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

You would be hard pressed to find a young captain or major who hadn't flown combat sorties in the area of operations.

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

A great deal of the nudge-nudge wink-wink routine by the young upwardly mobile male executives was the usual response to her presence.

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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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