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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Young \Young\ (y[u^]ng), a. [Compar. Younger
(y[u^][ng]"g[~e]r); superl. Youngest (-g[e^]st).] [OE.
yung, yong, [yogh]ong, [yogh]ung, AS. geong; akin to OFries.
iung, iong, D. joing, OS., OHG., & G. jung, Icel. ungr, Sw. &
Dan. ung, Goth. juggs, Lith. jaunas, Russ. iunuii, L.
juvencus, juvenis, Skr. juva[,c]a, juvan. [root]281. Cf.
Junior, Juniper, Juvenile, Younker, Youth.]
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.
2. 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.
3. Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed;
Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
23 Moby Thesaurus words for "youngest":
adolescent, baby, fledgling, hopeful, infant, junior, juvenal,
juvenile, minor, pubescent, sapling, slip, sprig, stripling,
teenager, teener, teenybopper, young hopeful, young person,
younger, youngling, youngster, youth
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