Youth

Definition of Youth

Pronunciation: ūth
n.1.
1.The quality or state of being young; youthfulness; juvenility.
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.

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