ gər; ˈyʌŋ gɪst(adj.; n.)young•er; young•est

  1. (adj.)being in the first or early stage of life or growth.

  2. having the appearance, vigor, or other qualities of youth.

  3. of or pertaining to youth.

  4. not far advanced in years or experience in comparison with others.

  5. junior:

    the young Mr. Smith.

  6. being in an early stage, as of existence, development, or maturity:

    a young wine.

  7. representing or advocating recent or progressive tendencies, policies, or the like.

  8. (n.)young persons collectively.

  9. young offspring:

    a mother hen protecting her young.

Idioms for young:

  1. with young, (of an animal) pregnant.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of young:

bef. 900; ME yong(e), OE geong, c. OFris, OS, OHG jung, ON ungr, Go juggs; akin to L juvenis

young′ish(adj.)

Youngyʌŋ(n.)

  1. Brigham, 1801–77, U.S. leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Category: Biography

  2. Edward, 1683–1765, English poet.

    Category: Biography

  3. Marguerite (Vivian),born 1909, U.S. novelist and poet.

    Category: Biography

  4. Thomas, 1773–1829, English physician, physicist, and Egyptologist.

    Category: Biography

  5. Whitney M., Jr., 1921–71, U.S. social reformer and educator.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. young, offspring(noun)

    any immature animal

  2. Young, Loretta Young(noun)

    United States film and television actress (1913-2000)

  3. Young, Whitney Young, Whitney Moore Young Jr.(noun)

    United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)

  4. Young, Thomas 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)

  5. Young, Pres Young, Lester Willis Young(noun)

    United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)

  6. Young, Edward Young(noun)

    English poet (1683-1765)

  7. Young, Cy Young, Danton True Young(noun)

    United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)

  8. Young, Brigham 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)

  9. young, youth(adj)

    young people collectively

    "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt"

  10. young, immature(adj)

    (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

    "young people"

  11. new, young(adj)

    (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity

    "new potatoes"; "young corn"

  12. youthful, vernal, young(adj)

    suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

    "he is young for his age"

  13. young(adj)

    being in its early stage

    "a young industry"; "the day is still young"

  14. unseasoned, untested, untried, young(adj)

    not tried or tested by experience

    "unseasoned artillery volunteers"; "still untested in battle"; "an illustrator untried in mural painting"; "a young hand at plowing"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. young(adjective)ʌŋ

    not old

    a young boy; I was too young to remember.

  2. young(noun)ʌŋ

    all young people in general

    The young are at most risk from the disease.

  3. youngʌŋ

    an animal's babies

    a raccoon mother protecting her young

Wiktionary

  1. young(Noun)

    People who are young; young beings.

  2. young(Noun)

    The younger generation.

  3. young(Noun)

    Offspring.

    The lion caught a gnu to feed its young.

  4. young(Verb)

    To become or seem to become younger

  5. young(Verb)

    To cause to appear younger

  6. young(Verb)

    To exhibit younging

  7. young(Adjective)

    In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.

  8. young(Adjective)

    As if young; having the look or qualities of a young person.

    My grandmother is a very active woman and is quite young for her age.

  9. young(Adjective)

    Of or belonging to the early part of life.

  10. young(Adjective)

    Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

  11. Young(ProperNoun)

    for the younger of two people having the same given name.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Young

    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

  2. Young

    being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree

  3. Young

    having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak

  4. Young(noun)

    the offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively

Freebase

  1. Young

    Young is a town in the South West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia and is the centre of Young Shire. At the 2011 census, Young had a population of 6,960. Young is marketed as the Cherry Capital Of Australia and every year hosts the National Cherry Festival. Young is situated on the Olympic Highway and is approximately 2 hours drive from the Canberra area. Young is situated in a valley, with surrounding hills. The town is named after Sir John Young, the Governor of NSW during 1861-7.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'young' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #272

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'young' in Written Corpus Frequency: #492

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'young' in Adjectives Frequency: #14


Translations for young

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

young(adjective)

in the first part of life, growth, development etc; not old

a young person; Young babies sleep a great deal; A young cow is called a calf.

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