Adjective "Young" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having lived or existed for only a short time.
  1. 'young tender mint leaves'
  2. 'Prince Unleashed tells the story of Holly, a young girl forced to live with relatives after a tragic family accident.'
  3. 'As a young girl living in Bellshill, she was taught the language on her grandmother's knee.'
  4. 'She says the country has been in her blood ever since she lived there as a young girl.'
  5. 'She explained that she had learned to do this when she was a young girl living in rural Ireland.'
  6. 'A gaggle of young girls emerged from the woods and offered complex directions.'
  7. 'Her troubles, she insists, are now in the past, and the insecure young girl has grown into a confident woman.'
  8. 'I came to live here in 1952 as a young girl and it would have pleased her greatly then.'
  9. 'A young girl who lives in a cheap motel with her mother comes every year for her birthday meal.'
  10. 'Gary Neat, who also lives in the quiet cul-de-sac, said the couple lived there with a young girl.'
  11. 'As a young girl growing up in Trichy, Vanitha says she became interested in animation.'
  12. 'more people were dying young'
  13. 'the local Young Farmers' club'
  14. 'This picture of the two young lovers is the symbol of love in the SARS times.'
  15. 'I love being round young writers, I like to think of writers as a community, as a race.'
  16. 'she's very young for her age'
  17. 'She seemed young for her age, had blonde hair, and wore heavy makeup.'
  18. 'Sr. Catherine paid tribute to all her Senior Citizens for being so young at heart.'
  19. 'It's full of non-stop action, laughter, drama and is perfect for the very young and young at heart.'
  20. 'The Bangalore crowd is all young at heart, and the people here are always out having fun, she thinks.'
  21. 'All young at heart were out on the floor dancing to the popular tunes of yesterday.'
  22. 'A time when audiences full of the young and young at heart can embrace their innocence and enjoy the magic of theatre.'
  23. 'My friend will miss her; he told me she was young at heart, had a wicked sense of humour, and always had a twinkle in her eye.'
  24. 'The clientele is made up of all ages; safe to say, most will be young at heart.'
Used to denote the younger of two people of the same name.
  1. 'Hugh Magnus Macleod, younger of Macleod'


Offspring, especially of an animal before or soon after birth.
  1. 'In the spring the hungry animals tear out birds nests and eat eggs and young.'
  2. 'Within three days of birth a brood of young may have been led a distance of almost a mile.'


1. being in the first or early stage of life or growth; youthful; not old: a young woman.

2. having the appearance, freshness, vigor, or other qualities of youth.

3. of or relating to youth: in one's young days.

4. inexperienced or immature.

5. not far advanced in years in comparison with another or others.

6. junior, as applied to the younger of two persons having the same name: the young Mr

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be young at times."

"people can be young for people."

"people can be young for ages."

"people can be young into people."

"people can be young in days."

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Old English g(e)ong, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch jong and German jung, also to youth; from an Indo-European root shared by Latin juvenis.


be not getting (or growing) any younger
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