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young British & World English

Having lived or existed for only a short time

young English Thesaurus

I hate to see a young man throwing his life away

Young New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Brigham (1801–77), American Mormon leader

Young, Andrew British & World English

(1932-), US politician, civil rights leader, and clergyman; full name Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. He served in various capacities with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 1964–70 before becoming a Democratic representative from Georgia in the US Congress 1973–77. He was the US ambassador to the United Nations 1977–79 and mayor of Atlanta 1982–90

Young, Brigham British & World English

(1801–77), American Mormon leader. He succeeded Joseph Smith as the leader of the Mormons in 1844, and established their headquarters at Salt Lake City, Utah

Young, Cy British & World English

(1867–1955), US baseball player; born Denton True Young; also know as the Cyclone. The all-time pitching leader in wins (511), he pitched for the Cleveland Spiders 1890–98, the St. Louis Cardinals 1899–1900, the Boston Red Sox 1901–08, and, briefly, the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Braves before retiring in 1911. Baseball’s Cy Young Award for outstanding pitchers is named for him. Baseball Hall of Fame (1937)

Young, Neil British & World English

(B.1945), Canadian singer, songwriter, and guitarist; full name Neil Percival Young. His work combines plaintive acoustic material with distinctively distorted electric guitar. Notable albums: Harvest (1972)

Young, Steve British & World English

(1961-) US football player; full name Jon Steven Young. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1985–86 and continued as a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers 1987–1999. Named the NFL’s most valuable player in 1992 and 1994, he led his team to victory in the Super Bowl in 1995

Young, Thomas British & World English

(1773–1829), English physicist, physician, and Egyptologist. His major work in physics concerned the wave theory of light. He also played a major part in the deciphering of the Rosetta Stone

Young in youngberry British & World English

A bramble of a variety which bears large edible reddish-black fruit. First cultivated in the US, it is believed to be a hybrid of a dewberry

Young in Young's modulus British & World English

A measure of elasticity, equal to the ratio of the stress acting on a substance to the strain produced

young gun British & World English

A young man regarded as assertive and aggressively self-confident

young man British & World English

A young man or a boy

young blood British & World English

A younger member or members of a group, especially as an invigorating force

with young British & World English

(Of an animal) pregnant

young fogey British & World English

A young person with conservative tastes or ideas

Young Italy British & World English

A movement founded by Giuseppe Mazzini in 1831 to work towards a united Italian republic. In the 1830s and 1840s the movement plotted against the Italian governments. It failed to gain popular support but was nevertheless a significant stimulus to the Risorgimento

young lady British & World English

A young woman or a girl

Young Turk British & World English

A member of a revolutionary party in the Ottoman Empire who carried out the revolution of 1908 and deposed the sultan Abdul Hamid II

Young Turk New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

member of a revolutionary party in the Ottoman Empire

young-looking British & World English

Having a youthful appearance

young person British & World English

(In the UK) a person generally from 14 to 17 years of age

young offender British & World English

(In the UK) a criminal from 14 to 17 years of age

Cy Young Award British & World English

An annual award to the outstanding pitcher in each of the major leagues

angry young man British & World English

A young man dissatisfied with and outspoken against existing social and political structures

bright young thing British & World English

An enthusiastic, ambitious, and self-consciously fashionable young person, a term originally applied in the 1920s to a member of a young fashionable set noted for exuberant and outrageous behaviour

Young's modulus British & World English

A measure of elasticity, equal to the ratio of the stress acting on a substance to the strain produced

Angry Young Men New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

group of British playwrights and novelists of the early 1950s

young adult offender British & World English

(In the UK) a criminal from 18 to 20 years of age

blood British & World English

A fashionable and dashing young man

Simpson, Sir James Young British & World English

(1811–71), Scottish surgeon and obstetrician. He discovered the usefulness of chloroform as an anaesthetic shortly after the first use of ether

young offender institution British & World English

(In the UK) an institution for the detention of criminals from the ages of 14 to 20, replacing the former detention centres and youth custody centres

with young in young British & World English

(Of an animal) pregnant

young blood in blood British & World English

A younger member or members of a group, especially as an invigorating force

you can't put an old head on young shoulders British & World English

You can’t expect a young person to have the wisdom or maturity associated with older people

Stuart, Charles Edward British & World English

(1720–88), son of James Stuart, pretender to the British throne; known as the Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie. He led the Jacobite uprising of 1745-6. However, he was driven back to Scotland and defeated at the Battle of Culloden (1746)


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