[ US /ˈjəŋ/ ]
[ UK /jˈʌŋ/ ]
  1. being in its early stage
    the day is still young
    a young industry
  2. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
    young corn
    new potatoes
  3. suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
    he is young for his age
  4. not tried or tested by experience
    still untested in battle
    a young hand at plowing
    an illustrator untried in mural painting
    unseasoned artillery volunteers
  5. (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
    young people
  1. young people collectively
    youth everywhere rises in revolt
    rock music appeals to the young
  2. any immature animal
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How To Use young In A Sentence

  • 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. THE WHITE DOVE
  • A great deal of the nudge-nudge wink-wink routine by the young upwardly mobile male executives was the usual response to her presence.
  • So I cringe when a local newsperson shoves a microphone in the face of some young 95-pound twink (Straight Translation: a twink is a skinny homosexual with a lot of moxie). Max Mutchnick: Where Is My Martin Luther Queen?
  • A lot of younger people sat in the aisle amid the fag ends, gum and dust.
  • Brunhild, a mischievous, strong-minded goldfish (the voice of Noah Cyrus, Miley's younger sister), is determined to become a little girl when she's rescued from a jar and befriended by Sosuke (the voice of Frankie Jonas, the Jonas Brothers 'kid brother), a plucky, self-reliant 5-year-old. No Time's Right for 'Traveler's Wife'
  • `A lot of young ones come down with the croup from time to time. LASTING TREASURES
  • On his first day there he approached a couple of elegant young toffs strolling around the campus. Times, Sunday Times
  • One of the nastiest is the way in which male honour is seen as bound up with female behaviour so that any supposed compromise or scandal in what happens to women, even becoming a rape victim, justifies violence against them as well as against their abusers or seducers; hence the 'honour killings' of young girls that disfigure some societies even today. Temple Address: "Becoming Trustworthy: Respect and Self-Respect" Church House
  • She had a constant parade of young men coming to visit her.
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