youth

  1. an early period of development

    Synonyms : early days
    Type Of : time period, period of time, period
    Examples :
    • during the youth of the project
  2. the freshness and vitality characteristic of a young person

    Synonyms : juvenility, youthfulness
    Type Of : youngness
  3. young people collectively

    Synonyms : young
    Type Of : age bracket, cohort, age group
    Examples :
    • youth everywhere rises in revolt
  4. a young person (especially a young man or boy)

    Synonyms : spring chicken, young person, younker
    Type Of : juvenile, juvenile person
  5. early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced

    Type Of : matureness, maturity
  6. the time of life between childhood and maturity

    Type Of : time of life