youth

  • 1 Youth — is the period from infancy or childhood to maturity.UsageAround the world the terms youth , adolescent , teenager , and young person are interchanged, often meaning the same thing, occasionally differentiated. Youth generally refers to a time of… …

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  • 2 youth — W2S2 [ju:θ] n plural youths [ju:ðz US ju:ðz, ju:θs] [: Old English; Origin: geoguth] 1.) [U] the period of time when someone is young, especially the period when someone is a teenager →↑old age sth of sb s youth ▪ the dreams of his youth in sb s… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 youth — [ juθ ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the time in someone s life when they are young: In his youth, he had traveled and seen much of the world. the energy/enthusiasm/innocence of youth relive/recapture your youth: The visit was more than just a chance to …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 youth — has the plural form youths, pronounced yoodhz. As well as meaning ‘a young person’ (in BrE usually a boy but in other varieties a boy or girl) and ‘a young time of life’ (in their youth), it has a collective sense ‘young people’, normally… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 youth — youth, adolescence, puberty, pubescence are sometimes used interchangeably to denote the period in life when one passes from childhood to maturity. Youth is the most general of these terms, being applied sometimes to the whole early part of life… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 youth — O.E. geoguð youth, related to geong young, from W.Gmc. *jugunthiz, altered from P.Gmc. *juwunthiz (Cf. O.S. juguth, O.Fris. jogethe, M.Du. joghet, Du. jeugd, O.H.G. jugund, Ger. Jugend, Goth. junda youth; see …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 youth — index adolescence, adolescent, child, children, infant, juvenile, minor, minority (infancy) …

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  • 10 youth — ► NOUN (pl. youths) 1) the period between childhood and adult age. 2) the qualities of vigour, freshness, immaturity, etc. associated with being young. 3) (treated as sing. or pl. ) young people. 4) a young man. ORIGIN Old English, related to… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Youth — [yo͞oth] Isle of Cuban isle south of W Cuba: 849 sq mi (2,199 sq km) …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 youth — [yo͞oth] n. pl. youths [yo͞othz, yo͞oths] [ME youthe < OE geoguthe < * jugunthi < Gmc * juwunthi (with g for w based on * dugunthi , goodness, valor) akin to Du jeugd: for IE base see YOUNG] 1. the state or quality of being young, esp.… …

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  • 13 youth|en — «YOO thuhn», transitive verb. to make youthful; impart a youthful appearance to: »No dress youthens a girl so much as white (Evening Star). –v.i. to become youthful; acquire youthful qualities: »You will always be forty to strangers perhaps: and… …

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  • 14 youth — noun 1 period of your life when you are young ADJECTIVE ▪ early ▪ lost ▪ nostalgia for her lost youth ▪ misspent (often humorous) ▪ His lack …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 youth — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Condition of being young Nouns 1. youth, juvenility, juvenescence, immaturity, juniority; childhood, boyhood, maidenhood, girlhood, youthhood; minority, nonage, teenage, teens, tender age, bloom; prime… …

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  • 16 Youth — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Youth est un mot anglais qui signifie jeunesse, et peut désigner : Youth, film américain de 1915 ; Youth, film américain de 1917 ; Youth,… …

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  • 17 youth — [[t]ju͟ːðz[/t]] ♦♦ youths 1) N UNCOUNT: usu poss N Someone s youth is the period of their life during which they are a child, before they are a fully mature adult. In my youth my ambition had been to be an inventor. ...the comic books of my youth …

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  • 18 youth */*/*/ — UK [juːθ] / US [juθ] noun Word forms youth : singular youth plural youths 1) a) [uncountable] the time in someone s life when they are young In his youth, he had travelled and seen much of the world. the energy/enthusiasm/innocence of youth… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 youth — re·youth; youth; youth·en; youth·ful; youth·ful·ly; youth·ful·ness; youth·head; youth·hood; youth·ly; …

    English syllables

  • 20 youth — /ju:T/ noun plural youths /ju:Dz/ 1 (U) the period of time when someone is young, especially the period between being a child and being fully grown: Youth is a time when many people rebel against their parents. | in sb s youth (=when they were… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English