Hypertext Webster Gateway: "young"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Young \Young\, n.
The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring

[The egg] bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
Their callow young. --Milton.

{With young}, with child; pregnant.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Young \Young\ (y[u^]ng), a. [Compar. {Younger}
(y[u^][ng]"g[~e]r); superl. {Youngest} (-g[e^]st).] [OE.
yung, yong, [yogh]ong, [yogh]ung, AS. geong; akin to OFries.
iung, iong, D. joing, OS., OHG., & G. jung, Icel. ungr, Sw. &
Dan. ung, Goth. juggs, Lith. jaunas, Russ. iunuii, L.
juvencus, juvenis, Skr. juva[,c]a, juvan. [root]281. Cf.
{Junior}, {Juniper}, {Juvenile}, {Younker}, {Youth}.]
1. Not long born; still in the first part of life; not yet
arrived at adolescence, maturity, or age; not old;
juvenile; -- said of animals; as, a young child; a young
man; a young fawn.

For he so young and tender was of age. --Chaucer.

``Whom the gods love, die young,'' has been too long
carelessly said; . . . whom the gods love, live
young forever. --Mrs. H. H.

2. Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young
plant; a young tree.

While the fears of the people were young. --De Foe.

3. Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed;
ignorant; weak.

Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in
this. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: (used of living things especially persons) in an early
period of life or development or growth; "young
people" [syn: {immature}] [ant: {old}]
2: (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development;
before complete maturity; "baby carrots"; "new potatoes";
"young corn" [syn: {baby}, {new}]
n 1: any immature animal [syn: {offspring}]
2: United States film and television actress (1913-2000) [syn:
{Young}, {Loretta Young}]
3: United States civil rights leader (1921-1971) [syn: {Young},
{Whitney Young}, {Whitney Moore Young Jr.}]
4: British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave
theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of
color vision; he also played an important role in
deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone
(1773-1829) [syn: {Young}, {Thomas Young}]
5: United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959) [syn: {Young},
{Pres Young}, {Lester Willis Young}]
6: English poet (1683-1765) [syn: {Young}, {Edward Young}]
7: United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
[syn: {Young}, {Cy Young}, {Danton True Young}]
8: United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after
the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon
exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)
[syn: {Young}, {Brigham Young}]
9: young people collectively; "rock music appeals to the
young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt" [syn: {youth}]
[ant: {aged}]

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