Other forms: Youngest; Youngs

Definitions of Young
  1. noun
    English poet (1683-1765)
    synonyms: Edward Young
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    a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)
  2. noun
    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)
    synonyms: Thomas Young
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    an archeologist who specializes in Egyptology
    a scientist trained in physics
  3. noun
    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)
    synonyms: Brigham Young
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    example of:
    religious leader
    leader of a religious order
  4. noun
    United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
    synonyms: Cy Young, Danton True Young
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    example of:
    ballplayer, baseball player
    an athlete who plays baseball
  5. noun
    United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
    synonyms: Lester Willis Young, Pres Young
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    example of:
    saxist, saxophonist
    a musician who plays the saxophone
  6. noun
    United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    synonyms: Loretta Young
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    example of:
    a female actor
  7. noun
    United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)
    synonyms: Whitney Moore Young Jr., Whitney Young
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    example of:
    civil rights activist, civil rights leader, civil rights worker
    a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
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