Young is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand young (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use young in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of young, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of young, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - not tried or tested by experience
EXAMPLES - Young in a Sentence
- Fled from her heart, yet she is young, is _young_; (source)
- Mrs. Hurst can send what she calls her young lady's (source)
- Yalah, if he's 16 and u are 17, then I'm 18 lorr: P * young young*; -) (source)
- The education of the young is a tremendous factor in human reproduction. (source)
- - Does anyone any longer know what we mean by the term young-adult literature? (source)
- Telemundo just released a study on what they call young Latino Americans YLAs, ages 18-34. (source)
- I knew there was no chance for Marian and Anne; they're old maids, and I'm young -- _young_. (source)
- It's unclear if the dog was after Lyon's dog, which he described as a young Rottweiler mix, he said. (source)
- The desperation experienced by the young is a different kind, no less painful, in fact maybe more so. (source)
- US evangelists are twisting the Bible to say that beating the young is a Christian doctrine by Giles Fraser (source)
- The foolish behaviour of the young is usually his material, along with informed speculation on the Super Bowl. (source)
- JDTwitt: Agree with @kevinokeefe re twitter but characterization of facebook as "young" is out of date #techshow (source)
- The blue violets represent little naval cadets, and dance with hyacinths and crocuses which they call young ladies. (source)
- It occurs to me, as I write this, that another vegetable often rejected by the young is the fabulous brussels sprout. (source)
- If he was referring specifically to young women, he should have used the term young women, as girl refers to a female child. (source)
- "They ain't ever anythin 'as hard on the young uns as on the old uns," asserted Captain Phippeny, "because -- well, because they're _young_, I guess. (source)
- DEL BARCO: Petty was much more impressed by Brown's opponents, Cameron and Clegg, whom he described as young, smooth and more suave than Brits are used to. (source)
- Seeing the phrase "young directors" in the program, I assumed them to be angry, or at least following in the subversive footsteps of Mr. Jia's student days. (source)
- The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood (Logan Pearsall Smith). (source)
- Well, I'm not going to get pulled into that squabble today except to say that life for the young is a little more complicated than 3 short articles in a weekly newspaper. (source)
- He could hardly refrain from a smile when he came across the sentence, "He was young enough to know better," as he substituted in a large illegible hand the word _old_ for _young_. (source)
- Apparently, there was an effort made by a fundraiser in California with what they call young eagles, which are big donors to the Republican Party, people between 30 and 40 years old. (source)
- The house was full of people, most of whom were ladies, though none of them were what I called young; but there were two men there all the time, who were the mildest beings I have ever met. (source)
- "What a dreadful operation it must be," said a young Irish young-gentlemen (all young gentlemen in the navy are not _young_), "but, for the honour of the service, he might take it any how, for the life of him." (source)
- There's a lot of activity under way on top of that mound of rubble, because they've also located what they describe as a young woman who is literally shouting for help and they're trying to get to her desperately. (source)
- Police in Millet, Alta. are investigating the deaths of two people found in a home, as neighbours in the small community south of Edmonton deal with the terrible news involving what they describe as a young family. (source)
- Inspired by what he calls his young daughter's "hair envy," or uneasiness with her naturally curly hair, Mr. Rock set out to investigate the nexus of power and politics related to how African-Americans style their hair. (source)
- why did u break young princesa's heart,never even called or wrote a common note to say you were still alive..young love,well it sounded sweet while it lasted.so cute,all your break time rendezvous,discussing your future together. (source)
- The very best lesson for a horseman, young or old, is colt-breaking; and if in the attempt the _young_ horseman fails to do the colt justice, he will at least do him less injury than the country colt-breaker, or the generality of grooms. (source)
- The next slide is what we call young studs, and it's almost like the past and present of the Boston properties the Reston Town Center and the next slide is what we truly believe to be the future of not only Reston but of the Washington region. (source)
- I. ii.26 (18,4) Such comfort as do lusty young men feel] To say, and to say in pompous words, that a _young man shall feel_ as much in an assembly of beauties, _as young men feel in the month of April_, is surely to waste sound upon a very poor sentiment. (source)
- The blue violets represent little naval cadets; they dance with hyacinths and crocuses, which they call young ladies; the tulips and great tiger-lilies are old ladies who keep watch that the dancing is well done, and that everything goes on with propriety. (source)
- God forgives the inattention at Mass of an old man when he sleeps; of a young man when he loves; and the wandering attention of an _old_ man blessed with a _young_ heart the Almighty will surely pardon, for He Himself must admire beauty, since He made it. ' (source)
- Miss Carnaby heard the conversation of her young companions, and she gradually became conscious that William was not a boy; in fact, she began to wonder how she had ever thought so, for he, as she said unto herself, was "certainly a very interesting _young man_." (source)
- A FIERY MINISTER Louis Farrakhan, speaking to a large crowd in Philadelphia yesterday to mark the 16th anniversary of his Million Man March, brought a message to what he called the "young white people" of the budding Occupy Wall Street protest movement: He's supportive. (source)
- A high school English teacher in suburban Philadelphia who was suspended for a profanity-laced blog in which she called her young charges "disengaged, lazy whiners" is driving a sensation by daring to ask: Why are today's students unmotivated - and what's wrong with calling them out? (source)
- There would not be any thing essentially wrong in an attachment between these young people, if it sprang up naturally; only it would be necessary to impress upon them the fact that they were _young_, and that for years to come their minds should be largely occupied with other matters. (source)
- A gentleman we talked to, a cardiologist, a Cuban-American man said he was very upset by the fact that the message that they were trying to get out in the morning was lost in the afternoon because of what he described as young thugs coming out here, causing problems and attracting all the attention. (source)
- "She couldn't hev things a-gwine on so as they had been, and she was gwine to make these yer young ones keep better order;" for Dinah herself, somehow, indulged the illusion that she herself was the soul of order, and it was only the _young uns_, and the everybody else in the house, that were the cause of anything that fell short of perfection in this respect. (source)
- "She couldn't hev things a gwine on so as they had been, and she was gwine to make these yer young ones keep better order;" for Dinah herself, somehow, indulged the illusion that she, herself, was the soul of order, and it was only the _young uns_, and the everybody else in the house, that were the cause of anything that fell short of perfection in this respect. (source)
- I mean, one of those Mugabe-esque banana republics, ok., but if a candidate/party can't win an election on anything more than the idea that his opponent smoked a joint when he was young - or had a few too many drinks, for that matter, *when he was young* - what does that say about (a) the quality of our political discourse; (b) our worthiness to "lead the world"; and (c) the slavish devotion of so many people to the pronouncements of our government? (source)
- These journalists spoke with bitter contempt of what they called the young lions of the Faubourg Saint-Germain, of the rude manners of the aristocracy, of the ridiculous scruples of those proud legitimists, who feared to compromise themselves in the interests of their country, and yet were compromised daily by a thousand extravagances; then they related falsehoods that were utterly without foundation, and yet were made to appear quite probable by the disgraceful conduct of the young men before us. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 57.0, which suggests that "young" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 51 synonyms for young.
adolescent, blooming, blossoming, boyish, boylike, budding, burgeoning, callow, childish, childlike, crude, developing, early, fledgling, fresh, girlish, girllike, green, growing, half-grown, ignorant, inexperienced, infant, inferior, junior, juvenile, little, modern, new, newborn, newish, not aged, pubescent, puerile, punk, raw, recent, tender, tenderfoot, undeveloped, undisciplined, unfinished, unfledged, unlearned, unpracticed, unripe, unseasoned, untried, unversed, vernal, youthful
We have 7 antonyms for young.
adult, experienced, healthy, mature, old, older, sophisticated
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of young from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Being in an early period of life, development, or growth.
- (adjective) Newly begun or formed; not advanced: The evening is still young.
- (adjective) Of, belonging to, or suggestive of youth or early life: He is young for his age.
- (adjective) Vigorous or fresh; youthful.
- (adjective) Lacking experience; immature: a young hand at plowing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.
- (adjective) As if young; having the look or qualities of a young person.
- (adjective) Of or belonging to the early part of life.
- (adjective) Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.
- (noun) People who are young; young beings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Not long born; still in the first part of life; not yet arrived at adolescence, maturity, or age; not old; juvenile; -- said of animals.
- (adjective) Being in the first part, pr period, of growth.
- (adjective) Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.
- (noun) The offspring of animals, either a single animal or offspring collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) In physical geography, exhibiting an early stage of the geographic cycle, when sculpture or dissection is not far advanced.
- (None) Being in the first or early stage of life; not long born; not yet arrived at maturity or full age; not old: said of animals: as, a young child; a young man; a young horse.
- (None) Being in the first or early stage of growth: as, a young plant; a young tree.
- (None) Being in the first or early part of existence generally; not yet far advanced, of long duration, or of full development; recent; newly come to pass or to be.
- (None) Having the appearance and freshness or vigor of youth; youthful in look or feeling; fresh; vigorous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) not tried or tested by experience
- (adjective) being in its early stage
- (noun) 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)
- (noun) United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955)
- (adjective) (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity