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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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; 
  ignorant;  weak. 
  Come  come  elder  brother,  you  are  too  young  in 
  this  --Shak. 

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