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Definition of "youth" []

  • The condition or quality of being young. (noun)
  • An early period of development or existence: a nation in its youth. (noun)
  • The time of life between childhood and maturity. (noun)
  • A young person, especially a young male in late adolescence. (noun)
  • Young people considered as a group. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "youth" in a sentence
  • "So instead of "The nature of youth is thoughtless and sanguine, and therefore &c.," we can write, "The danger of the voyage was depreciated and the beauty of the island exaggerated by _the thoughtless nature of youth_.""
  • ""In the beginning," said the Nurse, dreamily, "the men in their uniforms, the drums and horses and glitter, and the flags passing, and youth -- _youth_ -- not that you and I are yet old in years; do you know what I mean?""
  • "In her own mind she set down Nathanael Harper as "a very odd sort of youth" -- (_a youth_ she still persisted in calling him) -- and turned again to his brother."