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  • Young may refer to:
  • Offspring, the product of reproduction of a new organism produced by one or more parents
  • Youth, the time of life when one is young, often meaning the time between childhood and adulthood
EN Young

    Definition of young in English Dictionary

  • Noun
    1. People who are young; young beings.
      1. The younger generation.
        1. Offspring.
          1. The lion caught a gnu to feed its young.
      2. VerbSGyoungsPRyoungingPT, PPyounged
        1. (informal or demography) To become or seem to become younger.
          1. The aging (or younging) of a population refers to the fact that a population, as a unit of observation, is getting older (or younger).
        2. (informal or demography) To cause to appear younger.
          1. Medicare data was "younged" by a month to achieve conformity with the conventional completed ages recorded in the census.
        3. (geology) To exhibit younging.
          1. Shoshonitic magmatism younged southwards in the Superior Province, commensurate with the southwardly diachronous accretion of allochthonous subprovinces.
      3. AdjectiveCOMyoungerSUPyoungest
        1. In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.
          1. As if young; having the look or qualities of a young person.
            1. Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.
          2. Of or belonging to the early part of life.
            1. The cynical world soon shattered my young dreams. ‎
          3. OBS Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.
          4. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Frozen at the age he was when vampiredom was thrust upon him (in the great influenza epidemic of 1918), Edward is now eternally a younger man, while Jake’s 16 and holding.
              • You're behaving like a young fagling who has discovered gay sex, and therefore thinks he has nothing more to discover about his gayness.
              • Other would-be Bright Young People, Lytton Strachey snarked, seemed to have “just a few feathers where brains should be.”
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Young adult rats were chemically sympathectomized or treated with Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide or Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide 10-28 , a receptor antagonist.
              • Young (20–25 day old) mice were anesthetized with isoflurane and craniotomized under aseptic conditions.
              • Young blood must have its course, lad, and every dog its day. - Charles Kingsley
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Generation Jones listened to a lot of classic rock when young.
              • We must all face up to the fact that we're not getting any younger.
              • I used to knock around with John when we were younger.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
                • Verbs
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                1. en younger
                2. en youngest
                3. en youngster
                4. en youngling
                5. en youngs
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                Grammatically, this word "young" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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