What does youth mean?

Definitions for youth
yuθ; yuθs, yuðzyouth

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. young person, youth, younker, spring chicken(noun)

    a young person (especially a young man or boy)

  2. young, youth(noun)

    young people collectively

    "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt"

  3. youth(noun)

    the time of life between childhood and maturity

  4. youth(noun)

    early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced

  5. youth, early days(noun)

    an early period of development

    "during the youth of the project"

  6. youth, youthfulness, juvenility(noun)

    the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person

Wiktionary

  1. youth(Noun)

    The quality or state of being young.

    Her youth and beauty is what attracted him to her.

    Etymology: geoguþ, from West Germanic *juwunþ-, from a base corresponding to young + -th. Cognate with Dutch , German .

  2. youth(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: geoguþ, from West Germanic *juwunþ-, from a base corresponding to young + -th. Cognate with Dutch , German .

  3. youth(Noun)

    A young person

    There were a group of youths hanging around the parking lot, reading fashion magazines and listening to music.

    Etymology: geoguþ, from West Germanic *juwunþ-, from a base corresponding to young + -th. Cognate with Dutch , German .

  4. youth(Noun)

    A young man

    Etymology: geoguþ, from West Germanic *juwunþ-, from a base corresponding to young + -th. Cognate with Dutch , German .

  5. youth(Noun)

    (used in plural form) Young persons, collectively.

    Etymology: geoguþ, from West Germanic *juwunþ-, from a base corresponding to young + -th. Cognate with Dutch , German .

Wikipedia

  1. Youth

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Youth

    of Youth

    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.]

  2. Youth(noun)

    the quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility

    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.]

  3. Youth(noun)

    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

    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.]

  4. Youth(noun)

    a young person; especially, a young man

    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.]

  5. Youth(noun)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Youth

    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

  1. Youth

    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. geogothgeong, young; Ger. jugend.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. YOUTH

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. youth

    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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'youth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1925

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'youth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2451

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'youth' in Nouns Frequency: #741

How to pronounce youth?

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How to say youth in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of youth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of youth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of youth in a Sentence

  1. Herbert Hoover:

    Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war.

  2. Carolyn DeWitt:

    This is truly unique, you don't usually have organizations at this level -- three major players in the youth civic engagement space -- recognizing the urgency of this moment and seeing real value in coming together.

  3. Eldridge Cleaver:

    The white youth of today have begun to react to the fact that the American Way of Life is a fossil of history. What do they care if their old baldheaded and crew-cut elders don't dig their caveman mops? They couldn't care less about the old, stiff-assed honkies who don't like their new dances: Frog, Monkey, Jerk, Swim, Watusi. All they know is that it feels good to swing to way-out body-rhythms instead of dragging across the dance floor like zombies to the dead beat of mind-smothered Mickey Mouse music.

  4. The National Hockey League:

    China is committed to hockey and expects to expand its participation in all winter sports to 300 million people by 2022, the NHL continues to collaborate with sports bureaus across China in developing grassroots hockey programs and supporting local youth hockey and hockey development at all levels.

  5. John Moore:

    He who hasn't hacked assemply language as a youth has no heart. He who does as an adult has no brain.

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