- 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
Synonyms for youth
Antonyms for youth
Examples from the Web for youthless
Historical Examples of youthless
Whatever emotion troubled the depths of his being, no sign of it rose to his ageless, youthless face.Miss Mink's Soldier and Other Stories
Alice Hegan Rice
Gray have I grown in quest of it and old, Youthless and as a leper to delight, But it has come at last—at last has come!The Immortal Lure
Cale Young Rice
- 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
Word Origin for youth
- 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)
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