Young meaning

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Lacking experience or practice; immature; raw; ignorant; green.
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Being in an early period of life, development, or growth.
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Newly begun or formed; not advanced.

A young biotech company.

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1773-1829; Eng. physician, physicist, & linguist.
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Young persons considered as a group; youth.

Entertainment for the young.

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Lacking experience; immature.

A young hand at plowing.

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Characteristic of youth in quality, appearance, or behavior; fresh; vigorous; strong; lively; active.
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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.

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Relating to, typical of, or suggestive of youth or early life.

He is young for his age.

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Being the junior of two people having the same name.
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Being of an early stage in a geologic cycle. Used of bodies of water and land formations.
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Offspring; brood.

A lioness with her young.

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Being in an early period of life or growth; not old.
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Representing or embodying a new tendency, social movement, progressivism, etc.

The Young Turks.

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Of or having to do with youth or early life.
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Lately begun; not advanced or developed; in an early stage.
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Younger than another of the same name or family; junior.

Young Jones or his father, the young Mr. Baker.

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Young people.
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Offspring, esp. young offspring, collectively.

A bear and her young.

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1801-77; U.S. Mormon leader.
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1683-1765; Eng. poet.
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Being in an early period of life, development, or growth.
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Offspring; brood.
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In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.

A lamb is a young sheep; these picture books are for young readers; the age of space travel is still young.

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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.

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Of or belonging to the early part of life.

The cynical world soon shattered my young dreams.

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People who are young; young beings.
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The younger generation.
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The lion caught a gnu to feed its young.

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(informal or demography) To become or seem to become younger.
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(informal or demography) To cause to appear younger.
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(geology) To exhibit younging.
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A British distinguishing surname for the younger of two people having the same given name.
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with young
  • Pregnant. Used of an animal.
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with young
  • Pregnant.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of young

  • Middle English yong from Old English geong yeu- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English yong, from Old English Ä¡eong, from Proto-Germanic *jungaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚yuh₁en-. Compare West Frisian and Dutch jong, German jung, Danish ung.
    From Wiktionary