- The definition of young is someone who has lived for a short time, or behaviors or things associated with someone who is not advanced in age.
A girl who is only two years old is an example of someone who would be described as a young girl.
Two young children.
young definition by Webster's New World
- being in an early period of life or growth; not old
- characteristic of youth in quality, appearance, or behavior; fresh; vigorous; strong; lively; active
- representing or embodying a new tendency, social movement, progressivism, etc.: the Young Turks
- of or having to do with youth or early life
- lately begun; not advanced or developed; in an early stage
- lacking experience or practice; immature; raw; ignorant; green
- younger than another of the same name or family; junior: young Jones or his father, the young Mr. Baker
- in a stage of increasing and more effective activity, as a stream cutting deep valleys or gorges
- having undergone little erosion, as a mountain range showing rugged topography
Origin: Middle English yonge ; from Old English geong, akin to German and amp; Dutch jung ; from Indo-European an unverified form yuwen- from source Classical Latin juvenis, Sanskrit yuvan-, young
- young people: often with the
- offspring, esp. young offspring, collectively: a bear and her young
- Young, Brigham 1801-77; U.S. Mormon leader
- Young, Edward 1683-1765; Eng. poet
- Young, Thomas 1773-1829; Eng. physician, physicist, & linguist
young definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective young·er, young·est
- Being in an early period of life, development, or growth.
- Newly begun or formed; not advanced: The evening is still young.
- Of, belonging to, or suggestive of youth or early life: He is young for his age.
- Vigorous or fresh; youthful.
- Lacking experience; immature: a young hand at plowing.
- Being the junior of two people having the same name.
- Geology Being of an early stage in a geologic cycle. Used of bodies of water and land formations.
- Young persons considered as a group; youth: entertainment for the young.
- Offspring; brood: a lioness with her young.
Origin: Middle English yong, from Old English geong; see yeu- in Indo-European roots.
- youngˈness noun
, Andrew Jackson, Jr. Born 1932.
, Brigham 1801-1877.
, Denton True Known as “Cy.” 1867-1955.
, Edward 1683-1765.
, Lester Willis Known as “Pres.” 1909-1959.
, Thomas 1773-1829.
, Whitney Moore, Jr. 1921-1971.
young - Medical Definition
, John 1907-1997.
, Thomas 1773-1829.
young - Phrases/Idioms