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Older vs. Young

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Olderadjective

, elder, senior

‘My older brother and I are Catholic twins. He’s older by eleven months, not quite a year older than me.’;

Youngadjective

In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.

‘a lamb is a young sheep;’; ‘these picture books are for young readers’;

Olderadjective

elderly

‘The thoughtful lad helped an older lady across the street.’;

Youngadjective

At an early stage of existence or development; having recently come into existence.

‘the age of space travel is still young;’; ‘a young business’;

Olderadjective

advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables);

‘aged members of the society’; ‘elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper’; ‘senior citizen’;

Youngadjective

(Not) advanced in age; (far towards or) at a specified stage of existence or age.

‘How young is your dog?’; ‘Her grandmother turned 70 years young last month.’;

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Olderadjective

older brother or sister;

‘big sister’;

Youngadjective

Junior (of two related people with the same name).

Olderadjective

used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son;

‘Bill Adams, Sr.’;

Youngadjective

(of a decade of life) Early.

Olderadjective

old in experience;

‘an old offender’; ‘the older soldiers’;

Youngadjective

Youthful; having the look or qualities of a young person.

‘My grandmother is a very active woman and is quite young for her age.’;

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Youngadjective

Of or belonging to the early part of life.

‘The cynical world soon shattered my young dreams.’;

Youngadjective

(obsolete) Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.

Youngnoun

People who are young; young people, collectively; youth.

‘The young of today are well-educated.’;

Youngnoun

Young or immature offspring (especially of an animal).

‘The lion caught a gnu to feed its young.’; ‘The lion's young are curious.’;

Youngnoun

An individual offspring; a single recently born or hatched organism.

Youngverb

To become or seem to become younger.

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Youngverb

To cause to appear younger.

Youngverb

(geology) To exhibit younging.

Youngadjective

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.’; ‘"Whom the gods love, die young," has been too long carelessly said; . . . whom the gods love, live young forever.’;

Youngadjective

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

‘While the fears of the people were young.’;

Youngadjective

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

‘Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in this.’;

Youngnoun

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

‘[The egg] bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosedTheir callow young.’;

Youngnoun

any immature animal

Youngnoun

United States film and television actress (1913-2000)

Youngnoun

United States civil rights leader (1921-1971)

Youngnoun

British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829)

Youngnoun

United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)

Youngnoun

English poet (1683-1765)

Youngnoun

United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)

Youngnoun

United States religious leader of the Mormon Church after the assassination of Joseph Smith; he led the Mormon exodus from Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah (1801-1877)

Youngnoun

young people collectively;

‘rock music appeals to the young’; ‘youth everywhere rises in revolt’;

Youngadjective

(used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth;

‘young people’;

Youngadjective

(of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity;

‘new potatoes’; ‘young corn’;

Youngadjective

having lived or existed for only a short time

‘a young girl’; ‘young tender mint leaves’; ‘the young are amazingly resilient’;

Youngadjective

not as old as the norm or as would be expected

‘more people were dying young’;

Youngadjective

relating to or consisting of young people

‘young love’; ‘the local Young Farmers' club’;

Youngadjective

immature or inexperienced

‘she's very young for her age’;

Youngadjective

having the qualities associated with young people, such as enthusiasm and optimism

‘all those who are young at heart’;

Youngadjective

used to denote the younger of two people of the same name

‘Pitt the Younger’;

Youngadjective

denoting the heir of a landed commoner

‘Hugh Magnus Macleod, younger of Macleod’;

Youngnoun

offspring, especially of an animal before or soon after birth

‘many grebes carry their young on their backs’;

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