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Young appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • A cunning young canner from Canning
    Once observed to his granny,
    "A canner can can
    a lot of things gran,
    But a canner can't can a can, can he?"
  • Sister Suzie sewing shirts for soldiers
    Such skill as sewing shirts
    Our shy young sister Suzie shows
    Some soldiers send epistles
    Say they'd rather sleep in thistles
    Than the saucy, soft short shirts for soldiers Sister Suzie sews.

Young appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • The job requires extra pluck and zeal from every young wage earner. (55 letters)
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Young appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Young Ada had a gnu. Oy!
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Usage statistics for the adjective young:

spoken English36.94%written English63.06% conversational speech40.98%task-oriented speech59.02% imaginative writing61.27%informational writing38.73%
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Young is sometimes a misspelling of your.

The word young is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun young

What does young mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: young

  1. any immature animal
  2. United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959)
  3. English poet (1683-1765)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Young: Edward Young
    • instance of: poet = a writer of poems
  4. United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
  5. 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)
  6. young people collectively
    • example: rock music appeals to the young
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of young: youth
    • antonym of young: aged
    • more generic terms: age bracket / age group / cohort = a group of people having approximately the same age

Alternative definition of the noun young


  1. People who are young; young beings.
  2. The younger generation.
  3. See Offspring.

Definition of the adjective young

What does young mean as an attribute of a noun?

Young is the 9th most common adjective in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: younger | youngest

  1. (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
  2. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
    • example: young corn
    • synonym of young: new
    • similar: early
  3. suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh
  4. being in its early stage
    • examples: a young industry | the day is still young
    • similar: new
  5. not tried or tested by experience

Alternative definition of the adjective young


  1. In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.
  2. As if young; having the look or qualities of a young person.
  3. Of or belonging to the early part of life.
  4. Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.


  1. Young a.k.a. Lucille Young was a French actress of the early silent film era.
  2. Young is an actor.
  3. Young is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Alf Young, Amy Young, Ann Young, Art Young, Ava Young, Ben young, Bob Young, Dai Young, Dan Young, Del Young and many others.

Phrases with Young

Phrases starting with the word Young:

  1. Young'un
  2. Young Gun
  3. young man
  4. young bird
  5. young buck
  6. young fish
  7. young girl
  8. young lady
  9. young turk
  10. Young Adult
  11. Young Blood
  12. Young Money
  13. young woman
  14. young mammal

Phrases ending with the word Young:

  1. cy young
  2. have young
  3. pres young
  4. with young
  5. edward young

Other phrase containing the word Young:

  1. Kim Young-ho

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Young

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Google previewThe Rough Road or The Golden Path? (2014)

by James Prince

Being young means you don't know everything and you can be a bit slow sometimes.

Google previewYoung People's Science Encyclopedia (1970)

CI Di Young People's Science Encyclopedia ci Clocks Cloud chamber Clouds Clover Cloves Club moss Clubfoot Co Coacervate Coal Coal gas Coal tar Cobalt Cocaine Cockle Cockroach Cocoa Coconut Cocoon Cod Coelacanth ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African-American Literature (2015)

Also known as: Albert James Young (b. 1939– ) American novelist,poet A musician, teacher, screenwriter, novelist, and poet, Al Young was born in OceanSprings, Mississippi, near Biloxi, the son of Albert James and Mary Campbell Young.

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of American Physicians of African Ancestry, 1800-1920 (2013)

by Geraldine Rhoades Beckford

Young, Isaac William Boley, Okla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Langston, Okla. New Orleans University Medical College, 1900 Birth: January 2, 1874, in Glencoe, La.; Parents: John and Elizabeth (Bell); Spouse: Adelia ...

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Usage statistics about young

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective young:

spoken English36.94%written English63.06% conversational speech40.98%task-oriented speech59.02% imaginative writing61.27%informational writing38.73%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun young:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective young:


Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective young and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Young

Youth is not a time of life, it is a state of mind. You are as old as your doubt, your fear, your despair. The way to keep young is to keep your faith young. Keep your self confidence young. Keep your hope young. (Luella F. Phean)
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Scrabble value of Y4O1U1N1G2

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of YOUNG

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