Definitions for YOUNG
yʌŋ; ˈyʌŋ gər; ˈyʌŋ gɪstyoung
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word YOUNG.
any immature animal
Young, Loretta Youngnoun
United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
Young, Whitney Young, Whitney Moore Young Jr.noun
United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
Young, Thomas Youngnoun
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)
Young, Pres Young, Lester Willis Youngnoun
United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
Young, Edward Youngnoun
English poet (1683-1765)
Young, Cy Young, Danton True Youngnoun
United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
Young, Brigham Youngnoun
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)
young people collectively
"rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt"
(used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
(of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
"new potatoes"; "young corn"
youthful, vernal, youngadjective
suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
"he is young for his age"
being in its early stage
"a young industry"; "the day is still young"
unseasoned, untested, untried, youngadjective
not tried or tested by experience
"unseasoned artillery volunteers"; "still untested in battle"; "an illustrator untried in mural painting"; "a young hand at plowing"
People who are young; young beings.
The younger generation.
The lion caught a gnu to feed its young.
To become or seem to become younger
To cause to appear younger
To exhibit younging
In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.
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.
Of or belonging to the early part of life.
Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.
for the younger of two people having the same given name.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: iong, eong , Saxon; jong, Dutch.
Guests should be interlarded, after the Persian custom, by ages young and old. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall.
He woos both high and low, both rich and poor,
Both young and old. William Shakespeare.
There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st,
But in his motion like an angel sings,
Still quiring to the young-ey’d cherubims. William Shakespeare.
I firmly am resolv’d
Not to bestow my youngest daughter,
Before I have a husband for the elder. William Shakespeare.
Thou old and true Menenius,
Thy tears are salter than a younger man’s,
And venomous to thine eyes. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.
He ordain’d a lady for his prize,
Generally praiseful, fair and young, and skill’d in housewiferies. George Chapman.
In timorous deer he hansels his young paws,
And leaves the rugged bear for firmer claws. Abraham Cowley.
Nor need’st by thy daughter to be told,
Though now thy sprity blood with age be cold,
Thou hast been young. Dryden.
When we say a man is young, we mean that his age is yet but a small part of that which usually men attain to: and when we denominate him old, we mean that his duration is run out almost to the end of that which men do not usually exceed. John Locke.
It will be but an ill example to prove, that dominion, by God’s ordination, belonged to the eldest son; because Jacob the youngest here had it. John Locke.
From earth they rear him struggling now with death,
And Nestor’s youngest stops the vents of breath. Alexander Pope.
Come, elder brother, thou art too young in this. William Shakespeare.
There be trees that bear best when they begin to be old, as almonds; the cause is, for that all trees that bear must have an oily fruit; and young trees have a more watry juice, and less concocted. Francis Bacon.
The offspring of animals collectively.
The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo so long,
That it had its head bit off by its young. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
So many days my ewes have been with young;
So many weeks ere the poor fools will yean. William Shakespeare.
The eggs disclos’d their callow young. John Milton.
The reason why birds are oviparous, and lay eggs, but do not bring forth their young alive, is because there might be more plenty. Henry More, Antidote against Atheism.
Not so her young; for their unequal line
Was heroes make, half human, half divine;
Their earthly mold obnoxious was to fate,
Th’ immortal part assum’d immortal state. Dryden.
Those insects, for whose young nature hath not made provision of sufficient sustenance, do themselves gather and lay up in store for them. John Ray, on the Creation.
Young is a song by American rock band Hollywood Undead. It is the fourth single from their debut studio album, Swan Songs, and is the sixth track on that album. The single was released after the album's release on April 13, 2009, with a music video directed by Kevin Kerslake released the same day.
Young is an adjective used to describe someone or something that is in the early stage of life, development, or maturity. It refers to individuals who have not yet reached adulthood or have recently entered into adulthood. Young can also refer to objects or concepts that are new, fresh, or recently established.
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
being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree
having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak
the offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively
Etymology: [OE. yung, yong, ong, 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. juvaa, juvan. 281. Cf. Junior, Juniper, Juvenile, Younker, Youth.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yung, adj. not long born: in early life: in the first part of growth: vigorous: relating to youth: junior, the younger of two persons having the same name: inexperienced: newly arrived—in Australia.—n. the offspring of animals.—adjs. Young′-eyed (Shak.), with the bright eyes of youth; Young′ish, somewhat young.—n. Young′ling, a young person or animal.—adj. youthful, young.—adv. Young′ly.—ns. Young′ness; Young′ster, a young person: a lad; Youngth (Spens.), youth.—adj. Youngth′ly (Spens.), youthful.—Young blood, fresh accession of strength; Young England, the name applied, during the Corn-Law struggle (1842-45), to a little band of young Tory politicians, who hated Free Trade and Radicalism, and professed a sentimental attachment to earlier forms of social life in England; Young England, America, &c., the rising generation in England, America, &c.; Young Ireland, a group of Irish politicians who broke away from O'Connell about 1844, because of his rooted aversion to physical force; Young Italy, an association of Italian republican agitators, active about 1834, under the lead of Mazzini; Young person, Mr Podsnap's phrase for youth generally, considered as too inexperienced to hear about some matters within the range of adult human experience—from Dickens's Our Mutual Friend; Young Pretender, Prince Charlie, as distinguished from his father the Pretender or Old Pretender.—With young, pregnant. [A.S. geong; Ger. jung; also conn. with L. juvenis, Sans. yuvan, young.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A word often used for uninitiated.--Young gentlemen, a general designation for midshipmen, whatever their age.
Having qualities relating to youth.
They were both young in their behaviour and outlook on life.
Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020
To have the body shape and skin of youth.
People are looking younger these days and choose to exercise and look after their body so look and feel more youthgul.
Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Young is ranked #32 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Young surname appeared 484,447 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 164 would have the surname Young.
66.2% or 320,995 total occurrences were White.
24.6% or 119,513 total occurrences were Black.
3% or 14,679 total occurrences were Asian.
2.6% or 12,886 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.5% or 12,499 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.7% or 3,827 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'YOUNG' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #272
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'YOUNG' in Written Corpus Frequency: #492
Rank popularity for the word 'YOUNG' in Adjectives Frequency: #14
The numerical value of YOUNG in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of YOUNG in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self confidence young. Keep your hope young.
The goal of the student community corps is to one, recognize the power that young people have to not only get vaccinated, but to help their peers get vaccinated. And it's also to recognize that, inherent in that power, is the fact that young people often want to hear from other young people, the student community corps is really intended to provide young people with the resources and support that they need to go out there and talk to their classmates, to their family members, and to their friends and help them get the information they need to get vaccinated. And sometimes that's information about the nature of the vaccine, sometimes it's information about the variants, the Delta variant, sometimes it's information about long Covid symptoms and the risks of going unvaccinated.
For five decades, Don Young was an institution in the hallowed halls of Congress : a serious legislator always bringing people together to do the People's work, the photographs of him with ten presidents of both parties who signed Don Young bills into law that proudly cover the walls of Don Young Rayburn office are a testament to Don Young longevity and Don Young legislative mastery.
As a young black woman, growing up in Mississippi, I learned that if you don't raise your hand, people won't see you, and they won't give you attention, but it's not about attention for being the running mate, it is about making sure that my qualifications aren't in question, because they're not just speaking to me, they're speaking to young black women, young women of color, young people of color, who wonder if they too can be seen.
It has been said that there is no fool like an old fool, except a young fool. But the young fool has first to grow up to be an old fool to realize what a damn fool he was when he was a young fool.
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