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Definition of youth | Dictionary.com


[ yooth ]

/ yuθ /

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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

3 minority, immaturity.

7 youngster, teenager, adolescent, stripling, lad, boy.

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ANTONYMS FOR youth

1, 3 maturity.

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OTHER WORDS FROM youth

youth·less, adjective

Words nearby youth

yours truly, yourself, yous, youse, youskevitch, youth, youth club, youth court, youth custody, youth custody centre, youth group

Definition for youth (2 of 2)

Youth

[ yooth ]

/ yuθ /

noun

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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Words related to youth

minority, teens, prime, boyhood, juvenescence, puberty, ignorance, inexperience, greenness, innocence, immaturity, bloom, childhood, adolescence, girlhood, youthfulness, jejunity

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British Dictionary definitions for youth (1 of 2)

youth

/ (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

youthless, adjective

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)

Youth

/ (juːθ) /

noun

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)

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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