Youth n.; pl. Youths or collectively Youth.
1. The quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility. “In my flower of youth.”
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 manhood.
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. --B. Jonson.
n 1: a young person (especially a young man or boy) [syn: young
person, younker, spring chicken]
2: young people collectively; "rock music appeals to the
young"; "youth everywhere rises in revolt" [syn: young]
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: early days]
6: the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person
[syn: youthfulness, juvenility]