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 .

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  

Suggested Resources

  1. youth

    Song lyrics by youth -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by youth on the Lyrics.com website.

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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say youth in sign language?

  1. youth

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. Hassan Shibly:

    And it's frankly the same social factors that lead to youth joining various gangs. I think ISIS is just another gang.

  2. Sir Walter Scott, Marmion (1808):

    Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech and speech is truth.

  3. Melina Jampolis:

    I believe initiatives and interventions like this should be a priority not only in the school setting, but could also be extended to the home and restaurant setting to combat our obesogenic environment and give our country's youth the best chance at fighting the obesity epidemic and avoiding a lifetime of obesity-related diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, depression, joint disease and certain types of cancer.

  4. David Hogg:

    [They’re] trying to distract people from the March For Our Lives Road to Change, which we announced yesterday, [It’s] a push to get the highest numbers of youth voters ever in American history turn out to vote come this November.

  5. John Grierson:

    Of course Moana, being a visual account of events in the daily life of a Polynesian youth and his family, has documentary value.

Images & Illustrations of youth

  1. youthyouthyouthyouthyouth

Popularity rank by frequency of use

youth#1#1607#10000

Translations for youth

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for youth »

Translation

Find a translation for the youth definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these youth definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "youth." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 31 Oct. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/youth>.

    Are we missing a good definition for youth? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for youth:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.