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Definition 1: any immature animal - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

(... is a kind of young ) any recently hatched animal (especially birds)

(... is a kind of young ) a young animal without a mother

(... is a kind of young ) any immature mammal

(... is a kind of young ) a bird that is still young

(... is a kind of young ) a young oyster or other bivalve

(... is a kind of young ) a fish that is young

Definition 2: young people collectively - [noun denoting group]

Samples where young or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rock music appeals to the young
  • youth everywhere rises in revolt

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is a kind of ...) a group of people having approximately the same age

Definition 3: 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) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is an instance of ...) leader of a religious order

Definition 4: United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is an instance of ...) an athlete who plays baseball

Definition 5: English poet (1683-1765) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is an instance of ...) a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)

Definition 6: United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is an instance of ...) a musician who plays the saxophone

Definition 7: 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) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is an instance of ...) an archeologist who specializes in Egyptology

(young is an instance of ...) a scientist trained in physics

Definition 8: United States civil rights leader (1921-1971) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is an instance of ...) a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups

Definition 9: United States film and television actress (1913-2000) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is an instance of ...) a female actor

Definition 10: (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where young or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • young people

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is similar to ...) befitting a young child

"childlike charm"

(young is similar to ...) recently born

"a newborn infant"

(young is similar to ...) (of children and animals) young, immature

"what a big little boy you are" "small children"

(young is similar to ...) including or intended for youthful persons

"a junior sports league" "junior fashions"

(young is similar to ...) befitting or characteristic of a young girl

"girlish charm" "a dress too schoolgirlish for office wear"

(young is similar to ...) very young

"at an early age"

(young is similar to ...) characteristic of a puppy

(young is similar to ...) befitting or characteristic of a young boy

"a boyish grin" "schoolboyish pranks"

(young is similar to ...) being or befitting or characteristic of an infant

"infantile games"

(young is similar to ...) being of the age 13 through 19

"teenage mothers" "the teen years"

(young is similar to ...) five years of age

(young is similar to ...) four years of age

(young is similar to ...) three years of age

(young is similar to ...) two years of age

(young is similar to ...) one year of age

(young is similar to ...) young and immature

"at a tender age"

(young is similar to ...) somewhat young

(young is similar to ...) suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

"he is young for his age"

(young is similar to ...) of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12

"a preteen party" "preteen clothing"

(means also ...) younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service

(means also ...) not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

"a new law" "new cars" "a new comet" "a new friend" "a new year" "the New World"

(means also ...) not yet mature

(... are attributes of young) how long something has existed

"it was replaced because of its age"

(young belongs to category ...) a living (or once living) entity

Definition 11: (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where young or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • new potatoes
  • young corn

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is similar to ...) being or occurring at an early stage of development

"in an early stage" "early forms of life" "early man" "an early computer"

Definition 12: not tried or tested by experience - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where young or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • unseasoned artillery volunteers
  • still untested in battle
  • an illustrator untried in mural painting
  • a young hand at plowing

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is similar to ...) lacking practical experience or training

Definition 13: being in its early stage - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where young or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a young industry
  • the day is still young

(young is similar to ...) not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

"a new law" "new cars" "a new comet" "a new friend" "a new year" "the New World"

Definition 14: suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where young or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is young for his age

Synonyms for young in the sense of this definition

(young is similar to ...) (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

"young people"

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