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- (uncountable) The quality or state of being young.
- Her youth and beauty is what attracted him to her.
- (uncountable) The part of life following childhood; the period of existence preceding maturity or age; the whole early part of life, from childhood, or, sometimes, from infancy, to manhood.
- Make the most of your youth, it will not last forever.
- I made many mistakes in my youth, but learned from them all.
2013 January 1, Brian Hayes, “Father of Fractals”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 1, page 62:
- Toward the end of the war, Benoit was sent off on his own with forged papers; he wound up working as a horse groom at a chalet in the Loire valley. Mandelbrot describes this harrowing youth with great sangfroid.
- (countable) A young person.
- There were a group of youths hanging around the parking lot, reading fashion magazines and listening to music.
- (countable) A young man.
- (uncountable) (used in plural form) Young persons, collectively.
- (quality or state of being young): juvenility, youthfulness
- (young person): adolescent, child, kid, lad, teen, teenager, youngster
- (young man): boy, young man
- (young persons, collectively): adolescents, kids, teenagers, teens, young people, youngsters
- fountain of youth
- middle youth, mid youth
- youth club
- youth culture
- youth hostel
- youth worker
quality or state of being young
part of life following childhood
young persons, collectively
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