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.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
of young doctors horned argument
de jeune docteur argument cornu
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