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Etymology

Old English ġeong

Pronunciation

Adjective

young (comparative younger, superlative youngest)

Positive
young

Comparative
younger

Superlative
youngest

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Of or belonging to the early part of life.
    Our neighbor spent his younger years in England.
  4. Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

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Noun

young pl.

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

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