Definition of "young" []

  • Being in an early period of life, development, or growth. (adjective)
  • Newly begun or formed; not advanced: The evening is still young. (adjective)
  • Of, belonging to, or suggestive of youth or early life: He is young for his age. (adjective)
  • Vigorous or fresh; youthful. (adjective)
  • Lacking experience; immature: a young hand at plowing. (adjective)
  • Having lived, existed, or been made or known for a relatively short time (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as collective noun; preceded by the) (adjective)
  • Youthful or having qualities associated with youth; vigorous or lively (adjective)
  • Of or relating to youth (adjective)
  • Having been established or introduced for a relatively short time (adjective)
  • In an early stage of progress or development; not far advanced (adjective)
  • (of mountains) formed in the Alpine orogeny and still usually rugged in outline (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a rejuvenated group or movement or one claiming to represent the younger members of the population, esp one adhering to a political ideology (adjective)
  • Offspring, esp young animals (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "young" in a sentence
  • "God forgives the inattention at Mass of an old man when he sleeps; of a young man when he loves; and the wandering attention of an _old_ man blessed with a _young_ heart the Almighty will surely pardon, for He Himself must admire beauty, since He made it. '"
  • "I knew there was no chance for Marian and Anne; they're old maids, and I'm young -- _young_."
  • "He could hardly refrain from a smile when he came across the sentence, "He was young enough to know better," as he substituted in a large illegible hand the word _old_ for _young_."