What does youth mean?

Definitions for youth
yuθ; yuθs, yuðzyouth

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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


  1. youth(Noun)

    The quality or state of being young.

    Her youth and beauty is what attracted him to her.

  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.

  3. youth(Noun)

    A young person

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

  4. youth(Noun)

    A young man

  5. youth(Noun)

    (used in plural form) Young persons, collectively.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Youth

    of Youth

  2. Youth(noun)

    the quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility

  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

  4. Youth(noun)

    a young person; especially, a young man

  5. Youth(noun)

    young persons, collectively

  6. Origin: [OE. youthe, youhe, uhee, uwee, eoee, AS. geogu, geogo; akin to OS. jugu, D. jeugd, OHG. jugund, G. jugend, Goth. junda. 281. See Young.]


  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.

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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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  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. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    In the woods is perpetual youth.

  2. Irish Proverb:

    Praise youth and it will prosper.

  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Youth comes but once in a lifetime.

  4. Friedrich von Schiller:

    Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.

  5. William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 2 scene 3:

    We have some salt of our youth in us.

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