having lived or existed for only a short time; not fully developed
a young country
Caterpillars eat the young leaves of this plant.
a young wine
The night is still young (= it has only just started) .
not yet old; not as old as others
talented young football players
I am the youngest of four sisters.
In his younger days he played rugby for Wales.
I met the young Bill Clinton at Oxford.
Her grandchildren keep her young.
My son's thirteen but he's young for his age (= not as developed as other boys of the same age) .
They married young (= at an early age) .
My mother died young .
suitable or appropriate for young people
The clothes she wears are much too young for her.
consisting of young people or young children; with a low average age
They have a young family.
a young audience
used to show that you are angry or annoyed with a particular young person
I think you owe me an apology, young lady!
used before or after a person's name to distinguish them from an older relative
the younger Kennedy
William Pitt the younger
used to say that people seem to be doing sth at a younger age than they used to, or that they seem younger because you are now older
The band's fans are getting younger.
Why do police officers seem to be getting younger?
used when you are commenting that time is passing and that you, or sb else, is growing older
thinking and behaving like a young person even when you are old
used to describe a young person who acts in a more sensible way than you would expect for a person of their age
young people should enjoy themselves as much as possible, because they will have to work and worry later in their lives
young people considered as a group
It's a movie that will appeal to the young.
It's a book for young and old alike .
young animals of a particular type or that belong to a particular mother
a mother bird feeding her young