young person, youth, younker, spring chickennoun
a young person (especially a young man or boy)
young people collectively
"rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt"
the time of life between childhood and maturity
early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced
youth, early daysnoun
an early period of development
"during the youth of the project"
youth, youthfulness, juvenilitynoun
the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person
The quality or state of being young.
Her youth and beauty is what attracted him to her.
The part of life following childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood.
A young person
There were a group of youths hanging around the parking lot, reading fashion magazines and listening to music.
A young man
(used in plural form) Young persons, collectively.
Etymology: geoguþ, from West Germanic *juwunþ-, from a base corresponding to young + -th. Cognate with Dutch, German.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: yeoguð , Saxon.
But could youth last, and love still breed,
Had joys no date, and age no need;
Then these delights my mind might move,
To live with thee, and be thy love. William Shakespeare.
See how the morning opes her golden gates,
And takes her farewel of the glorious sun;
How well resembles it the prime of youth,
Trim’d like a yonker, prancing to his love. William Shakespeare.
His starry helm unbuckled show’d him prime
In manhood, where youth ended. John Milton.
The solidity, quantity, and strength of the aliment is to be proportioned to the labour or quantity of muscular motion, which in youth is greater than any other age. Arbuthnot.
And many unrough youths even now,
Protest their first of manhood. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
If this were seen,
The happiest youth viewing his progress through,
What perils past, what crosses to ensue,
Would shut the book and sit him down and die. William Shakespeare.
About him exercis’d heroick games
Th’ unarmed youth of heav’n. John Milton.
O’er the lofty gate his art emboss’d
Androgeos’ death, and off’rings to his ghost;
Sev’n youths from Athens yearly sent, to meet
The fate appointed by revengeful Crete. Dryden.
The pious chief
A hundred youths from all his train elects,
And to the Latian court their course directs. Dryden.
As it is fit to read the best authors to youth first, so let them be of the openest and clearest; as Livy before Sallust, Philip Sidney before John Donne. Ben Jonson.
The graces put not more exactly on
Th’ attire of Venus, when the ball she won,
Than that young beauty by thy care is drest,
When all your youth prefers her to the rest. Edmund Waller.
Youth is the time of life when one is young, and often means the time between childhood and adulthood (maturity). It is also defined as "the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young". Its definitions of a specific age range varies, as youth is not defined chronologically as a stage that can be tied to specific age ranges; nor can its end point be linked to specific activities, such as taking unpaid work or having sexual relations.Youth is an experience that may shape an individual's level of dependency, which can be marked in various ways according to different cultural perspectives. Personal experience is marked by an individual's cultural norms or traditions, while a youth's level of dependency means the extent to which they still rely on their family emotionally and economically.
the quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility
the part of life that succeeds to childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood
a young person; especially, a young man
young persons, collectively
Etymology: [OE. youthe, youhe, uhee, uwee, eoee, AS. geogu, geogo; akin to OS. jugu, D. jeugd, OHG. jugund, G. jugend, Goth. junda. 281. See Young.]
Youth is generally the time of life between childhood and adulthood. Definitions of the specific age range that constitutes youth vary. An individual's actual maturity may not correspond to their chronological age, as immature individuals can exist at all ages. Youth is also defined as "the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young". Youth is a term used for people of both sexes, male and female, of a young age.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yōōth, n. state of being young: early life: a young person: young persons taken together: (Shak.) recentness, freshness.—adj. Youth′ful, pertaining to youth or early life: young: suitable to youth: fresh: buoyant, vigorous.—adv. Youth′fully.—ns. Youth′fulness; Youth′head, Youth′hood (obs.), youth.—adjs. Youth′ly (Spens.), young, youthful; Youth′some, youthful; Youth′y, young. [A.S. geogoth—geong, young; Ger. jugend.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The dynamo that makes the world go round; a product of its own generation, with its wires carrying Power into the high places of Earth and with its currents of Thought short-circuited only by bigoted Old Age.
To begin adulthood.
They both retained that feeling of youth as they chose to be active, energetic, open minded and loving.Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'Youth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1925
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Rank popularity for the word 'Youth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2451
Rank popularity for the word 'Youth' in Nouns Frequency: #741
The numerical value of Youth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Youth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The American ideal is youth -- handsome, empty youth.
A huge mobilization of young people is needed to create more public awareness and education, but we must provide skills and facilities for the youth to be employed, so we can demonstrate that energy indeed provides more job opportunities.
Such is the common process of marriage. A youth and maiden exchange meeting by chance, or brought together by artifice, exchange glances, reciprocate civilities, go home, and dream of one another. Having little to divert attention, or diversify thought, they find themselves uneasy when they are apart, and therefore conclude that they shall be happy together. They marry, and discover what nothing but voluntary blindness had before concealed; they wear out life in altercations, and charge nature with cruelty.
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.
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