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YOUNG, a. Yung. [G., L.]

1. Not having been long born; being in the first part of life; not old; used of animals; as a young child; a young man; a young fawn.

2. Being in the first part of growth; as a young plant; a young tree.

3. Ignorant; weak; or rather, having little experience.

Come, elder brother, thourt too young in this.

YOUNG, n. The offspring of animals, either a single animal, or offspring collectively. The cow will take care of her young, as will the hen. Animals make provision for their young.




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YOUNG, a. Yung. [G., L.]

1. Not having been long born; being in the first part of life; not old; used of animals; as a young child; a young man; a young fawn.

2. Being in the first part of growth; as a young plant; a young tree.

3. Ignorant; weak; or rather, having little experience.

Come, elder brother, thourt too young in this.

YOUNG, n. The offspring of animals, either a single animal, or offspring collectively. The cow will take care of her young, as will the hen. Animals make provision for their young.


YOUNG, a. [yung; Sax. iong, geong; G. jung; D. jong; Sw. and Dan. ung; Arm. yaouncq; W. ieuanc; Sans. yuwana; L. juvenis. Qu. Ch. Syr. Heb. and Sam. יגק, to suck, or Goth. yuggs, young. The Welsh makes the word a compound, and the origin is not evident.]

  1. Not having been long born; being in the first part of life; not old; used of animals; as, a young child; a young man; a young fawn.
  2. Being in the first part of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree.
  3. Ignorant; weak; or rather, having little experience. Come, elder brother, thou'rt too young in this. – Shak.

YOUNG, n.

The offspring of animals, either a single animal, or offspring collectively. The cow will take care of her young, as will the hen. Animals make provision for their young.


Young
  1. Not long born; still in the first part of life; not yet arrived at adolescence, maturity, or age; not old; juvenile; -- said of animals; as, a young child; a young man; a young fawn.

    For he so young and tender was of age. Chaucer.

    "Whom the gods love, die young," has been too long carelessly said; . . . whom the gods love, live young forever. Mrs. H. H. Jackson.

  2. The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively.

    [The egg] bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
    Their callow young.
    Milton.

    With young, with child; pregnant.

  3. Being in the first part, pr period, of growth; as, a young plant; a young tree.

    While the fears of the people were young. De Foe.

  4. Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

    Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in this. Shak.

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Young

YOUNG, adjective Yung. [G., Latin ]

1. Not having been long born; being in the first part of life; not old; used of animals; as a young child; a young man; a young fawn.

2. Being in the first part of growth; as a young plant; a young tree.

3. Ignorant; weak; or rather, having little experience.

Come, elder brother, thourt too young in this.

YOUNG, noun The offspring of animals, either a single animal, or offspring collectively. The cow will take care of her young as will the hen. Animals make provision for their young

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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