Young - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |jʌŋ|  American pronunciation of the word young
Brit.  |jʌŋ|  British pronunciation of the word young


- any immature animal (syn: offspring)
- United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
- United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
- 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)
- United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
- English poet (1683-1765)
- United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
- 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)
- young people collectively (syn: youth)
rock music appeals to the young


- (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity (syn: new)
young corn
- suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh (syn: vernal, youthful)
he is young for his age
- being in its early stage
a young industry
the day is still young
- not tried or tested by experience (syn: unseasoned, untested, untried)
a young hand at plowing

Extra examples

He looks young for his age.

A very nice young man greeted us at the door.

Young people today have a lot of opportunities.

He dreamed of being an artist when he was young.

The movie isn't suitable for young viewers.

He's still too young to buy alcohol legally.

Our youngest daughter just started school.

The season is still young.

Music that appeals to the young

The very young and the elderly are particularly sensitive to the disease.

A robin feeding her young

The young of a wolf are called pups.

He is young for his age.

I was but young at the work.

Holbein the Younger

Word forms

comparative: younger
superlative: youngest
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