Definitions for Adolescentˌæd lˈɛs ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•o•les•centˌæd lˈɛs ənt(adj.)

  1. growing to adulthood; youthful.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  2. of or pertaining to adolescence.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  3. characteristic of adolescence; immature.

  4. (n.)a person in the period of adolescence; teenager.

    Category: Developmental Biology

Origin of adolescent:

1475–85; < L adolēscent-, prp. of adolēscere to grow up, mature, inchoative of adolēre; see adult


Princeton's WordNet

  1. adolescent, stripling, teenager, teen(adj)

    a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

  2. adolescent(adj)

    relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent

    "adolescent problems"

  3. adolescent, teen, teenage, teenaged(adj)

    being of the age 13 through 19

    "teenage mothers"; "the teen years"

  4. adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerile(adj)

    displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

    "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"

  5. adolescent(adj)

    in the state of development between puberty and maturity

    "adolescent boys and girls"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. adolescent(noun)ˌæd lˈɛs ənt

    sb between the ages of 12 and 18; = teenager

    adolescent behavior


  1. adolescent(Noun)

    A teenager; a juvenile after puberty

  2. adolescent(Adjective)

    Characteristic of, or relating to, or undergoing adolescence; immature.

  3. Origin: First attested 1482, from adolescent, from adolescentem, accusative form of adolescens, present participle of adolescere, from ad- + alescere. The adjective first appeared in 1785.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adolescent(adj)

    growing; advancing from childhood to maturity

  2. Adolescent(noun)

    a youth

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Adolescent

    A person 13 to 18 years of age.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in the stage between childhood and adulthood.

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