Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young person; a disciple.

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  • adjective comparative form of young: more young
  • noun rare One who is younger than another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective used of the younger of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a son from his father

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Examples

  • Now, in America, the term younger poet is applied with chivalric liberality.

    DC's

  • Molina the younger is a great receiver with a dynamite arm, and he enters his first full season at Peoria. ...

    USATODAY.com - Prospects to watch in NL teams' farm systems

  • Getting his kicks: Special teams coordinator Dave Toub said Adam Podlesh was his No. 1 target all offseason and he's excited to get what he called a younger version of Brad Maynard.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Getting his kicks: Special teams coordinator Dave Toub said Adam Podlesh was his No. 1 target all offseason and he's excited to get what he called a younger version of Brad Maynard.

    News - chicagotribune.com

  • Eichenbaum wants no part of it, and is dismayed by what he calls the younger generation's lack of respect for Reform Judaism's ideological heritage.

    J. Weekly

  • His international career – if it starts at all – will not last very long but those of us the wrong side of 40 whose hearts feel sick when someone 10 years younger is described as a "veteran" will hope Davies's tenacity serves England as well as it has served himself.

    Kevin Davies's England reward is deserved – but it could be short-lived

  • They were all of the Hansons in younger, fresher years, or at least of people who looked like them.

    Babies

  • Of course not: the elder slaying the ambitions of the younger is perfectly permissible.

    Why treat Ed Miliband as a younger son who should 'know his place'?

  • Our younger is Greta, whose name is hanging around down at 694, right about where it was when she was born.

    Chloe busts into the Top 10 (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • In the early days of using email (circa 1993, in younger days in my own life), I responded to a spam advertising email with a string of profanities and suggestions of suicide for the spammer.

    What’s Your Worst Email Gaffe? | Lifehacker Australia

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