[ yooth ]
/ yuθ /
noun, plural youths [yooths, yoothz] /yuθs, yuðz/, (collectively) youth.
the condition of being young.
the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young.
the time of being young; early life: His youth was spent on the farm.
the period of life from puberty to the attainment of full growth; adolescence.
the first or early period of anything: The business, even in its youth, showed great potential.
young persons collectively.
a young person, especially a young man or male adolescent.
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Origin of youth
before 900; Middle English youthe, Old English geoguth; cognate with Dutch jeugd, German Jugend
SYNONYMS FOR youth
ANTONYMS FOR youth
1, 3 maturity.
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Definition for youth (2 of 2)
[ yooth ]
/ yuθ /
Isle of, an island in the Caribbean, a special municipality in S Cuba. 1182 sq. mi. (3060 sq. km).
Spanish Isla de la Juventud. Formerly Isle of Pines.
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Example sentences from the Web for youth
While excoriating the IRS, Huckabee brings his readers along on a flashback to his youth.
Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After raising a cool $2m last night, Will met the President today in DC while Kate visited a Harlem youth project.
According to a 2012 UNAIDS report, youth between the ages of 16 to 25 account for 40 percent of all new adult HIV infections.
But America the Beautiful III: The Sexualization of Our Youth is by far the most personal of my documentary films.
A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth|Darryl Roberts|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the book, you say “Absorb youth and you will be absorbed by youth.”
George Clinton on Industry ‘Mobsters’ and How Nobody Wants to Listen to a Crackhead|Curtis Stephen|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought him ten years less, and he spoke with the dogmatism of youth.
The Grey Room|Eden Phillpotts
But the youth is young, brave, and should live in honor and high promotion.
The War Tiger|Wiliam Dalton
A quarrel followed, in which Comte was so violent that Saint-Simon had to put the youth out of his house.
A huge crowd had gathered, and the youth of it was demonstrating with energy, cheering and breaking soon into national songs.
The Guns of Europe|Joseph A. Altsheler
Nay”—as the youth looked up in astonishment—“nay, answer me not, for I know what thou wouldst have.
Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine|Lewis Spence
British Dictionary definitions for youth (1 of 2)
/ (juːθ) /
noun plural youths (juːðz)
the quality or condition of being young, immature, or inexperiencedhis youth told against him in the contest
the period between childhood and maturity, esp adolescence and early adulthood
the freshness, vigour, or vitality characteristic of young peopleyouth shone out from her face
any period of early developmentthe project was in its youth
a young person, esp a young man or boy
young people collectivelyyouth everywhere is rising in revolt
Derived forms of youth
Word Origin for youth
Old English geogoth; related to Old Frisian jogethe, Old High German iugund, Gothic junda, Latin juventus
British Dictionary definitions for youth (2 of 2)
/ (juːθ) /
Isle of Youth an island in the NW Caribbean, south of Cuba: administratively part of Cuba from 1925. Chief town: Nueva Gerona. Pop: 80 600 (2002 est). Area: 3061 sq km (1182 sq miles)Former name: Isle of Pines Spanish name: Isla de la Juventud (ˈizla ðe la xuβenˈtuð)
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