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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.]
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
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a young person (especially a young man or boy) [syn: young
person, youth, younker, spring chicken]
2: young people collectively; "rock music appeals to the young";
"youth everywhere rises in revolt" [syn: young, youth]
[ant: aged, elderly]
3: the time of life between childhood and maturity
4: early maturity; the state of being young or immature or
5: an early period of development; "during the youth of the
project" [syn: youth, early days]
6: the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person
[syn: youth, youthfulness, juvenility]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
118 Moby Thesaurus words for "youth":
adolescence, adolescent, adolescents, awkward age, baby, babyhood,
beginnings, birth, boy, boyhood, bub, bubba, buck, bud, buddy,
callowness, chick, child, childhood, childkind, children, chit,
colt, cradle, cub, damsel, demoiselle, dewiness, fellow, fledgling,
freshman year, genesis, girl, girlhood, greenness, hobbledehoy,
hopeful, immaturity, inception, inchoation, incipience, incipiency,
incunabula, inexperience, infancy, infant, junior, juvenal,
juvenile, juveniles, juvenility, kid, kids, lad, laddie, lass,
lassie, little kids, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, manchild, master,
minor, minority, moppet, muchacho, nascence, nascency, nativity,
new generation, origin, origination, parturition, pregnancy, prime,
puberty, pubescence, pubescent, pup, puppy, rising generation,
salad days, sapling, schoolboy, schoolgirl, slip, small fry, sonny,
sonny boy, sprig, spring, springtide, springtime, stripling, tad,
teen, teenager, teener, teenybopper, tots, unripeness, whelp,
whippersnapper, young, young blood, young fry, young hopeful,
young man, young people, young person, younger, youngest,
youngling, youngster, youngsters, youthfulness, youthhood
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :
YOUTH, n. The Period of Possibility, when Archimedes finds a fulcrum,
Cassandra has a following and seven cities compete for the honor of
endowing a living Homer.
Youth is the true Saturnian Reign, the Golden Age on earth
again, when figs are grown on thistles, and pigs betailed with
whistles and, wearing silken bristles, live ever in clover, and
clows fly over, delivering milk at every door, and Justice never
is heard to snore, and every assassin is made a ghost and,
howling, is cast into Baltimost!
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