young

Definitions of young
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n any immature animal

Synonyms:
offspring
Types:
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hatchling
any recently hatched animal (especially birds)
orphan
a young animal without a mother
young mammal
any immature mammal
young bird
a bird that is still young
spat
a young oyster or other bivalve
young fish
a fish that is young
baby
a very young mammal
pup, whelp
young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
wolf cub, wolf pup
a young wolf
cub, young carnivore
the young of certain carnivorous mammals such as the bear or wolf or lion
kit
young of any of various fur-bearing animals
suckling
a young mammal that has not been weaned
fledgeling, fledgling
young bird that has just fledged or become capable of flying
baby bird, nestling
young bird not yet fledged
eaglet
a young eagle
biddy, chick
young bird especially of domestic fowl
cygnet
a young swan
calf
young of domestic cattle
calf
young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo
kitten, kitty
young domestic cat
foal
a young horse
piggy, piglet, shoat, shote
a young pig
heifer
young cow
bullock
young bull
lamb
young sheep
fawn
a young deer
parr
the young of various fishes
whitebait
the edible young of especially herrings and sprats and smelts
brit, britt
the young of a herring or sprat or similar fish
parr
a young salmon up to 2 years old
Type of:
animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

n young people collectively

“rock music appeals to the young
Synonyms:
youth
Antonyms:
aged, elderly
people who are old collectively
Type of:
age bracket, age group, cohort
a group of people having approximately the same age

adj (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

young people”
Synonyms:
immature
immature
not yet mature
new
not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
one-year-old
one year of age
two-year-old
two years of age
three-year-old
three years of age
four-year-old
four years of age
five-year-old
five years of age
adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged
being of the age 13 through 19
infantile
being or befitting or characteristic of an infant
boyish, boylike, schoolboyish
befitting or characteristic of a young boy
childlike, childly
befitting a young child
early
very young
girlish, schoolgirlish
befitting or characteristic of a young girl
junior
including or intended for youthful persons
little, small
(of children and animals) young, immature
newborn
recently born
preadolescent, preteen
of or relating to or designed for children between the ages of 9 and 12
puppyish, puppylike
characteristic of a puppy
tender
young and immature
youngish
somewhat young
vernal, youthful
suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
junior
younger; lower in rank; shorter in length of tenure or service
Antonyms:
old
(used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
experienced, experient
having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation
mature
having reached full natural growth or development
aged, elderly, older, senior
advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
aged, of age
having attained a specific age; (`aged' is pronounced as one syllable)
ageing, aging, senescent
growing old
ancient
very old
anile
of or like a feeble old woman
centenarian
being at least 100 years old
darkened
(of fabrics and paper) grown dark in color over time
doddering, doddery, gaga, senile
mentally or physically infirm with age
emeritus
honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'
gray, gray-haired, gray-headed, grey, grey-haired, grey-headed, grizzly, hoar, hoary, white-haired
showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
middle-aged
being roughly between 45 and 65 years old
nonagenarian
being from 90 to 99 years old
octogenarian
being from 80 to 89 years old
oldish
somewhat elderly
over-the-hill, overage, overaged, superannuated
too old to be useful
sexagenarian
being from 60 to 69 years old
venerable
impressive by reason of age
senior
older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service
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adj being in its early stage

“a young industry”
“the day is still young
Synonyms:
new
not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered

adj (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity

young corn”
Synonyms:
new
early
being or occurring at an early stage of development

adj suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh

“he is young for his age”
Synonyms:
vernal, youthful
immature
(used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth

adj not tried or tested by experience

“a young hand at plowing”
Synonyms:
unseasoned, untested, untried
inexperienced, inexperient
lacking practical experience or training

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