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Standard Definition

[n] the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person
[n] young people collectively; "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt"
[n] a young person (especially a young man or boy)
[n] early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced
[n] the time of life between childhood and maturity
[n] an early period of development; "during the youth of the project"


early days - (3 syllables), juvenility - (5 syllables), spring chicken - (3 syllables), young - (1 syllables), young person - (3 syllables), younker - (2 syllables), youthfulness - (3 syllables)



Misc. Definitions

\Youth\ ([=u]th), n.; pl. {Youths} ([=u]ths; 264) or collectively {Youth}. [OE. youthe, youh[thorn]e, [yogh]uhe[eth]e, [yogh]uwe[eth]e, [yogh]eo[yogh]e[eth]e, AS. geogu[eth], geogo[eth]; akin to OS. jug[eth], D. jeugd, OHG. jugund, G. jugend, Goth. junda. [root]28
1. See {Young}.]
1. The quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility. ``In my flower of youth.'' --Milton. Such as in his face Youth smiled celestial. --Milton.
2. 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. He wondered that your lordship Would suffer him to spend his youth at home. --Shak. Those who pass their youth in vice are justly condemned to spend their age in folly. --Rambler.
3. A young person; especially, a young man. Seven youths from Athens yearly sent. --Dryden.
4. Young persons, collectively. It is fit to read the best authors to youth first. --B. Jonson.