comparative of young.
(usually initial capital letter) (used to designate the junior of two related persons bearing the same name): Charles the Younger ruled after his father abdicated.
the junior of two persons in age (often used with a possessive pronoun): Her brother is seven years her younger.
Other definitions for Younger (2 of 2)
Thomas Coleman "Cole", 1844–1916, U.S. outlaw, associated with Jesse James.
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How to use younger in a sentence
One problem is that reprogramming doesn’t just make cells act younger but also changes their identity—for instance, turning a skin cell into a stem cell.Meet Altos Labs, Silicon Valley’s latest wild bet on living forever | Antonio Regalado | September 4, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
That means a retired couple in their 80s, or a younger disabled couple, could be financially better off getting divorced than staying married.Democrats Want to Reform This Program That Helps Poor Elderly and Disabled Americans | Abigail Abrams | July 22, 2021 | TIme
Who are some younger popular historians that you think will be a lot better known a decade from now?
You know, when I was younger, I used to make problems for myself, like it was too easy.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
My younger, straighter-than-an-arrow son was stopped and arrested in two separate jurisdictions a few years ago.
Her adopted daughter tried to suffocate a younger biological sibling.
A male and female who do most of the mating dominate packs, and younger subordinates only breed occasionally.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family | Helen Thompson | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To think,” said the younger Englishwoman to her sister, “of this wee mite travelling about in an open motor!The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
She and her younger sister, Janet, had quarreled a good deal through force of unfortunate habit.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Yet he realized that Mrs. Chepstow was looking less faded, younger, more beautiful than when last he had been with her.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
At this moment Mrs. Chepstow lived in Isaacson's thought that she looked younger, less faded, and more beautiful.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
Now this younger son—I believe that he is in his twenty-first year at present—has been something of a scapegrace.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini