What does youth mean?

Definitions for youth
yuθ; yuθs, yuðzyouth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. young person, youth, younker, spring chickennoun

    a young person (especially a young man or boy)

  2. young, youthnoun

    young people collectively

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

  3. youthnoun

    the time of life between childhood and maturity

  4. youthnoun

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

  5. youth, early daysnoun

    an early period of development

    "during the youth of the project"

  6. youth, youthfulness, juvenilitynoun

    the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person

Wiktionary

  1. youthnoun

    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. youthnoun

    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. youthnoun

    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. youthnoun

    A young man

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

  5. youthnoun

    (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. Youthnoun

    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. Youthnoun

    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. Youthnoun

    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. Youthnoun

    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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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. Michael Lang:

    The original festival in '69 was a reaction by the youth of the time to the causes we felt compelled to fight for - civil rights, women's rights, and the antiwar movement, and it gave way to our mission to share peace, love and music, today, we're experiencing similar disconnects in our country, and one thing we've learned is that music has the power to bring people together. So, it's time to bring the Woodstock spirit back, get involved and make our voices heard.

  2. Mani Erfan:

    And it’s been predominately young people. We call it an awakening. the youth have become restless and have looked toward an alternative to the regime and Islam.

  3. 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 programs, we have the financing. It's the implementation we really have to concentrate on.

  4. Donna Orender:

    What Coach Auriemma is addressing is accountability and responsibility for who you are and how you interact with others, we hear so much and see so much of the coddled generation these days and especially in youth sports, where there is a focus on the 'me' culture in the scramble to be seen and earn a scholarship.

  5. Anonymous D:

    Loving life is the true path to perpetual youth.

Images & Illustrations of youth

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