What does adolescent mean?

Definitions for adolescent
ˌæd lˈɛs əntado·les·cent

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. adolescent(Noun)

    A teenager; a juvenile after puberty

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

  2. adolescent(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Adolescent(noun)

    a youth

    Etymology: [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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of adolescent in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Hayes-Lattin:

    Cancer can throw a wrench in that to a substantial degree, what makes it challenging for adolescent and young adult patients that's different from younger patients and older patients is that there are some really unique things that face this group.

  2. Charles De Gaulle:

    As an adolescent ... I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so.

  3. Ian Colman:

    Although there is a fairly good body of evidence suggesting that maternal depression is associated with depression in the child, there is a lot less about how maternal depression might influence adolescent behavior, given how prevalent maternal depression is, and that risky adolescent behaviors are associated with poor long-term outcomes in adulthood, we thought better evidence in this area could be really useful.

  4. André Maurois:

    The need to express oneself in writing springs from a mal-adjustment to life, or from an inner conflict which the adolescent (or the grown man) cannot resolve in action. Those to whom action comes as easily as breathing rarely feel the need to break loose from the real, to rise above, and describe it... I do not mean that it is enough to be maladjusted to become a great writer, but writing is, for some, a method of resolving a conflict, provided they have the necessary talent.

  5. Susan Saliba:

    Anxiety, sleeplessness and moodiness are symptoms of concussion, but are strongly associated with adolescent behavior and any external stress.

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  • The fourth definition of "adolescent" by the Chambers 20th Century Dictionary is incorrect. Adolescence occurs at the same period for both males and females. It is not different for each gender. Adolescence lasts from 13-19. People who are 20-25 are not adolescents. They are young adults/adults, though they can also be considered post-adolescents. 
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  • More guidance, close watch and rightful counsel is needed for our adolescent by our mothers and all adult in the home, environment and community, so as to have a peaceful and a salient community.
    LikeReplyReport 26 years ago

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