What does Adolescent mean?

Definitions for Adolescentˌæd lˈɛs ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Adolescent.

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"


  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

  3. Origin: [L. adolescens, p. pr. of adolescere to grow up to; ad + the inchoative olescere to grow: cf. F. adolescent. See Adult.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adolescent

    ad-o-les′ent, adj. growing to manhood.—n. Adoles′cence, the period of youth, in man, from 14 to 25; in woman, from 12 to 21. [Through Fr. from L. adolescent-em, adolescĕre, to grow, adolēre, to magnify.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Adolescent

    A person 13 to 18 years of age.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Adolescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Adolescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Wendy Cope:

    I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.

  2. Christopher Adzia:

    Our program really is looking at adolescent brain development, addiction on a brain level.

  3. Mary Day Winn:

    Sex is the tabasco sauce which an adolescent national palate sprinkles on every course in the menu.

  4. Nancy Rigotti:

    Adolescent brains appear to be especially susceptible to becoming addicted to nicotine when exposed.

  5. David Ross:

    In most deaths by road accident, the adolescent is a passive victim, in only a small proportion are they the driver.

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