Eldest, oldest, first-born, bantling, firstling.

  • Infant (Substantives), babe, baby, nursling, suckling.
  • Child, bairn, little one, brat, kid, chit, urchin, bantling, bratling, papoose, elf, piccaninny.

    Youth, boy, lad, stripling, youngster, younker, gossoon, nipper, whipster, whippersnapper, school-boy, hobbardehoy, hobbledehoy, cadet, minor.

    Scion, sapling, seedling, tendril, mushroom, nestling, chicken, larva, chrysalis, tadpole, whelp, cub, pullet, fry, fœtus, calf, colt, filly, pup, puppy, foal, kitten.

    Girl, lass, lassie, wench, miss, flapper, damsel, maid, maiden, virgin.

    (Adjectives). Infantine, infantile, puerile, boyish, girlish, childish, baby, babyish, unfledged, new-fledged, kittenish, callow.

    (Phrases). In leading-strings; at the breast; in arms; in one's teens; tied to mother's apron-strings.

  • Veteran (Substantives), old man, seer, patriarch, greybeard, gaffer, grandsire, grandam, matron, crone, beldam, sexagenarian, octogenarian, centenarian, oldster.
  • Pre - Adamite, Methuselah, Nestor.

    Elders, forefathers, forbears, fathers, ancestors, ancestry.

  • Adolescence (Substantives), puberty, majority, adultness, maturity, ripeness, manhood, virility.
  • (Phrases). Prime of life; man's estate; flower of age; meridian of life; years of discretion; toga virilis.

    A man, adult 373, a woman, matron 374, parti; ephebe.

    (Adjectives). Adolescent, of age, out of one's teens, grown up, mature, middle-aged, manly, virile, adult.

    Womanly, matronly, nubile, marriageable.

    3. Time with reference to an Effect or Purpose

  • Earliness (Substantives), timeliness, punctuality, readiness, promptness, promptitude, expedition, quickness, haste, acceleration, hastening, hurry, bustle, precipitation, anticipation, precociousness, precocity.
  • (Phrase). A stitch in time saves nine.

    Suddenness, abruptness 111.

    (Verbs). To be early, to be in time, etc., to keep time.

    To anticipate, forestall, book, bespeak, reserve.

    To expedite, hasten, haste, quicken, press, dispatch, accelerate, precipitate, hurry, bustle.

    (Phrases). To take time by the forelock; to steal a march upon; to be beforehand with; to be pressed for time.

    (Adjectives). Early, prime, timely, punctual, matutinal, forward, ready, quick, expeditious, precipitate, summary, prompt, premature, precocious, prevenient, anticipatory.

    Sudden, abrupt, unexpected 508, subitaneous, extempore.

    (Adverbs). Early, soon, anon, betimes, rath, apace, eft, eftsoons, in time, ere long, presently, shortly, punctually, to the minute.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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