- the condition of being young.
- the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young.
- the time of being young; early life: His youth was spent on the farm.
- the period of life from puberty to the attainment of full growth; adolescence.
- the first or early period of anything: The business, even in its youth, showed great potential.
- young persons collectively.
- a young person, especially a young man or male adolescent.
Origin of youth
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- Isle of, an island in the Caribbean, a special municipality in S Cuba. 1182 sq. mi. (3060 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for youth
While excoriating the IRS, Huckabee brings his readers along on a flashback to his youth.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!
January 8, 2015
After raising a cool $2m last night, Will met the President today in DC while Kate visited a Harlem youth project.Kate Middleton and Prince William's $2m Dinner
December 8, 2014
According to a 2012 UNAIDS report, youth between the ages of 16 to 25 account for 40 percent of all new adult HIV infections.The New Face of HIV Is Gay & Young
December 1, 2014
But America the Beautiful III: The Sexualization of Our Youth is by far the most personal of my documentary films.A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth
November 30, 2014
In the book, you say “Absorb youth and you will be absorbed by youth.”George Clinton on Industry ‘Mobsters’ and How Nobody Wants to Listen to a Crackhead
November 19, 2014
If it may be avoided, I will not see the whole of your youth consumed in anxious watchings.
His lines were gracefully full, his bearing had still the alertness of youth.
And can you expect the youth of Athens to be wiser than their gods?
“I am afraid he is past ransom,” said the youth, shaking his head.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
On the other hand, youth is often gifted with a credulity divine and unerring.
- the quality or condition of being young, immature, or inexperiencedhis youth told against him in the contest
- the period between childhood and maturity, esp adolescence and early adulthood
- the freshness, vigour, or vitality characteristic of young peopleyouth shone out from her face
- any period of early developmentthe project was in its youth
- a young person, esp a young man or boy
- young people collectivelyyouth everywhere is rising in revolt
- Isle of Youth an island in the NW Caribbean, south of Cuba: administratively part of Cuba from 1925. Chief town: Nueva Gerona. Pop: 80 600 (2002 est). Area: 3061 sq km (1182 sq miles)Former name: Isle of Pines Spanish name: Isla de la Juventud (ˈizla ðe la xuβenˈtuð)
Word Origin and History for youth
Old English geoguð "youth," related to geong "young," from West Germanic *jugunthiz (cf. Old Saxon juguth, Old Frisian jogethe, Middle Dutch joghet, Dutch jeugd, Old High German jugund, German Jugend, Gothic junda "youth"), from the source of young (adj.)) + Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)).
The West-Germanic form was altered from Proto-Germanic *juwunthiz by influence of its contrast, *dugunthiz "ability" (source of Old English duguð). In Middle English, the medial -g- became a yogh, which then disappeared.
They said that age was truth, and that the young
Marred with wild hopes the peace of slavery