|—adj , younger, youngest|
|1.||a. having lived, existed, or been made or known for a relatively short time: a young man; a young movement; a young country|
|b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the young|
|2.||youthful or having qualities associated with youth; vigorous or lively: she's very young for her age|
|3.||of or relating to youth: in my young days|
|4.||having been established or introduced for a relatively short time: a young member|
|5.||in an early stage of progress or development; not far advanced: the day was young|
|a. (of mountains) formed in the Alpine orogeny and still usually rugged in outline|
|b. another term for youthful|
|7.||(often capital) of or relating to a rejuvenated group or movement or one claiming to represent the younger members of the population, esp one adhering to a political ideology: Young England; Young Socialists|
|8.||(functioning as plural) offspring, esp young animals: a rabbit with her young|
|9.||with young (of animals) pregnant|
|[Old English geong; related to Old Saxon, Old High German iung, Old Norse ungr, Latin iuvenis, Sanskrit yuvan]|
|1.||Brigham (ˈbrɪɡəm). 1801--77, US Mormon leader, who led the Mormon migration to Utah and founded Salt Lake City (1847)|
|2.||Edward. 1683--1765, English poet and dramatist, noted for his Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality (1742--45)|
|3.||Lester. 1909--59, US saxophonist and clarinetist. He was a leading early exponent of the tenor saxophone in jazz|
|4.||Neil (Percival). born 1945, Canadian rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His albums include Harvest (1972), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Ragged Glory (1990), and Prairie Wind (2005)|
|5.||Thomas. 1773--1829, English physicist, physician, and Egyptologist. He helped to establish the wave theory of light by his experiments on optical interference and assisted in the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone|
Young (yŭng), John. Born 1907.
British biologist whose experiments with the giant nerve cells of squid have contributed to the knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of nerves.
Young , Thomas. 1773-1829.
British physician and physicist who in 1801 postulated the three-color theory of color vision. Young also discovered (1801) astigmatism and described accommodation.
|Young (yŭng) Pronunciation Key
British physicist and physician who is best known for his contributions to the wave theory of light and his discovery of how the lens of the human eye changes shape to focus on objects of different distances. He also studied surface tension and elasticity, and Young's modulus (a measure of the rigidity of materials) is named for him. He is also credited with the first scientific definition of the word energy.