Youth meaning

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The period of life coming between childhood and maturity; adolescence.
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The state or quality of being young, esp. of being vigorous and lively, or immature, impetuous, etc.
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A young person; esp., a young man.
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The definition of a youth is a young person who has not yet reached adulthood and refers to the time period before you become an adult.

An example of a youth is a person who is only 14 years old.

An example of youth is the time period before you turn 18 and become an adult.

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Young people collectively.
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(uncountable) The quality or state of being young.

Her youth and beauty is what attracted him to her.

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(uncountable) 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.

Make the most of your youth, it will not last forever.

I made many mistakes in my youth, but learned from them all.

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An early stage of growth or existence.
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(countable) A young person.

There were a group of youths hanging around the parking lot, reading fashion magazines and listening to music.

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(countable) A young man.
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(uncountable) (used in plural form) Young persons, collectively.
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The first stage in the erosion cycle.
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Cuban isle south of W Cuba: 849 sq mi (2,199 sq km)
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Origin of youth

  • Middle English youthe from Old English geoguth yeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English Ä¡eoguþ, from West Germanic *juwunþ-, from a Germanic base corresponding to young + -th. Cognate with Dutch jeugd, German Jugend.

    From Wiktionary