• WordNet 3.6
    • adj young (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity "new potatoes","young corn"
    • adj 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"
    • adj young being in its early stage "a young industry","the day is still young"
    • adj young (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth "young people"
    • adj young suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh "he is young for his age"
    • n young any immature animal
    • n young young people collectively "rock music appeals to the young","youth everywhere rises in revolt"
    • n Young 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)
    • n Young United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
    • n Young English poet (1683-1765)
    • n Young United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
    • n 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)
    • n Young United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
    • n Young United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

32. Phora and its Young 32. Phora and its Young
142. Ixodes albipictus and young 142. Ixodes albipictus and young
Photo of a Young Yosemite Photo of a Young Yosemite
Father William and the Young Man Father William and the Young Man

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
    • Young Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree. "While the fears of the people were young ."
    • Young Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak. "Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in this."
    • 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. "For he so young and tender was of age.""“Whom the gods love, die young ,” has been too long carelessly said; . . . whom the gods love, live young forever."
    • n Young The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively. "The egg] bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
      Their callow young ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Because of Davy Jones's popularity as a member of The Monkees, another young singer in London, also named David Jones, was forced to change his name to David Bowie.
    • young In physical geography, exhibiting an early stage of the geographic cycle, when sculpture or dissection is not far advanced.
    • young Being in the first or early stage of life; not long born; not yet arrived at maturity or full age; not old: said of animals: as, a young child; a young man; a young horse.
    • young Being in the first or early stage of growth: as, a young plant; a young tree.
    • young Being in the first or early part of existence generally; not yet far advanced, of long duration, or of full development; recent; newly come to pass or to be.
    • young Having the appearance and freshness or vigor of youth; youthful in look or feeling; fresh; vigorous.
    • young Having little experience; ignorant; raw; green.
    • young Pertaining or relating to youth; spent or passed during youth; youthful: as, in his younger days he was very hot-headed.
    • young Junior: applied to the younger of two persons, especially when they have the same name or title: as, young Mr. Thomas Ray called with a message from his father.
    • young Newly or lately arrived.
    • n young Offspring collectively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix all died at the young age of 27.
    • adj Young yung 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 Young the offspring of animals
    • adj Young youthful, young
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  • Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
    Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
    “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.”
  • Proverb
    “If the young knew and the old could, there is nothing that couldn't be done.”
  • Oliver Herford
    Oliver Herford
    “Only the young die good.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “I am not young enough to know everything.”
  • Greek Proverb
    Greek Proverb
    “A heart that loves is always young.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Love is too young to know what conscience is.”


Young blood - Young people with new ideas and fresh approaches are young blood.
Young Turk - A Young Turk is a young person who is rebellious and difficult to control in a company, team or organisation.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. yung, yong, ȝong, ȝung, 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. juvaça, juvan,. √281. Cf. Junior Juniper Juvenile Younker Youth


In literature:

The chief fault in the character of young Peregrine Orme was that he was so young.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Young man and young woman, beware of bad habits formed in early life.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
But young ladies and young men would sometimes spend a whole evening in singing beautiful old songs.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It was a happy day when the young sailor landed and surprised his father and mother by walking in upon them.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
He is young, you know, and has had no real responsibility.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
I say, Rick, see my young brother up to the school, will you?
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
You are young, and you are around consid'able and know the actions of young folks.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
I was young and it's been so long.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Young women were seized and required to sacrifice to idols.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
The childish affection faded from both hearts, and the young man was as well pleased to be off it as the young lady was.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth

In poetry:

Merry, merry Christmas,
Better gifts than gold;
Merry, merry Christmas
To the young and old.
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
O rose! forbear to flaunt yourself,
All bloom and dew—
I once, sad-hearted as I am,
Was young as you.
"To A Rose" by Richard Le Gallienne
And, singing as when all was young,
They will recall
Those others, lived but left unsung –
The best of all
"To My Wife" by William Ernest Henley
He told a story to her,
A story young yet old--
And was it of the mystic things
Men's eyes shall ne'er behold?
"Under The Rose" by Madison Julius Cawein
They left their sad young sister
and sailed for many a mile:
brothers going birding
and bound for Kolbeinn's Isle.
"Kolbeinn's Isle" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
She told us–oh, so often–
How little girls and boys,
In the good days when she was young,
Never made any noise.
"When We Went Out With Grandmamma" by Kate Greenaway

In news:

Young women are more ambitious than young men.
Neil Young performs during the Farm Aid 2012 concert at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pa. Just exactly what makes Neil Young tick has been one of the great mysteries of popular music.
It started with a couple guitar lessons, the master Carscadden teaching the young jedi O'Reilly a few chords, and then it becomes clear, the young Jedi was born ready.
A young teenage girl raised thousands of dollars to buy high-tech gadgets for the young patients at a local hospital.
It is unfair to the legacy of Michael Young to call Saturday the day the Rangers lost Young and Zach Greinke.
They are (pictured from left) Juliann Boddorf, Alexis Young, Ala Small, Korinne Young, Kaston Mohney, Marissa Greenblatt, Elissa Hill and coach George Wehrle.
Young adult and paranormal readers will enjoy this continuing series about a young teenage dragon in "Blazing The Trail" by Deborah Cooke .
Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Guns N' Roses are just two of the many artists who will perform at the 26th annual edition of Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert this weekend.
Three young women have made a positive and powerful impact empowering young women in Alabama to reach their dreams.
We have a young roster with young players, and that's the reality of it, too.
Fun for the young and young at heart.
Philadelphia 76ers' Nick Young (1) passes to teammate Thaddeus Young, right, as Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) and George Hill (3) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, Dec 14, 2012, in Indianapolis.
Gypsy was born to Engenetta A (Reger) Young and Frederick D Young on June 12, 1911, on a farm near Spencer, Roane County, W.Va.
Java Cabana, Cooper-Young's coffeehouse at 2170 Young, will host a 20th anniversary celebration on Saturday.
When five young men escaped from a juvenile detention center a month and a half ago in Augusta, it was the latest in a string of setbacks for officials trying to turn around Georgia's system for young criminals.

In science:

Standard Young tableaux are important in combinatorics and representation theory.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Let us indicate an application of this probability measure on standard Young tableaux.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
The Young’s moduli of the models can be described in terms of simple two parameter relations [e.g., Eq. (1) in the low density limit].
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
Young, Critical Exponents of the Three Dimensional Random Field Ising Model, J.
Computer Science in Physics
Young, Triviality of the Ground State Structure in Ising Spin Glasses , Phys.
Computer Science in Physics