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English noun: youth

1. youth (person) a young person (especially a young man or boy)

Synonymsspring chicken, young person, younker

Broader (hypernym)juvenile, juvenile person

Narrower (hyponym)blade, hobbledehoy, pup, pupil, puppy, school-age child, schoolchild, slip

2. youth (group) young people collectively

SamplesRock music appeals to the young.
Youth everywhere rises in revolt.


Broader (hypernym)age bracket, age group, cohort

Antonymsaged, elderly

3. youth (time) the time of life between childhood and maturity

Broader (hypernym)time of life

Part holonymadolescence, bloom, bloom of youth, salad days

4. youth (state) early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced

Broader (hypernym)matureness, maturity

5. youth (time) an early period of development

SamplesDuring the youth of the project.

Synonymsearly days

Broader (hypernym)period, period of time, time period

6. youth (attribute) the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person

Synonymsjuvenility, youthfulness

Broader (hypernym)youngness

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