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Pres

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noun
  1. a male given name, form of Presley.
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Young

[yuhng]
noun
  1. Andrew (Jackson, Jr.),born 1932, U.S. clergyman, civil-rights leader, politician, and diplomat: mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, 1981–89.
  2. Art(hur Henry),1866–1944, U.S. cartoonist and author.
  3. Brigham,1801–77, U.S. leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  4. Charles,1864–1922, U.S. army colonel: highest-ranking black officer in World War I.
  5. Denton T.Cy, 1867–1955, U.S. baseball player.
  6. Edward,1683–1765, English poet.
  7. Ella,1867–1956, Irish poet and mythologist in the U.S.
  8. Lester WillisPresPrez, 1909–59, U.S. jazz tenor saxophonist.
  9. Owen D.,1874–1962, U.S. lawyer, industrialist, government administrator, and financier.
  10. Stark,1881–1963, U.S. drama critic, novelist, and playwright.
  11. Thomas,1773–1829, English physician, physicist, mathematician, and Egyptologist.
  12. Whitney M., Jr.,1921–71, U.S. social worker and educator: executive director of the National Urban League 1961–71.
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  • "Go back to Hooven's house, Pres, and look after the horses," he added.

    The Octopus

    Frank Norris

  • She was going to the pres; then his niece came from Michilimackinac.

    A Little Girl in Old St. Louis

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

  • Pres and I have made things rather warm for you, you must confess.

  • Cypress, sī′pres, n. an evergreen tree whose branches used to be carried at funerals; hence a symbol of death.

  • Precipice, pres′i-pis, n. a very steep place: any steep descent: a perpendicular bank or cliff.


British Dictionary definitions for pres

Pres.

abbreviation for
  1. President
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young

adjective younger (ˈjʌŋɡə) or youngest (ˈjʌŋɡɪst)
    1. having lived, existed, or been made or known for a relatively short timea young man; a young movement; a young country
    2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the young
  1. youthful or having qualities associated with youth; vigorous or livelyshe's very young for her age
  2. of or relating to youthin my young days
  3. having been established or introduced for a relatively short timea young member
  4. in an early stage of progress or development; not far advancedthe day was young
  5. geography
    1. (of mountains) formed in the Alpine orogeny and still usually rugged in outline
    2. another term for youthful (def. 4)
  6. (often capital) of or relating to a rejuvenated group or movement or one claiming to represent the younger members of the population, esp one adhering to a political ideologyYoung England; Young Socialists
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noun
  1. (functioning as plural) offspring, esp young animalsa rabbit with her young
  2. with young (of animals) pregnant
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Derived Formsyoungish, adjective

Word Origin

Old English geong; related to Old Saxon, Old High German iung, Old Norse ungr, Latin iuvenis, Sanskrit yuvan

Young

noun
  1. Brigham (ˈbrɪɡəm). 1801–77, US Mormon leader, who led the Mormon migration to Utah and founded Salt Lake City (1847)
  2. Edward. 1683–1765, English poet and dramatist, noted for his Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality (1742–45)
  3. Lester. 1909–59, US saxophonist and clarinetist. He was a leading early exponent of the tenor saxophone in jazz
  4. Neil (Percival). born 1945, Canadian rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His albums include Harvest (1972), Rust Never Sleeps (1979), Ragged Glory (1990), and Prairie Wind (2005)
  5. Thomas. 1773–1829, English physicist, physician, and Egyptologist. He helped to establish the wave theory of light by his experiments on optical interference and assisted in the decipherment of the Rosetta Stone
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Word Origin and History for pres

young

n.

"young animals collectively, offspring," late 15c., from young (adj.).

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young

adj.

Old English geong "youthful, young," from Proto-Germanic *jungas (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian jung, Old Norse ungr, Middle Dutch jonc, Dutch jong, Old High German and German jung, Gothic juggs), from PIE *juwngkos, from PIE root *yeu- "vital force, youthful vigor" (cf. Sanskrit yuva "young," Latin juvenis "young," Lithuanian jaunas, Old Church Slavonic junu, Russian junyj "young," Old Irish oac, Welsh ieuanc "young").

From c.1830-1850, Young France, Young Italy, etc., were loosely applied to "republican agitators" in various monarchies; also, especially in Young England, Young America, used generally for "typical young person of the nation." For Young Turk, see Turk.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pres in Medicine

Young

(yŭng)John 1907-1997
  1. British biologist whose experiments with the giant nerve cells of squid contributed to the knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of nerves.
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Young

Thomas 1773-1829
  1. British physician and physicist who in 1801 postulated the three-color theory of color vision. Young also discovered (1801) astigmatism and described accommodation.
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pres in Science

Young

[yŭng]
  1. British physicist and physician who is best known for his contributions to the wave theory of light and his discovery of how the lens of the human eye changes shape to focus on objects of different distances. He also studied surface tension and elasticity, and Young's modulus (a measure of the rigidity of materials) is named for him. He is also credited with the first scientific definition of the word energy.
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