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

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 .

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. The CCRB:

    Sadly, after years of witnessing news about police misconduct and possibly experiencing it New York Police Department officers, even the youngest among us have an awareness of the tension that too often exists between the police and civilians, as young New Yorkers lead the way in calling for change in our city following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless others, it's time for the NYPD to re-consider how New York Police Department officers police our youth, address disparities in law enforcement, and commit to swift discipline when New York Police Department officers engage in misconduct.

  2. Anonymous D:

    Loving life is the true path to perpetual youth.

  3. Scott Gottlieb:

    I’m very concerned about youth becoming addicted to nicotine through things like e-cigarettes … what we don’t want to see is a whole generation of children become addicted to nicotine from the use of e-cigarettes.

  4. Imxn Abdul:

    Black and brown youth tend to doubt ourselves, that we can't lead and we can't make change, but when our community sees people like us leading that, it makes a difference.

  5. President Alassane Ouattara:

    Once you get more jobs in the cities and with the youth, then you have a faster perception that everyone is sharing equitably, we have the policies now, we have the programmes, we have the financing. It's the implementation we really have to concentrate on.

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