/ jQN; jQN/ adj (-nger / -NgE(r); -N^L/, -ngest/-NgIst; -NgIst/)
not far advanced in life, growth, development, etc; of recent birth or origin 年轻的; 幼小的; 新诞生的; 新成立的: a young woman, animal, tree, nation 年轻的女人﹑ 幼小的动物﹑ 幼小的树﹑ 新成立的国家. Cf 参看 old2.
still near its beginning 仍然接近开始阶段的; 初期的: The evening is still young. 晚间刚开始不久.
the younger (fml 文) (used before or after a person's name, to distinguish that person from an older person with the same name 用於姓名之前或之後, 以区别於同名之年长者): the younger Pitt/Pitt the younger 年纪较轻的那个皮特. Cf 参看 elder1 2.
(becoming dated 渐旧) (a) (used before a person'sname to distinguish esp a son from his father 用於姓名之前, 以区别父子, 指儿子): Young Jones is just like his father. 小琼斯真像他的父亲. (b) (used as a familiar or condescending form of address 用作亲切的或屈尊俯就的称呼): Now listen to me, (my) young man/lady! 听我说, (我的)小伙子[小姐]!
for, concerning or characteristic of youth or young people 青年的; 年轻人的: The young look is in fashion this year. 今年时兴扮年轻人的样子. * Those clothes she's wearing are much too young for her. 她穿的那些衣服显得太年轻了.
[pred 作表语] ~ in sth having little practice or experience in sth 对某事物不熟练或无甚经验: young in crime 初次犯罪.
(idm 习语) an angry young man => angry. not as/so young as one `used to be/(once) `was old or growing old and losing vigour, good health, etc 年老的; 失去青春活力或健康等的: I can't play squash twice a week: I'm not as young as I was, you know! 我不能一星期打两次壁球了, 我的体力大不如前了, 你要知道! not get any `younger become older 变老的: Of course long walks tire you out you're not getting any younger, you know. 当然走长路能把你累坏的--青春不再, 你要知道. an old head on young shoulders => old. young and `old (a`like) everyone, regardless of age 无论老少: This is a book for young and old (alike). 这本书老少咸宜. ,young at `heart in spite of one's age, still feeling and behaving as one did when one was young 人老心不老. the ,young i`dea (dated 旧) young people, esp schoolboys or schoolgirls and students青少年; (尤指)学生. one's young `lady/young `man (dated 旧) one's girl-friend/boy-friend 女朋友; 男朋友: When's your young man coming to dinner, then? 你的男朋友什麽时候来吃饭呢? you're only young `once (saying 谚) young people should be allowed to enjoy themselves while they can, because they will have plenty to worry about when they get older 应准予年轻人及时行乐(因为年纪大时要有很多操心事).
> young n [pl]
1 (of animals and birds) offspring; young ones (指鸟兽)雏; 仔; 崽: The cat fought fiercely to defend its young, ie its young kittens. 那只猫拼命反抗以保护小猫.
2 the young young people considered as a group 年轻人(总称): The young in our society need careand protection. 我们社会的年轻人需要受到关怀和爱护.
3 (idm 习语) (be) with `young (of animals) pregnant (指动物)怀孕的.
youngish adj fairly young; quite young 相当年轻的; 很幼小的: a youngish President 年轻的总统.
youngster / -stE(r); -stL/ n child; youth; young person孩子; 少年; 青年; 年轻人: How are the youngsters (ie yourchildren)? 你的孩子怎麽样?
NOTE ON USAGE 用法: Yours faithfully, Yours sincerely, (esp US) Yours truly are the commonest ways of ending formal and semi-formal letters. *Yours faithfullyYours sincerely﹑ (尤用於美式英语的)Yours truly是信末最常见的敬语, 用於正规的及半正规的书信均可. The correct style is to use Yours faithfullyto end a letter which begins Dear Sir/Madam (ie when the name of the person being addressed is not known to the writer) and Yours sincerely/truly after Dear Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms Smith (ie when the name is known but the person is not well known to the writer). 正确的格式是在信的开头用Dear Sir/Madam(即不认识收信人), 则信末用Yours faithfully, 而在信的开头用Dear Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms Smith(即知其名而不熟悉者)则信末用Yours sincerely/truly. *In US English Sincerely, Sincerely yours and Yours truly are often used. 在美式英语中常用SincerelySincerely yoursYours truly. *If the writer knows the addressee personally, the first name is used and With best wishes may be added. 若写信人与收信人相识, 则信的开头用收信人的名字(不用姓), 信末可加With best wishes. *More familiar still is the use of the first name and Yours (ever). 关系更密切者, 信的开头用收信人的名字(不用姓), 信末用Yours (ever).