quasi-young

young

[yuhng]
adjective, younger [yuhng-ger] , youngest [yuhng-gist] .
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 pertaining 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. Smith.
7.
being in an early stage generally, as of existence, progress, operation, development, or maturity; new; early: a young wine; It is a young company, not yet firmly established.
8.
representing or advocating recent or progressive tendencies, policies, or the like.
noun
9.
those who have youth; young persons collectively: the educated young of today; a game for young and old.
10.
young offspring: a mother hen protecting her young.
Idioms
11.
with young, (of an animal) pregnant.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English yong(e), Old English geong; cognate with Dutch jong, German jung, Old Norse ungr, Gothic jungs; akin to Latin juvenis

quasi-young, adjective


1. growing. Young, youthful, juvenile all refer to lack of age. Young is the general word for that which is undeveloped, immature, and in process of growth: a young colt, child; young shoots of wheat. Youthful has connotations suggesting the favorable characteristics of youth, such as vigor, enthusiasm, and hopefulness: youthful sports, energy, outlook. Juvenile may suggest less desirable characteristics, such as childishness, petulance, idleness, selfishness, or heedlessness (juvenile behavior ), or it may refer simply to the years, up to the later teens, before legal responsibility: juvenile delinquency; juvenile court; juvenile books.


1. mature, old.
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young (jʌŋ)
 
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
6.  geography
 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
 
n
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]
 
'youngish
 
adj

Young (jʌŋ)
 
n
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

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young
O.E. geong "youthful, young," from P.Gmc. *jungas (cf. O.S., O.Fris. jung, O.N. ungr, M.Du. jonc, Du. jong, O.H.G., Ger. jung, Goth. juggs), from PIE *juwngkos, from PIE base *yeu- "vital force, youthful vigor" (cf. Skt. yuva "young," L. juvenis "young," Lith. jaunas, O.C.S. junu, Rus. junyj "young,"
O.Ir. oac, Welsh ieuanc "young"). The noun meaning "young animals collectively, offspring" is first attested 1484. Youngster is first attested 1589 (earlier was youngling, from O.E. geongling). From c.1830-1850, Young France, Young Italy, etc., loosely applied to "republican agitators" in various monarchies; also, esp. in Young England, Young America, used generally for "typical young person of the nation." For Young Turk, see Turk.
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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.

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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.
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