I. adjective (younger; youngest) Etymology: Middle English yong, from Old English geong; akin to Old High German jung young, Latin juvenis Date: before 12th century 1. a. being in the first or an early stage of life, growth, or development b. junior 1a c. of an early, tender, or desirable age for use as food or drink <
fresh young lamb
a young wine
2. having little experience 3. a. recently come into being ; new <
a young publishing company
b. youthful 5 4. of, relating to, or having the characteristics of youth or a young person <
young at heart
5. capitalized representing a new or rejuvenated especially political group or movement • youngish adjectiveyoungness noun II. noun (plural young) Date: before 12th century 1. plural a. young persons ; youth b. immature offspring — used especially of animals 2. a single recently born or hatched animal

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