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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Youth  \Youth\  ([=u]th),  n.;  pl  {Youths}  ([=u]ths;  264)  or 
  collectively  {Youth}.  [OE.  youthe,  youh[thorn]e, 
  [yogh]uhe[eth]e,  [yogh]uwe[eth]e,  [yogh]eo[yogh]e[eth]e,  AS 
  geogu[eth],  geogo[eth];  akin  to  OS  jug[eth],  D.  jeugd  OHG. 
  jugund  G.  jugend,  Goth.  junda.  [root]281.  See  {Young}.] 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  young;  youthfulness; 
  juvenility.  ``In  my  flower  of  youth.''  --Milton. 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  youth 
  n  1:  a  young  person  (especially  a  young  man  or  boy)  [syn:  {young 
  person},  {younker}] 
  2:  young  people  collectively;  "rock  music  appeals  to  the 
  young";  "youth  everywhere  rises  in  revolt"  [syn:  {young}] 
  [ant:  {aged}] 
  3:  the  time  of  life  between  childhood  and  maturity 
  4:  early  maturity;  the  state  of  being  young  or  immature  or 
  inexperienced 
  5:  an  early  period  of  development;  "during  the  youth  of  the 
  project"  [syn:  {early  days}] 
  6:  the  freshness  and  vitality  characteristic  of  a  young  person 
  [syn:  {youthfulness},  {juvenility}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  YOUTH,  n.  The  Period  of  Possibility,  when  Archimedes  finds  a  fulcrum, 
  Cassandra  has  a  following  and  seven  cities  compete  for  the  honor  of 
  endowing  a  living  Homer. 
 
  Youth  is  the  true  Saturnian  Reign,  the  Golden  Age  on  earth 
  again  when  figs  are  grown  on  thistles,  and  pigs  betailed  with 
  whistles  and  wearing  silken  bristles,  live  ever  in  clover,  and 
  clows  fly  over  delivering  milk  at  every  door,  and  Justice  never 
  is  heard  to  snore,  and  every  assassin  is  made  a  ghost  and 
  howling,  is  cast  into  Baltimost! 
  Polydore  Smith 
 
 
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