What does Young mean?

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yʌŋ; ˈyʌŋ gər; ˈyʌŋ gɪstYoung

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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"

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

    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.]

  2. Young

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

    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.]

  3. Young

    having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak

    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.]

  4. Young(noun)

    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.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Young

    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

  1. young

    A word often used for uninitiated.--Young gentlemen, a general designation for midshipmen, whatever their age.

Editors Contribution

  1. young

    Having qualities relating to youth.

    They were both young in their behaviour and outlook on life.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  
  2. young

    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  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Young in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Young in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Young in a Sentence

  1. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P)- RESPONSIBILITY! AMERICANS LOVE TO SAY-IT IS, WHAT IT IS. I, RAS CARDO SAY:- RESPONSIBILITY IS FORESIGHT, NOT HINDSIGHT. IT IS LOOKING FAR BEYOND THE- HERE AND NOW OF THE CONSEQUENCES WHICH WILL MOST SURELY FLOW FROM OUR ACTIONS OR IN-ACTIONS. WE MUST SHOW YOUNG PEOPLE HOW TO-LOOK FOR IT, EMBRACE IT, AND USE IT BY BEING IT. THIS IS WHAT WE SHOULD MEAN WHEN WE SAY-IT IS, WHAT IT IS. IT IS SOMETHING , MUCH BETTER WHEN ITS SHARED.

  2. Republican Rep. Jason Lewis:

    What the welfare state has done to the black community, a hundred years of racism could not do, a hundred years of racism could not break it up, it could not destroy black families. Jim Crow could not do it. But what dependency has done, is has caused unwanted pregnancy, illegitimacy. It has told young black males that they are dispensable, they don't need to hang around when mom needs support or whatever and it has destroyed -- and not just black communities, but any urban community, and so what you've got here is now they're addicted. Large swaths of Hispanic communities, black communities are addicted to these, these subsidies.

  3. Chiara Bonini:

    In Lombardy, where I am from, the healthcare system has collapsed, there just isn't enough equipment. They choose the young, the medical rule of trying to save who has more probability to live.

  4. Benji Backer from Wisconsin:

    As a proud American, as a life-long conservative and as a young person, I urge you to accept climate change for the reality it is and respond accordingly. We need your leadership.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    When I think about what young people today have gone through, what they have known from our country, starting with a horrible attack on 9/11, going into the great recession, there is no wonder that they along with so many of us are saying, wait a minute, we are better than this, we can do more.

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