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English adjective: young

1. young (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth


SamplesYoung people.


Synonymsimmature


Similaradolescent, boyish, boylike, childlike, childly, early, five-year-old, four-year-old, girlish, infantile, junior, little, newborn, one-year-old, preadolescent, preteen, puppyish, puppylike, schoolboyish, schoolgirlish, small, teen, teenage, teenaged, tender, three-year-old, two-year-old, vernal, young, youngish, youthful


See alsoimmature, junior, new


Attributeage


Domain categoryanimate thing, living thing


Antonymsold

2. young (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity


SamplesNew potatoes.
Young corn.


Synonymsnew


Similarearly


Antonymslater, late

3. young suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh


SamplesHe is young for his age.


Synonymsvernal, youthful


Similarimmature, young


Antonymsold

4. young being in its early stage


SamplesA young industry.
The day is still young.


Similarnew


Antonymsold

5. young not tried or tested by experience


SamplesUnseasoned artillery volunteers.
Still untested in battle.
An illustrator untried in mural painting.
A young hand at plowing.


Synonymsunseasoned, untested, untried


Similarinexperienced, inexperient


Antonymsexperienced, experient


English noun: young

1. young (animal) any immature animal


Synonymsoffspring


Broader (hypernym)animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna


Narrower (hyponym)hatchling, orphan, spat, young bird, young fish, young mammal

2. Young (person) United States film and television actress (1913-2000)


SynonymsLoretta Young


Instance hypernymactress

3. Young (person) United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)


SynonymsWhitney Moore Young Jr., Whitney Young


Instance hypernymcivil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker

4. Young (person) 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)


SynonymsThomas Young


Instance hypernymEgyptologist, physicist

5. Young (person) United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)


SynonymsLester Willis Young, Pres Young


Instance hypernymsaxist, saxophonist

6. Young (person) English poet (1683-1765)


SynonymsEdward Young


Instance hypernympoet

7. Young (person) United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)


SynonymsCy Young, Danton True Young


Instance hypernymballplayer, baseball player

8. Young (person) 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)


SynonymsBrigham Young


Instance hypernymreligious leader

9. young (group) young people collectively


SamplesRock music appeals to the young.
Youth everywhere rises in revolt.


Synonymsyouth


Broader (hypernym)age bracket, age group, cohort


Antonymsaged, elderly









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