Youngling Young"ling, n. [AS. geongling.] A young person; a youth; also, any animal in its early life. ``More dear . . . than younglings to their dam.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

He will not be so willing, I think, to join with you as with us younglings. --Ridley. [1913 Webster]

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  • Youngling — Young ling, a. Young; youthful. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • youngling — index adolescent, child, juvenile, minor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • youngling — [yuŋ′liŋ] n. [ME yongling < OE geongling, dim. akin to Ger jüngling, ON ynglingr: see YOUNG & LING1] 1. a young person; youth 2. a young animal or plant 3. Now Rare a novice adj. young …   English World dictionary

  • youngling — I. ˈyəŋliŋ, lēŋ noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English yongling, from Old English geongling, from geong young + ling : one that is young: as a. : a young person : youth …   Useful english dictionary

  • youngling — noun Date: before 12th century one that is young; especially a young person or animal • youngling adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • youngling — /yung ling/, n. 1. a young person. 2. anything young, as a young animal. 3. a novice; a beginner. adj. 4. young; youthful. [bef. 900; ME yongling, OE geongling; c. D jongeling, G Jüngling. See YOUNG, LING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • youngling — 1. adjective young; youthful 2. noun A youth; a youngster; a young animal …   Wiktionary

  • youngling — sb. Alys. 2366 …   Oldest English Words

  • youngling — n. young person; young animal; young plant; recruit, someone lacking experience …   English contemporary dictionary

  • youngling — noun literary a young person or animal …   English new terms dictionary

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