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youth

 (yo͞oth)
n. pl. youths (yo͞oths, yo͞othz)
1.
a. The condition or quality of being young: Travel while you still have your youth.
b. The time of life between childhood and maturity: He was rebellious in his youth.
c. An early period of development or existence: a nation in its youth.
2.
a. A young person, especially a young male in late adolescence.
b. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Young people considered as a group.
3. Geology The first stage in the erosion cycle.

[Middle English youthe, from Old English geoguth; see yeu- in Indo-European roots.]

Youth

(juːθ)
n
(Placename) 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

Youth

(juːθ)
n
(Placename) 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

youth

(yuθ)

n., pl. youths (yuθs, yuðz)
(collectively) youth.
1. the condition of being young.
2. the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of the young.
3. the time of being young; early life.
4. the period of life from puberty to the attainment of full growth; adolescence.
5. the first or early period of anything.
6. young persons collectively.
7. a young person, esp. a young man.
[before 900; Middle English youthe, Old English geoguth, c. Old Saxon juguth, Old High German jugund; see young, -th1]

Youth

(yuθ)
n.
Isle of, an island in the Caribbean, south of and belonging to Cuba. 68,700; 1182 sq. mi. (3061 sq. km). Formerly, Isle of Pines. Spanish, Isla de la Juventud.

Youth

 

See Also: AGE

  1. As young as truth —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  2. At sixty-eight, he is as pink and fat as a baby, ingenuous as a teenager —T. Coraghessan Boyle
  3. Between eighteen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions —André Malraux
  4. Childish, like believing in Beauty and the Beast —Janet Flanner
  5. Each youth is like a child born in the night who sees the sun rise and thinks that yesterday never existed —W. Somerset Maugham
  6. He is like one of those young-old engineers at Boeing, who at seventy wear bow ties and tinker in their workshops —Walker Percy
  7. It is like a long hopeless homesickness … missing those young days —Grace Paley
  8. Like the tongue that seeks the missing tooth I yearned for my extracted youth —Ogden Nash
  9. Looked about sixteen and as defenseless as a babe at a Mafia convention —Jimmy Sangster
  10. Midway between youth and age like a man who has missed his train: too late for the last and too early for the next —George Bernard Shaw
  11. Seemed as perpetually youthful as movie stars —Donald Justice
  12. She was just eighteen, rich and warm as one eagerly waiting for the play to begin —Arthur Schopenhauer
  13. Their [young people’s] impulses are keen but not deep-rooted … like sick people’s attacks of hunger —Aristotle
  14. The young leading the young is like the blind leading the blind —Lord Chesterfield
  15. Youth … flashing like a star out of the twilight —Willa Cather

    The simile is from an introductory poem to Cather’s novel, O Pioneer.

  16. Youthful rashness skips like a hare over the meshes of good counsel —William Shakespeare
  17. Youth is like spring, an overpraised season: delightful if it happen to be a favored one, but in practice very rarely favored and more remarkable, as a general rule, for biting east winds than genial breezes —Samuel Butler
  18. Youth … it did not go by me like a flitting dream. Tuesdays and Wednesdays were as gay as Saturday nights —Grace Paley
  19. Youth like summer morn … youth like summer brave —William Shakespeare

    Shakespeare used these similes in his poem, The Passionate Pilgrim, to describe the pleasures of youth, alternating them with comparisons about age and the weather.

    See Also: AGE

  20. (My) youth passed like a sleep —Dame Edith Sitwell
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.youth - a young person (especially a young man or boy)youth - a young person (especially a young man or boy)
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
blade - a dashing young man; "gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures"
hobbledehoy - an awkward bad-mannered adolescent boy
pup, puppy - an inexperienced young person
school-age child, schoolchild, pupil - a young person attending school (up through senior high school)
slip - a young and slender person; "he's a mere slip of a lad"
2.youth - young people collectivelyyouth - young people collectively; "rock music appeals to the young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt"
age bracket, age group, cohort - a group of people having approximately the same age
3.youth - the time of life between childhood and maturity
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
adolescence - the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
bloom of youth, salad days, bloom - the best time of youth
4.youth - early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced
matureness, maturity - state of being mature; full development
5.youth - an early period of development; "during the youth of the project"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
6.youth - the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person
youngness - the opposite of oldness

youth

noun
1. immaturity, adolescence, early life, young days, boyhood or girlhood, salad days, juvenescence the comic books of my youth
immaturity age, maturity, old age, adulthood, later life, manhood or womanhood
2. youthfulness, youngness, freshness The team is now a good mixture of experience and youth.
3. boy, lad, youngster, kid (informal), teenager, young man, adolescent, teen (informal), stripling, young shaver (informal) gangs of youths who broke windows and looted shops
boy grown-up, adult, pensioner, senior citizen, OAP
4. young people, the young, the younger generation, teenagers, the rising generation He represents the opinions of the youth of today.
young people old people, the old, the aged, the elderly
Quotations
"Youth's a stuff will not endure" [William Shakespeare]
"Twelfth Night"
"Young men have more virtue than old men; they have more generous sentiments in every respect" [Dr. Johnson]
"Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself anything, is forgiven nothing" [George Bernard Shaw Maxims for Revolutionists]
"Whom the gods love dies young" [Menander Mouostichoi]
"Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,"
"But to be young was very heaven" [William Wordsworth The Prelude]
"Youth is a disease that must be borne with patiently! Time, indeed, will cure it" [R.H. Benson]
"I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own" [Margaret Atwood Hair Jewelry]
"Hope I die before I get old" [Pete Townshend My Generation]
Proverbs
"Youth must be served"

youth

noun
1. The time of life between childhood and maturity:
2. A young person, usually between the ages of 13 and 19:
Informal: teener.
3. Young people collectively:
Translations
الشَّبابجيل الشَّبابشابٌّشَباب
младежмладост
abriljoventut
mládímladíkmládež
ungdomungt menneskede unge
junulo
nuoruusnuoruusikänuoretnuorinuorimies
mladostomladinamladež
fiatalokfiatalságserdülőkorfiatal
æska, ungdómurunglingarunglingur
青春時代
청소년
jaunatviškaijaunatviškasjaunatviškumasjaunuolisjaunystė
jaunatnejaunībajauniešijaunietispusaudzis
mladostmladina
ungdom
วัยหนุ่มสาว
gençlikdelikanlıdelikanlılıkgençgençler
tuổi trẻ

youth

[juːθ]
A. N
1. (= young age) → juventud f
in my youthen mi juventud
2. (youths (pl)) [juːðz] (= boy) → joven m
3. (= young people) → jóvenes mpl, juventud f
the youth of todaylos jóvenes or la juventud de hoy
B. CPD youth club Nclub m juvenil
youth employment scheme Nplan m de empleo juvenil
youth hostel Nalbergue m juvenil
youth hostelling N to go youth hostellingpasar las vacaciones en albergues juveniles
youth worker N (Brit) (= social worker) asistente social que se encarga de adolescentes menores de 18 años; (= community worker) empleado del municipio que trabaja con grupos de jóvenes en la comunidad

youth

[ˈjuːθ]
n
(= period) → jeunesse f
in my youth → dans ma jeunesse, quand j'étais jeune
[youths] [ˈjuːðz] (pl) (= young man) → jeune m
npl (= young people) → jeunesse f
modif [culture, training, unemployment] → des jeunes; [team, group] → de jeunes youth crimeyouth centre (British) youth center (US) ncentre m de loisirs (pour les jeunes)youth club ncentre m de loisirs (pour les jeunes)youth crime ndélinquance f juvénileyouth culture nculture f des jeunes

youth

n
no plJugend f; in (the days of) my youthin meiner Jugend(zeit); the town of my youthdie Stadt or Stätte (hum)meiner Jugend; in early youthin früher Jugend; she has kept her youthsie ist jung geblieben
pl <-s> (= young man)junger Mann, Jugendliche(r) m; when he was a youthals er ein junger Mann war; pimply youthpickliger Jüngling
youth pl (= young men and women)Jugend f; she likes working with (the) youthsie arbeitet gerne mit Jugendlichen; the youth of todaydie Jugend von heute; the Hitler Youth Movementdie Hitlerjugend

youth

:
youth centre, (US) youth center
nJugendzentrum nt
youth club
nJugendklub m
youth custody
n (Brit Jur) → Jugendarrest m
Youth Employment Scheme
n (Brit) → Programm ntor Aktionsplan mfür jugendliche Arbeitslose

youth

:
youth hostel®
nJugendherberge® f
youth hosteller, youth hosteler
n jd, der in Jugendherbergen übernachtet, → Jugendherbergsgast m
Youth Training Scheme
n (Brit) → Ausbildungsprogramm ntfür Jugendliche
youth worker
nJugendarbeiter(in) m(f)

youth

[juːθ] n
a.giovinezza, gioventù f
in early youth → nella prima giovinezza
in my youth → da giovane, quando ero giovane
b. (youths (pl)) [juːðz] (boy) → ragazzo, giovane m
c. pl (young people) → giovani mpl
the youth of today → i giovani di oggi

youth

(juːθ) plural youths (juːðz) noun
1. (the state of being in) the early part of life. Enjoy your youth!; He spent his youth in America.
2. a boy of fifteen to twenty years old approximately. He and two other youths were kicking a football about.
3. young people in general. Some people say that today's youth has/have no sense of responsibility.
ˈyouthful adjective
1. young. The boy looked very youthful.
2. energetic, active, young-looking etc. Exercise will keep you youthful.
3. of youth. youthful pleasures.
ˈyouthfully adverb
ˈyouthfulness noun
youth hostel a place for young people, especially hikers, on holiday, where cheap and simple accommodation is provided ( noun youth hosteller)
youth mentor noun
someone who gives guidance and is like a big sister/brother to a young person who has social problems or is retarded.

youth

شَباب mládí ungdom Jugend νεότητα juventud nuoruus jeunesse mladost gioventù 青春時代 청소년 jeugd ungdomstid młodzież juventude молодость ungdom วัยหนุ่มสาว gençlik tuổi trẻ 青春

youth

n. juventud, mocedad.

youth

n juventud f
References in classic literature ?
cow with a crumpled horn' used to invite rash youths to come and be tossed.
The berry pickers, youths and maidens, laughed and shouted boisterously.
Damon in their tent, a separate one having been set up for the two men adjoining that of the youths.
I teach singing to the youths of the Connecticut levy.
Indeed, it is to be feared that some of the more rustic and bashful youths of Devil's Ford, who had felt it incumbent upon them to pay their respects to the new-comers, were more at ease in this vestibule than in the arcana beyond, whose glories they could see through the open door.
These weird apparitions had been handsome youths, clad in fashionable attire, fifteen minutes before, but now they did not resemble any beings one ever sees unless in nightmares.
I had the pleasure, on this occasion, of renewing the acquaintance of Master Micawber, whom I found a promising boy of about twelve or thirteen, very subject to that restlessness of limb which is not an unfrequent phenomenon in youths of his age.
The youths in the gallery had taken off their coats and waistcoats and hung them over the side.
They do not think themselves obliged to fast till they have children either married or fit to be married, which yet doth not secure them very long from these mortifications, because their youths marry at the age of ten years, and their girls younger.
And so, since she appeared in public, and her beauty came to be seen openly, I could not well tell you how many rich youths, gentlemen and peasants, have adopted the costume of Chrysostom, and go about these fields making love to her.
None but provincial youths now retain a respectful demeanor before men of a certain age, and dare neither to censure nor contradict them.
The children of the poor are therefore allowed to "feel" from their earliest years, and they gain thereby a precocity and an early vivacity which contrast at first most favourably with the inert, undeveloped, and listless behaviour of the half-instructed youths of the Polygonal class; but when the latter have at last completed their University course, and are prepared to put their theory into practice, the change that comes over them may almost be described as a new birth, and in every art, science, and social pursuit they rapidly overtake and distance their Triangular competitors.