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a younger brother
▪ Do you have any younger brothers?
a younger sister
▪ Mary showed a lot of aggressive behaviour towards her younger sister.
the younger generation
▪ The party needs to make its policies appeal to the younger generation too.
▪ They are surprisingly early maturing: like the Jersey, they have been known to calve even younger than two years old.
▪ A casual observer on Van Ness the other day saw even younger adults have difficulty.
▪ Some of them were even younger than he.
▪ Boyish looking, many people thought, and looking even younger than the twenty-nine she admitted to.
▪ A young white-coated medico was called in, with an even younger sidekick to carry his bag, and a lady interpreter.
▪ Her pregnancy made her look even younger, more childish.
▪ Budding Beckers and Grafs start gaining skills from around the age of five or six - sometimes even younger.
▪ Leyland was even younger than she, or perhaps he only seemed to be.
▪ He didn't seem to care that Nick was so much younger than he was.
▪ And when he said it he seemed much younger than he was.
▪ On top we met a few much younger E types.
▪ That morning he stretched his back and sipped black coffee and enjoyed the sudden, urgent peristalsis of a much younger man.
▪ However, much younger and very tender spring lamb traditionally comes into the shops for the Easter weekend.
▪ The latest one, though older, looks much younger than her age.
▪ Isabel looked up at him quickly, startled anew as she realised he was much younger than she'd first supposed.
▪ She pulled me down next to her on the couch, partially cradling me as if I were a much younger child.
▪ There are a number of species generally similar to this one in rocks of Cretaceous and younger age.
▪ The rise in violence is most dramatic in younger age groups.
▪ It appears that for acute health problems older people are little different, in terms of prevalence, from younger age groups.
▪ Species resembling this one in general shape are met with in rocks of Cretaceous and younger age.
▪ Is the debate about reducing waiting lists less relevant to the medical care needs of older people than the younger age groups?
▪ In marked contrast to this fall amongst younger age groups, the number of retired people had increased by 39 percent.
▪ Unlike younger age groups those over retirement age are usually actual home owners as opposed to holding a mortgage.
▪ This was little different from the responses provided by younger age groups.
▪ My younger brother is holding my left hand but he is only vaguely present, shadowy.
▪ As the older daughter in a family of nine children, she had tried it on her younger brothers without much success.
▪ Not for him the path of apprenticeship followed by his two younger brothers - at least, not quite.
▪ He has a younger brother, Bobby Mariucci, who lives in Stockton.
▪ His younger brother, Frank Bradshaw, was best in the intermediate schoolboy class.
▪ She had to quit school in the seventh grade to care for her sickly younger brothers.
▪ Alfred, Hugh's younger brother, who helps Captain Jorgan to solve the mystery about his late father's life-savings.
▪ Many secondary pupils are likely to be more aware than younger children of their cultural and religious frames of reference.
▪ These students often prefer the company of younger children.
▪ Rules are flexible for younger children.
▪ It took nearly two years to get through the formalities for the younger child.
▪ In primary schools for younger children, the figure is 82%.
▪ Even if they wish to, younger children can not make adult-like judgments about Lying.
▪ There'd been a chorus of objection then and a flat refusal from Becky to stay with the younger children.
▪ It is clear that younger children believe in the need for severe punishment.
▪ Actually standing beside him was Matthew's younger daughter Clare.
▪ In a photograph taken at Wareham, her two younger daughters stand with their backs to the ocean.
▪ On 9 July 1877 Matcham married Robinson's younger daughter Maria, by whom he had two daughters.
▪ I brooded that my younger daughter was so messy that no one in her right mind would willingly room with her.
▪ But on the following morning his feelings towards his younger daughter were neither tender nor amused.
▪ She knew the determined stamp of her younger daughter, but there was also a heavier tread.
▪ She's my younger daughter and she was born over eighteen years ago.
▪ In her younger days Elizabeth was a passionate girl.
▪ It confirms that Storni, even in her younger days, was aware of the distinction between life and art.
▪ She looked like the women of his younger days who had adorned the packs of nude playing cards.
▪ I have cared about them intensely in my younger days.
▪ You see, in my younger days I wanted to make a lot of money.
▪ There was also a photo of some one I took to be Mr Campbell in his younger days.
▪ Having been an actor in his younger days, Dectes appreciated what he called court drama.
▪ The younger generation had taken over the reins.
▪ The maker of hair-care and other personal-care products recently completed its first year under a younger generation of family managers.
▪ Today, however, especially among the younger generation, we see a very different set of attitudes in western countries.
▪ Basic compassion, not just for the old but for the younger generation too, lies at the heart of this idea.
▪ The younger generation did seem less committed to the politics of the street demonstration and the illegal parade.
▪ As gay men grow older they have little to connect them to the vibrancy and hope of a younger generation.
▪ For the younger generation the marriage problem is one of choice.
▪ Gutfreund openly criticized what he considered the overweening greed of the younger generation.
▪ In one survey, 83 percent of the younger girls never, used contraception or used it sporadically.
▪ I took the younger girls and a young boy, and we stayed down there to see what was going to happen.
▪ Children were born at Little Gidding, and the four younger girls all eventually married clergymen.
▪ The tournament was won by Zsuzsa, and the two younger girls also finished in the leading group.
▪ For younger girls, lower values are appropriate.
▪ She also seems to think some of the younger girls in the office have no right to thoughts of their own.
▪ In that sense the younger girls were favoured.
▪ A few of the younger girls, new to their beat, looked at him with interest.
▪ Hermite was a distinguished mathematician who was well-known for his generosity to younger men.
▪ His kick-it must have been a hard one-caught the younger man on the shin, drawing a painful screech out of him.
▪ The younger man has adopted a contemporary hairstyle, while his older companion is portrayed in the traditional Republican style.
▪ It could have been an older man or a younger man or a woman.
▪ The younger man was immediately all confusion, like a girl.
▪ Although they followed the diet as well as younger men, they lost only two-thirds as much weight.
▪ Then she linked up again with an artistic group and met Steve, a younger man who depended on her a good deal.
▪ Suddenly, she felt the younger man push her down on to her back, and lift her legs high.
▪ Any revolutionary aspirations of the younger members are centred on gaining work and admittance to the mainstream of ordinary life.
▪ This does not mean that the younger members of the underclass pose no threat to public order.
▪ Consequently, he had no time for the younger members of the family.
▪ Some of the younger members of the faculty of divinity were angry.
▪ Consequently these questions have rarely been put to younger members of society.
▪ Her knowledge of the stage and music was always at the disposal of younger members.
▪ Out-migrants from rural areas are predominantly the younger members of the adult population.
▪ There is a playing field with equipment for the younger members of the community, and a football and cricket pitch.
▪ The older age-groups were somewhat less likely than the younger ones to have an occupational pension.
▪ Older respondents tend to state their replies in honorifics; younger ones are less reverential.
▪ The younger ones, tellingly, are closer to the disc.
▪ I say this especially to the younger ones.
▪ Face despised face, the older ones moving in front of the younger ones, the weaker ones giving way to the stronger ones.
▪ The younger ones are more gaudy and of course a better size for aquariums.
▪ Mostly they died of shock, particularly the younger ones, so it was a bonus when one recovered.
▪ Children of age could go out bike-riding, the younger ones played in the yard.
▪ Two pouches failed because of ischaemia but the clinical results in the remaining seven patients are indistinguishable from younger patients in the series.
▪ This usually occurs in younger patients.
▪ Thus it should not be assumed that older patients with ulcerative colitis have weaker sphincters than younger patients.
▪ To help her recovery, she was referred to a specialist rehabilitation centre for younger patients.
▪ Ascites should be treated with diuretics, although the elderly tolerate marked shifts in fluid and electrolytes less well than younger patients.
▪ The functional outcome in patients over 50 was slightly but not significantly inferior to the outcome in the younger patients.
▪ It can even be encountered by younger people - as a glance at job advertisements will show.
▪ There are a number of causes for this problem in younger people, including defects in the structure of the heart.
▪ Ageism is not just about prejudices towards older people; it can affect younger people, too.
▪ Mostly younger people were wearing weapons, and the adults were concerned about the danger and got them to return the guns.
▪ You see it everywhere and not just on younger people.
▪ About 70 percent of those elderly persons living with younger people are severely disabled.
▪ But the campaigns have been very amateurish and low-key and many of the younger people are not interested.
▪ If numbers continue to increase it is hoped to institute a training Wind Band for younger players.
▪ He had wanted some younger players in the field, where they could learn and develop.
▪ Afterwards he told me that one or two of the younger players in the orchestra had never played the overture before.
▪ They had the opportunity to ask younger players.
▪ Half-a-dozen younger players could be on the fringe before long.
▪ After all, he's Jeff Bagwell and to the younger players in the Astros' clubhouse that means something.
▪ The pull down menus make the game easy to play and the smooth animation help keep the interest of younger players.
▪ When he was a younger player, we tried to get him to throw it easier.
▪ Next came his three younger sisters whom he began to terrorise - biting, kicking and scratching them.
▪ His parents were ordinary working people, and he had a perfectly nice younger sister.
▪ Michael's younger sister found him a fidget in church and thought it was fidgeting to excess.
▪ Brewer has a younger sister who pitches in, too.
▪ He knew also which town he came from and the existence of a younger sister.
▪ She was the glamorous, daring one-Muriel was the younger, timid, plump, solemn younger sister.
▪ Christine, he supposed, the younger sister.
▪ This was May Mayo, who with her younger sister.
▪ Sadlowski was the younger son who remi ded them of their own fathers.
▪ Young Basque men emigrated because no patrimony could by custom be divided, leaving younger sons to fend for themselves.
▪ The younger son came to visit her on Christmas Day the past two years.
▪ Then his example lured his elder son Bertrand to Tripoli in 1112, and his younger son Alphonse Jourdain there in 1147.
▪ Provision needed to be made for dowager widows, and for younger sons and for daughters, and perhaps for other persons.
▪ Some younger son from among Leicester's tenants, placed by a dutiful father where he could readily get advancement.
▪ And the plight of even generously endowed younger sons like William Rufus and Eon of Penthièvre could arouse sympathy among their contemporaries.
▪ It is socially acceptable for men to marry younger women, but not viceversa.
▪ The younger woman looked to me like a student.
▪ The clinic believes the new technique will particularly appeal to older men in second or third relationships with younger women.
▪ Sometimes the men hang about, especially around the younger women.
▪ This raises the question of whether exposure to higher oestradiol levels may contribute to more rapid development of disease in younger women.
▪ The younger women know that if they want to be with men, they have to leave us.
▪ Mammography is less accurate at detecting cancers in younger women.
▪ In the younger women, that fat has to do with survival of the species.
▪ In general, they tend to be regarded as less productive, less adaptable and less dynamic than younger workers.
▪ Mature workers have a breadth of experience lacking in younger workers.
▪ Early retirement had also long been advocated as a means of cutting unemployment and of encouraging the promotion of younger workers.
▪ The system is overwhelmed by too many retirees and not enough younger workers to pay for their benefits.
▪ We're seeing the younger workers, the group of people they said could never be organised.
▪ However, research has shown that older people have less absenteeism, more job stability, and greater output than younger workers.
▪ These tend to be directed primarily towards younger workers and the short-term unemployed.
▪ The whole strategy works very well for younger workers with well documented training and experience.
sb is not getting any younger
▪ At school, the younger children go home an hour before the rest.
▪ He is the most influential of the younger French photographers.
▪ A younger man, or a more aggressive one, might have accepted the need for confrontation.
▪ For this reason, campaigners like Rifkin are necessary, and younger scientists especially have a reluctant admiration for him.
▪ Frequently our younger engineers had leisure activities involving strenuous physical activity.
▪ He says the younger Symington is both a director and an investor in Melones Internacional.
▪ She knew the determined stamp of her younger daughter, but there was also a heavier tread.
▪ Suppleness helps to keep you looking younger too as you will be able to move and walk better in later years.
▪ There is much about cricket today that disturbs all of riper years and many who are much younger.
▪ They lack self-confidence and often choose to play with younger children whom they can dominate.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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]28

  1. 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.

    ``Whom the gods love, die young,'' has been too long carelessly said; . . . whom the gods love, live young forever.
    --Mrs. H. H. Jackson.

  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.


a. (en-comparative of: young) n. (context rare English) One who is younger than another.

  1. n. any immature animal [syn: offspring]

  2. United States film and television actress (1913-2000) [syn: Loretta Young]

  3. United States civil rights leader (1921-1971) [syn: Whitney Young, Whitney Moore Young Jr.]

  4. British physicist and Egyptologist; he revived the wave theory of light and proposed a three-component theory of color vision; he also played an important role in deciphering the hieroglyphics on the Rosetta Stone (1773-1829) [syn: Thomas Young]

  5. United States jazz tenor saxophonist (1909-1959) [syn: Pres Young, Lester Willis Young]

  6. English poet (1683-1765) [syn: Edward Young]

  7. United States baseball player and famous pitcher (1867-1955) [syn: Cy Young, Danton True Young]

  8. 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) [syn: Brigham Young]

  9. young people collectively; "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt" [syn: youth] [ant: aged]

  10. [also: youngest, younger]

  1. adj. (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people" [syn: immature] [ant: old]

  2. (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; "new potatoes"; "young corn" [syn: new]

  3. [also: youngest, younger]

  1. adj. younger brother or sister; "little brother" [syn: little(a)] [ant: big(a)]

  2. used of the younger of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a son from his father; "John Junior"; "John Smith, Jr." [syn: jr.]


See young


Younger may refer to:

  • the superiority comparative of "young"
  • Younger (title), the title traditionally given to the heir apparent to a Laird
  • Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter
  • Jan Brueghel the Younger, Flemish painter
  • Olof Rudbeck the Younger, Swedish scientist and explorer
  • Seneca the Younger, Roman Stoic philosopher
  • Viscount Younger of Leckie, title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

As family name:

  • Younger (surname)


  • Younger, an American novel by Pamela Redmond Satran
    • Younger (TV series), an American sitcom based on the novel
  • Youngers (TV series), a British teen drama
  • "Younger" (song), single by Swedish artist Seinabo Sey

See also:

  • Younger v. Harris, a decision of the United States Supreme Court
Younger (song)

"Younger" is a debut single by the Swedish pop- soul singer Seinabo Sey. Produced by Magnus Lidehäll, it was released on 25 November 2013 on Universal Music label becoming a charting hit in Sweden (in January 2014) and Norway (May 2014). The song was featured on BBC Radio 1 as their Track of the Day for 16 April 2015.

Norwegian record producer and remixer Kygo remixed the song, now retitled "Younger (Kygo Remix)". This release reached the top of the Norwegian Singles Chart.

Younger (season 1)

The first season of the American comedy-drama television series Younger premiered on March 31, 2015, on TV Land. Starring Sutton Foster in the lead role of Liza Miller, the season consisted of twelve episodes and concluded its initial broadcast on June 9, 2015.

The season has met positive response from critics. Before the first season ended, Younger was renewed for a second season of 12 episodes on April 21, 2015. The last episode caught 1.23 million viewers and a 0.2 share/rating.

Younger (title)

Younger is a Scottish convention, style of address or description traditionally used by the Heir Apparent to:-

1. A current Laird (owner of a substantial and landed estate in Scotland)

2. Someone whose name includes a territorial designation (i.e. a family who were previously Lairds but who are no longer - this applies mainly to armigerous families who had a territorial designation which formed part of their name. Their arms being registered with the inclusion of the territorial designation, having become landless, still retain the full name - including the territorial designation - pertaining to the Grant of Arms)

3. A Scottish chieftainship (the head of a cadet branch of a clan which has a chief)

4. A clan chief.

5. A Scottish Baron, only if also a Laird (as above) and recognised by the Lord Lyon as such.1

The style of using the term "Younger" applies equally to a woman who is heir in her own right as to a man. The style of "Younger" is neither a title of nobility nor a peerage and does not carry voting rights either in the Parliament of Scotland or the Kingdom of England. The abbreviation of Younger is Yr. The wife of such an heir may adopt this style also.

When a person bearing this suffix becomes the Laird in their own right or succeeds to the arms of a now landless family or inherits the chieftainship of a cadet branch or the chiefship of the clan, they then drop the suffix and the next heir apparent may add the style to their name.

Younger (surname)

Younger is a surname, which may refer to the following people:

  • Members of the Younger family of the James-Younger Gang
    • Bob Younger (1853–1889), American outlaw; son of Henry Washington
    • Cole Younger (1844–1916), American guerrilla and outlaw; son of Henry Washington
    • Henry Washington Younger (1810–1862), businessman; father
    • Jim Younger (1848–1902), American outlaw; son of Henry Washington
    • John Younger (1851–1874), American outlaw; son of Henry Washington
  • A. P. Younger (1890–1931), American screenwriter
  • Elizabeth Younger (1699–1762), English actress and dancer
  • Evelle J. Younger (1918–1989), American politician
  • J. Arthur Younger (1893–1967), American politician
  • Paul "Tank" Younger (1928–2001), American football halfback and executive
  • Rick Younger (born 1969), American performer
  • Robert Younger (disambiguation), several people
  • Sam Younger (born 1951), British executive
  • William L. Younger (1894–1977), American athlete and coach
Younger (TV series)

Younger is an American single-camera comedy-drama television series based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name, created and produced by Darren Star. The series stars Sutton Foster as the lead character, with Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Molly Bernard and Peter Hermann co-starring in other main roles. The series' first season consists of 12 episodes and premiered on March 31, 2015, at 10 pm Eastern time, on TV Land. The series has received generally positive reviews from critics and was renewed for a 12-episode second season in April 2015. Before the premiere of the second season on January 13, 2016, the show was renewed for a third season on January 6, 2016 which will begin airing on September 28, 2016 at 10PM. On June 14, 2016 the show was renewed for a fourth season.

Younger (season 2)

Younger is an American single-camera comedy-drama television series based on the Pamela Redmond Satran novel of the same name, created and produced by Darren Star. The series stars Sutton Foster as the lead character, with Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Hilary Duff, Molly Bernard and Peter Hermann co-starring in other main roles. The pilot was picked up for a series in April 2014, with a 12-episode order. The first season consisted of 12 episodes, premiering on March 31, 2015 at 10 pm Eastern time. The second season debuted on January 13, 2016.

Usage examples of "younger".

Nan was younger, Aborigines were considered sub-normal and not capable of being educated the way whites were.

You get older daughters trying to protect younger siblings by doing anything they can to keep the abusive father focused on them.

Malipiero was a senator, who was unwilling at seventy years of age to attend any more to State affairs, and enjoyed a happy, sumptuous life in his mansion, surrounded every evening by a well-chosen party of ladies who had all known how to make the best of their younger days, and of gentlemen who were always acquainted with the news of the town.

Armenia: and a territorial acquisition, which Augustus might have despised, reflected some lustre on the declining empire of the younger Theodosius.

The translations have all been made with care, but for the sake of younger pupils simplified and modernized as much as close adherence to the sense would permit.

On this admonition he took his departure, revolving in his mind various stratagems whereby the younger Miss Merriville could be excluded from the forthcoming visit to Grosvenor Place without opposition from her masterful sister.

Had not Lady Bliss so adored her younger brother, she would have been all out of charity with him.

The names of Seneca, of the elder and the younger Pliny, of Tacitus, of Plutarch, of Galen, of the slave Epictetus, and of the emperor Marcus Antoninus, adorn the age in which they flourished, and exalt the dignity of human nature.

Shere Khan was always crossing his path in the jungle, for as Akela grew older and feebler the lame tiger had come to be great friends with the younger wolves of the Pack, who followed him for scraps, a thing Akela would never have allowed if he had dared to push his authority to the proper bounds.

To do Buldeo justice, if he had been ten years younger he would have taken his chance with Akela had he met the wolf in the woods, but a wolf who obeyed the orders of this boy who had private wars with man-eating tigers was not a common animal.

Though in his technique he is almost free from symbolist influences, the general spirit of his poetry is much more akin to symbolism than to that of the younger school, for, alone of the younger poets, he is a mystic.

His mouth was fine, almost thin, and tilted at the moment in a lopsided grin that made him look younger than Alec would have guessed before.

Illester turned Alec over to a younger servant and sent them both outside again to come in at the back door.

As for Aunt Prudence, if she had been a younger woman, Amy would have termed her expression positively coquettish!

Older representatives of this culture such as Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms have retired, only to be followed by younger figures such as Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, Trent Lott, James Inhofe and Dick Armey, who perpetuate their tradition.