Definition of youth
youthsplay play \ˈyüthz, ˈyüths\
1a : the time of life when one is young; especially : the period between childhood and maturityb : the early period of existence, growth, or development
2a : a young person; especially : a young male between adolescence and maturityb : young persons or creatures —usually plural in construction
Examples of youth in a Sentence
She had a troubled youth.
He spent his youth in the Midwest.
He got into a lot of trouble in his youth.
a generation trying to recapture lost youth
when the industry was still in its youth
Four youths are suspected of starting the fire.
Recent Examples of youth from the Web
After his party’s election victory in Uttar Pradesh, Mr Modi appointed as its chief minister a saffron-robed priest, Yogi Adityanath, who sponsors a right-wing Hindu youth movement.
Since 1988, the grants have supported projects and organizations that focus on senior services, youth activities, recreation, the arts, educational enhancement, civic enhancement and community protection.
A Russell County woman allegedly stole thousands of dollars from a youth baseball organization and spent some of it on personal expenses, according to court documents and a former board member.
Loud noises like fireworks and thunderstorms may also lead to anxiety, as can inadequate socialization as in youth and experiences of abandonment.
Hardaway is expected to team with Courtney Lee on the wings, giving the team outside threats to go with the young big man Kristaps Porzingis and a dose of youth at guard in the first-round pick Frank Ntilikina.
In A Dance With Dragons, Tyrion meets a youth calling himself Griff who claims to be Aegon Targaryen, who was supposed to have died with his sister and mother during the Sack of King’s Landing.
The youths cut off the birds’ legs, tied the dead birds together and threw them into the ocean.
MLB Pitch, Hit & Run encourages youth players to develop their skills by competing in pitching, hitting, and running competitions, which begin at the local level and continuing through sectional and team championships.
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YOUTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of youth for English Language Learners
: the time of life when someone is young : the time when a young person has not yet become an adult
: the time when something is new and not yet established
: a teenage boy or young man
YOUTH Defined for Kids
Definition of youth for Students
1 : the time of life between being a child and an adult He spent his youth in Europe.
2 : a young man an imaginative youth
3 : young people the youth of today
4 : the quality or state of being young Her youth proved to be an advantage.
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