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young

 (yŭng)
adj. young·er, young·est
1. Being in an early period of life, development, or growth.
2. Newly begun or formed; not advanced: a young biotech company.
3. Relating to, typical of, or suggestive of youth or early life: He is young for his age.
4. Lacking experience; immature: a young hand at plowing.
5. Being the junior of two people having the same name.
6. Geology Being of an early stage in a geologic cycle. Used of bodies of water and land formations.
n.
1. Young persons considered as a group; youth: entertainment for the young.
2. Offspring; brood: a lioness with her young.
Idiom:
with young
Pregnant. Used of an animal.

[Middle English yong, from Old English geong; see yeu- in Indo-European roots.]

young′ness n.
Synonyms: young, youthful, adolescent, immature, juvenile, childish, puerile, infantile
These adjectives relate to an early stage of growth or development and to its accompanying characteristics. Young is the most general, applying to various periods of life, generally before middle age, as well as to inanimate entities: a young child; a young couple; a young galaxy.
It can suggest a youthful attitude or outlook regardless of chronological age: young at heart.
Youthful suggests the positive characteristics, such as enthusiasm, freshness, or energy, that are traditionally associated with youth: approached the task with youthful ardor.
Adolescent connotes the physical and especially mental or emotional characteristics of those between childhood and maturity; it is generally not disparaging except when used of an adult: adolescent insecurity; an adolescent outburst from the trial lawyer.
Immature is more clearly judgmental, implying that someone falls short of an expected level of mental or emotional development for his or her age: an emotionally immature adult.
Juvenile suggests the immaturity usually associated with adolescents, but it can convey an attitude of tolerance as well as criticism: the juvenile pranks of the conventioneers.
Childish is similar to juvenile but with a younger frame of reference, often suggesting selfishness, stubbornness, or lack of restraint: a committee member with a childish need to have the last word.
However, it can also suggest such positive qualities of children as innocence and wholeheartedness: took childish delight in tending his garden.
Puerile and infantile are used derogatorily to suggest extreme immaturity, especially with regard to social manners: a puerile joke; an infantile boast.

young

(jʌŋ)
adj, younger (ˈjʌŋɡə) or youngest (ˈjʌŋɡɪst)
1.
a. having lived, existed, or been made or known for a relatively short time: a young man; a young movement; a young country.
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the young.
2. youthful or having qualities associated with youth; vigorous or lively: she's very young for her age.
3. of or relating to youth: in my young days.
4. having been established or introduced for a relatively short time: a young member.
5. in an early stage of progress or development; not far advanced: the day was young.
6. (Physical Geography) geography
a. (of mountains) formed in the Alpine orogeny and still usually rugged in outline
b. another term for youthful4
7. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) of or relating to a rejuvenated group or movement or one claiming to represent the younger members of the population, esp one adhering to a political ideology: Young England; Young Socialists.
n
8. (Biology) (functioning as plural) offspring, esp young animals: a rabbit with her young.
9. (Biology) with young (of animals) pregnant
[Old English geong; related to Old Saxon, Old High German iung, Old Norse ungr, Latin iuvenis, Sanskrit yuvan]
ˈyoungish adj

Young

(jʌŋ)
n
1. (Biography) Brigham (ˈbrɪɡəm). 1801–77, US Mormon leader, who led the Mormon migration to Utah and founded Salt Lake City (1847)
2. (Biography) Edward. 1683–1765, English poet and dramatist, noted for his Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality (1742–45)
3. (Biography) Lester. 1909–59, US saxophonist and clarinettist. He was a leading early exponent of the tenor saxophone in jazz
4. (Biography) Neil (Percival). born 1945, Canadian rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His albums include Harvest (1972), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Ragged Glory (1990), and Prairie Wind (2005)
5. (Biography) Thomas. 1773–1829, English physicist, physician, and Egyptologist. He helped to establish the wave theory of light by his experiments on optical interference and assisted in the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone

young

(yʌŋ)

adj. young•er (ˈyʌŋ gər)
young•est (ˈyʌŋ gɪst)

n. adj.
1. being in the first or early stage of life or growth.
2. having the appearance, vigor, or other qualities of youth.
3. of or pertaining to youth.
4. not far advanced in years or experience in comparison with others.
5. junior: the young Mr. Smith.
6. being in an early stage, as of existence, development, or maturity: a young wine.
7. representing or advocating recent or progressive tendencies, policies, or the like.
n.
8. young persons collectively.
9. young offspring: a mother hen protecting her young.
Idioms:
with young, (of an animal) pregnant.
[before 900; Middle English yong(e), Old English geong, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German jung, Old Norse ungr, Gothic juggs; akin to Latin juvenis]
young′ish, adj.

Young

(yʌŋ)

n.
1. Brigham, 1801–77, U.S. leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
2. Edward, 1683–1765, English poet.
3. Marguerite (Vivian), born 1909, U.S. novelist and poet.
4. Thomas, 1773–1829, English physician, physicist, and Egyptologist.
5. Whitney M., Jr., 1921–71, U.S. social reformer and educator.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.young - any immature animal
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
hatchling - any recently hatched animal (especially birds)
orphan - a young animal without a mother
young mammal - any immature mammal
young bird - a bird that is still young
spat - a young oyster or other bivalve
young fish - a fish that is young
2.young - United States film and television actress (1913-2000)Young - United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
3.Young - United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
4.Young - 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 - United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
6.young - English poet (1683-1765)Young - English poet (1683-1765)    
7.Young - United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
8.young - United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph SmithYoung - 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 - young people collectivelyyoung - young people collectively; "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt"
age bracket, age group, cohort - a group of people having approximately the same age
aged, elderly - people who are old collectively; "special arrangements were available for the aged"
Adj.1.young - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"
animate thing, living thing - a living (or once living) entity
immature - not yet mature
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
junior - younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
2.young - (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; "new potatoes"; "young corn"
early - being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
3.young - suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh; "he is young for his age"
young, immature - (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people"
4.young - being in its early stage; "a young industry"; "the day is still young"
new - not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World"
5.young - not tried or tested by experience; "unseasoned artillery volunteers"; "still untested in battle"; "an illustrator untried in mural painting"; "a young hand at plowing"
inexperienced, inexperient - lacking practical experience or training

young

adjective
1. immature, juvenile, youthful, little, growing, green, junior, infant, adolescent, callow, unfledged, in the springtime of life I was still too young to understand what was going on.
immature adult, mature, old, aged, senior, elderly, grown-up, ripe, venerable, full-grown
2. early, new, undeveloped, fledgling, newish, not far advanced the larvae, the young stages of the worm
early old, developed, advanced
plural noun
1. offspring, babies, litter, family, issue, brood, little ones, progeny The hen may not be able to feed its young.
offspring parents, adults, grown-ups

young

adjective
Being in an early period of growth or development:
noun
1. Young people collectively:
2. The offspring, as of an animal or a bird, for example, that are the result of one breeding season:
Translations
حدثشابشَابّصِغار، أبْناءصغير
млад
mladýmladé
ungungelille
juna
nuorinuorisopoikaset
mladneiskusan
fiatalifjú
ungarungur
若い
어린
iuvenis
jaunasjaunikliaijaunimas
jaunsmazsmazuļi
tânăr
mladý
mladmladičmladina
ungunge
อ่อนวัย
молодий
trẻ

young

[jʌŋ]
A. ADJ (younger (compar) (youngest (superl)))
1. (= not old) [person, animal] → joven; [child] → pequeño, de corta edad
my younger brothermi hermano menor or pequeño
she is two years younger than mees dos años más joven que yo, tiene dos años menos que yo
if I were ten years youngersi tuviera diez años menos, si fuera diez años más joven
I'm not so young as I was, I'm not getting any youngerlos años no perdonan or no pasan en balde
young Britainla juventud británica
Pitt the youngerPitt el joven
she started writing poetry at a very young agecomenzó a escribir poesía siendo muy joven
at a very young age he was sent to boarding schoolsiendo muy pequeño lo mandaron a un internado
in my young(er) dayscuando era joven, en mi juventud
they have a young familytienen niños pequeños
she looks quite young for her ageaparenta bastante menos edad de la que tiene, parece bastante más joven de lo que es
the younger generationla generación de los más jóvenes
the younger generation of film-makersla generación de cineastas jóvenes
young hopefuljoven aspirante mf
a young ladyuna joven
why thank you, young lady!¡muchas gracias, señorita or joven!
now look here, young lady!¡atiende, jovencita!
a young manun joven
you've done well, young manmuy bien hecho, muchacho
she's out with her young manha salido con su novio or chico
to marry youngcasarse joven
it is enjoyed by millions, young and oldmillones lo disfrutan, grandes y pequeños
a young personuna persona joven
you're as young as you feella edad se lleva dentro
young at heartjoven de espíritu
the night is youngla noche es joven
you're only young oncesólo se vive una vez
see also Turk
2. (= youthful) that dress is too young for herese vestido es para alguien más joven
the family business was in need of young bloodel negocio familiar necesitaba savia nueva
he has a very young outlookpiensa como los jóvenes, tiene mentalidad de joven
3. (= new) [moon] → nuevo; [plant, spinach, wheat] → tierno; [wine, country] → joven
the 20th century was still youngel siglo XX estaba todavía en sus comienzos
B. NPL
1. (= offspring) [of animals] → crías fpl
a mother defending her younguna madre protegiendo a sus crías
to be with youngestar preñada
2. (= young people) the younglos jóvenes, la juventud
C. CPD young gun N (= actor, sportsman etc) → joven valor m
young offender N (Brit) → delincuente mf juvenil

young

[ˈjʌŋ]
adjjeune
a young man → un jeune homme
As a young man I was very shy → Quand j'étais jeune, j'étais très timide.
a young woman → une jeune femme
young people → les jeunes
to be young for one's age → ne pas faire son âge
npl
[animal] → petits mpl
(= young people) the young → les jeunes

young

adj (+er)jung; wine, grass alsoneu; the young moonder Mond im ersten Viertel; young peoplejunge Leute pl; a young people’s magazineeine Jugendzeitschrift; young people’s fashionsJugendmoden pl; young ladyjunge Dame; young manjunger Mann; they have a young familysie haben kleine Kinder; he is young at hearter ist innerlich jung geblieben; you are only young onceman ist or du bist nur einmal jung; at a young agein frühen Jahren; if I were ten years youngerwenn ich zehn Jahre jünger wäre; I’m not getting any youngerich werde auch nicht jünger; he is young for his ageer ist noch sehr jung; that dress is too young for hersie ist zu alt für dieses Kleid; you young rascal! (inf)du kleiner Schlingel!; young Mr Brownder junge Herr Brown; Pitt the YoungerPitt der Jüngere; the night is youngdie Nacht ist (noch) jung; Young Americadie Jugend in Amerika, die amerikanische Jugend; he’s a very young fortyer ist ein sehr jugendlicher or sehr jung gebliebener Vierziger
adv marry, have childrenjung; live fast, die youngleb jetzt und stirb jung
pl
(= people) the youngdie Jugend, die jungen Leute; young and oldjung und alt; books for the youngJugendbücher pl
(= animals)Junge pl; with youngträchtig

young

[jʌŋ]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → giovane; (vegetables) → novello/a; (offender) → minorenne
a young man → un giovanotto
a young lady → una signorina
they have a young family → hanno dei bambini piccoli
in my young days → quand'ero giovane
she's not so young as she was → non è più tanto giovane
the younger son → il figlio minore
he is two years younger than her → ha due anni meno di lei
if I were 15 years younger → se avessi 15 anni di meno
you're only young once → si è giovani una volta sola
she's young at heart → è giovane di spirito
he looks young for his age → sembra più giovane di quanto sia in realtà
the night is young → la notte è appena cominciata
to grow or get younger → ringiovanire
the younger generation → la nuova generazione
2. npl (of animals) → piccoli mpl, prole fsg
the young (young people) → i giovani

young

(jaŋ) adjective
in the first part of life, growth, development etc; not old. a young person; Young babies sleep a great deal; A young cow is called a calf.
noun plural
the group of animals or birds produced by parents. Most animals defend their young.
ˈyoungster noun
a young person. A group of youngsters were playing football.
the young
young people in general.

young

شَابّ mladý ung jung νεαρός joven nuori jeune mlad giovane 若い 어린 jong ung młody jovem молодой ung อ่อนวัย genç trẻ 年轻的

young

a. joven; juvenil.

young

adj joven; — person joven mf
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The four young faces on which the firelight shone brightened at the cheerful words, but darkened again as Jo said sadly, "We haven't got Father, and shall not have him for a long time.
It didn't matter so much when you were a little girl, but now you are so tall, and turn up your hair, you should remember that you are a young lady.
As young readers like to know `how people look', we will take this moment to give them a little sketch of the four sisters, who sat knitting away in the twilight, while the December snow fell quietly without, and the fire crackled cheerfully within.
A regular snow maiden, with blue eyes, and yellow hair curling on her shoulders, pale and slender, and always carrying herself like a young lady mindful of her manners.
The thing to get at is what the writer, or the young thing within the writer, was thinking about.
He imagined the young indescribable thing within himself was driving a long procession of figures be- fore his eyes.
That in the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as a truth.
It was the young thing inside him that saved the old man.
Forgive me, but the articles in the October issue ("Are young people getting the message?
The number of young adult fiction books published has risen by about 30 percent in the last five years, and in this rush for profit, communities of color have been a target, for better and worse.
The AICPA has launched the Young CPA Network in an effort to address the needs of and support for young professionals.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young apparently didn't get the memo.