1 adolescent, callow, green, growing, immature, infant, in the springtime of life, junior, juvenile, little, unfledged, youthful
2 at an early stage, early, fledgling, new, newish, not far advanced, recent, undeveloped
3 babies, brood, family, issue, litter, little ones, offspring, progeny
, adj adult, advanced, aged, developed, elderly, experienced, full-grown, grown-up, mature, old, ripe, senior, venerable
n adult, grown-up, parent
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young ( younger comparative ) ( youngest superlative )
1 adj A young person, animal, or plant has not lived or existed for very long and is not yet mature., (Antonym: old)
In Scotland, young people can marry at 16..., ...a field of young barley..., He played with his younger brother.
The young are people who are young., n-plural the N
The association is advising pregnant women, the very young and the elderly to avoid such foods.
2 adj You use young to describe a time when a person or thing was young.
In her younger days my mother had been a successful fashionwear saleswoman.
3 adj Someone who is young in appearance or behaviour looks or behaves as if they are young.
I was twenty-three, I suppose, and young for my age...
4 n-plural The young of an animal are its babies. The hen may not be able to feed its young.
young gun ( young guns plural ) You can use young guns to talk about people, especially young men, who have lots of energy and talent, and are becoming very successful. (JOURNALISM) n-count oft plural
He may have been eclipsed by the young guns, but his films are still very popular.
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