young vs old

young

Definitions

adjective

  1. being in its early stage
  2. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
  3. suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
  4. not tried or tested by experience
  5. (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

noun

  1. young people collectively
  2. any immature animal

Examples

She had a constant parade of young men coming to visit her.

The BBC never tires of telling us how passionately it seeks the interest and participation of the public in its political output, particularly the young.

In her house apron and with her hair a little ruffled she looked younger, startled and then angry.

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Old

Definitions

adjective

  1. of a very early stage in development

Examples

When the new foods that came from the Americas - peppers, summer squash and especially tomatoes - took hold in the region, a number of closely related dishes were born, including what we call ratatouille - and a man from La Mancha calls pisto, an Ikarian Greek calls soufiko and a Turk calls turlu.

My aunt is very old-fashioned.

She was all cold and bedraggled after falling into the river.

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