Youth 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. jugu[eth], D. jeugd, OHG. jugund, G. jugend, Goth. junda. [root]281. See {Young}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility. ``In my flower of youth.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Such as in his face Youth smiled celestial. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

He wondered that your lordship Would suffer him to spend his youth at home. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Those who pass their youth in vice are justly condemned to spend their age in folly. --Rambler. [1913 Webster]

3. A young person; especially, a young man. [1913 Webster]

Seven youths from Athens yearly sent. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. Young persons, collectively. [1913 Webster]

It is fit to read the best authors to youth first. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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