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Meaning of youth

youth

Pronunciation: (yth), [key]
— pl. youths youth.
  1. the condition of being young.
  2. the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young.
  3. the time of being young; early life: His youth was spent on the farm.
  4. the period of life from puberty to the attainment of full growth; adolescence.
  5. the first or early period of anything: The business, even in its youth, showed great potential.
  6. young persons collectively.
  7. a young person, esp. a young man or male adolescent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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