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young lady
young mammal
young man
Young Men's Christian Association
Young one
young person
Young Turk
young woman
Young Women's Christian Association
Young's modulus
young-bearing
young-begetting
YOUNG; MEN, YOUNG WOMEN
youngberry
youngblood
Youngest
Youngger
Younghusband
Youngish
Youngling
Youngly
youngness
youngster
Youngstown
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Youngthly
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Younger definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

YOUNGER, a. Comp. Yunger. Not so old as another. A person of ninety years old is younger than one of a hundred, though certainly not a young man, nor in the first part of life.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: used of the younger of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a son from his father; "John Junior"; "John Smith, Jr." [syn: younger, jr.]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: before 12th century an inferior in age ; junior usually used with a possessive pronoun <is several years his younger>

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. Jackson. 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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Junior.



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