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Adjective: young (younger,youngest)  yúng
  1. (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life, development or growth
    "young people";
    - immature
  2. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
    "young corn";
    - new
  3. Suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
    "he is young for his age";
    - youthful, vernal
  4. Being in its early stage
    "a young industry"; "the day is still young"
  5. Not tried or tested by experience
    "a young hand at ploughing";
    - unseasoned, untested, untried
Noun: young  yúng
  1. Any immature animal
    - offspring
  2. Young people collectively
    "rock music appeals to the young";
    - youth
Noun: Young  yúng
  1. English poet (1683-1765)
    - Edward Young
  2. United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
    - Lester Young, Pres Young, Lester Willis Young
  3. British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of colour vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)
    - Thomas Young
  4. 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)
    - Brigham Young
  5. United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
    - Whitney Young, Whitney Moore Young Jr.
  6. United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
    - Cy Young, Danton True Young
  7. United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    - Loretta Young

Derived forms: youngs, younger, youngest

See also: adolescent, age, boyish, boylike, childlike, childly, early, five-year-old, four-year-old, girlish, green [informal], immature, inexperienced, inexperient [non-standard], infantile, junior, little, new, newborn, one-year-old, preadolescent, preteen, puppyish, puppylike, schoolboyish, schoolgirlish, small, teen, teenage, teenaged, tender, three-year-old, two-year-old, youngish

Type of: actress, age bracket, age group, animal, animate being, ballplayer, baseball player, beast, brute, civil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker, cohort, creature, Egyptologist, fauna, physicist, poet, religious leader, saxist, saxophonist

Encyclopedia: Young, Mary