youthful

Definitions

  • The youth tries to catch the hen as the Sister of the Sun watches
    The youth tries to catch the hen as the Sister of the Sun watches
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj youthful suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh "he is young for his age"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The king, the youth and the Sister of the Sun The king, the youth and the Sister of the Sun
The youth sees the sultan's daughter riding by The youth sees the sultan's daughter riding by
The youth bows before the sultan, as birds fly around him The youth bows before the sultan, as birds fly around him
He found a beautiful youth He found a beautiful youth
The four youths mounted the eagles The four youths mounted the eagles
ULYSSES, WHEN A YOUTH, FIGHTS THE WILD BOAR AND GETS HIS WOUND IN HIS THIGH ULYSSES, WHEN A YOUTH, FIGHTS THE WILD BOAR AND GETS HIS WOUND IN HIS THIGH
THE LEAGUE OF YOUTH THE LEAGUE OF YOUTH
Laocoon and two youths Laocoon and two youths

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In his youth, United States president George W. Bush used to play for the Midland (Texas) Central Little League. He played the position of the catcher
    • Youthful Fresh; vigorous, as in youth. "After millions of millions of ages . . . still youthful and flourishing."
    • Youthful Not yet mature or aged; young. "Two youthful knights.""The youthful season of the year."
    • Youthful Of or pertaining to the early part of life; suitable to early life; as, youthful days; youthful sports. "Warm, youthful blood.""Youthful thoughts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Former U.S. president Ronald Reagan worked as a lifeguard in his youth at a beach near Dixon, Illinois and saved over 77 lives
    • youthful In physical geography, exhibiting an early stage of the geographical cycle; young.
    • youthful Possessing or characterized by youth; not yet aged; not yet arrived at mature years; being in the early stage of life; young; juvenile.
    • youthful Pertaining or belonging or suitable to the early part of life: as, youthful days; youthful age.
    • youthful Fresh and vigorous, as in youth.
    • youthful Early in time.
    • youthful =Syn.1-3. Youthful, Juvenile, Boyish, Puerile. Youthful is generally used in a good sense: as, youthful looks or sports; juvenile indifferently, but if in a bad sense not strongly so: as, the poem was a rather juvenile performance; boyish rather more often, but not necessarily, in some contempt: as, a boyish manner; boyish enthusiasm; puerile always in marked contempt, as a synonym for silly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In ancient religions, the Norsemen considered the mistletoe a baleful plant that caused the death of Baldur, the shining god of youth.
    • adj Youthful pertaining to youth or early life: young: suitable to youth: fresh: buoyant, vigorous
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Quotations

  • Henri Estienne
    Henri Estienne
    “If youth knew; if age could.”
  • Anita Brookner
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    “Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.”
  • Sir John Denham
    Sir John Denham
    “Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.”
  • Henri Estienne
    Henri Estienne
    “If youth but knew; if age but could.”
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    “Youth holds no society with grief.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
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    “Youth is about the only thing worth having, and that is about the only thing youth has.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geogothgeong, young; Ger. jugend.

Usage

In literature:

Prominent amongst all the youths stood the Whitsun King of the year before.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
The boy can't wait to become a youth, nor the youth a man.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
But Trennahan had passed his youth.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
And, as he grew a youth, what delicious sweetness in these continued dreams!
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
The youth came again.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
The flash of youth through rags appears.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
This came near proving fatal for the American youth.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
And then there came out the handsomest youth that was ever seen, and made love to the young girl.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Leaving the touring-car standing in the road, the four youths entered the hotel.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
The youth of these middle-aged people is a youth of detachment.
"The Cycle of Spring" by Rabindranath Tagore
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In poetry:

And smiling as I catch their truth,
I build upon their lore
A world again, and give it youth,
And love, and something more.
"Summer Dreamings" by Alexander Anderson
I AM young, and men
Who long ago have passed their prime
Would fain have what I have again,–
Youth, and it may be–time.
"I Am Young" by George Frederick Cameron
Let age lament the youthful chief,
And tender eyes be dim;
The tears are more of joy than grief
That fall for one like him!
"William Francis Bartlett" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I strove, like Israel, with my youth,
And said, Till thou bestow
Upon my life Love's joy and truth,
I will not let thee go.
"Quand-Meme" by John Hay
The friendless youth in them shall do
The deeds of mighty men,
And drooping age shall feel the grace
Of buoyant youth again.
"The Dream-Ship" by Eugene Field
Sweet it is to feel, to own,
'Tis the hand of God alone
Marks our path, from youth to age,
Guides us through our pilgrimage.
"Morning Hymn" by John Bowring

In news:

One in 20 youth has used steroids to bulk up: study.
Programmatics to be developed and supervised by Hadassah's Zionist youth movement Amanda Doreson.
Sonic Youth Prepping Slew of Archival Releases.
Baseball vows to cut through red tape, build baseball academy for youths in the city.
The DFW Asian-American Citizens Council will have a Youth Symposium from 9 am to 3 pm at Hoblitzelle Hall at the University of Texas at Dallas, 800 W Campbell Road in Richardson.
Youth dog handler sets championships aside for senior year.
The event helped make youths' dreams of riding with cowboys in the Old West a reality.
Heading to a restaurant at Lake Kittamaqundi on a recent weekday, David Brocklebank walked near the same lakefront he'd known since his youth.
Ragan Rae lets go of her ball as she and the other Pierre area youth bowlers warmed up for Saturday afternoon's session at the 47th annual South Dakota Youth Bowling Tournament at the Village Bowl.
The Clark County Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Youth Network was presented with the 2012 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Kentucky Youth in Action Team of the Year award Thursday, April 26 in Frankfort.
The Northwest Akron Youth Basketball League is accepting registrations for youth basketball league s.
Karen Zeman is executive director of Spirit of Youth, a nonprofit dedicated to creating, promoting and recognizing youth involvement in communities across Alaska.
Local youth musicians are invited to an Aug 12 audition for the new Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra , with the auditions focused on bass, cello and viola.
Some of the tristate area's youth gathered today at the Ten Rivers Pheasant Forever Youth Hunt.
He defined the "troubled youth" label he carried with him through some youthful years.
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In science:

This is expected since our sample is biased towards tight orbits where saturated X-ray emission is due to tidal spin-up rather than stellar youth.
Thirty New Low-Mass Spectroscopic Binaries
Despite their youth and limitations, both methods to address cosmic radioactivities share a rather direct access to isotopic information, unlike other fields of astronomy.
Introduction to Astronomy with Radioactivity
The luminosity class from He ii λ4686/He i λ4713 conflicts with a very weak Si iv and probable extreme youth.
The Galactic O-Star Spectroscopic Survey. I. Classification System and Bright Northern Stars in the Blue-Violet at R~2500
The luminosity class from He ii λ4686/He i λ4713 conflicts with a very weak Si iv and probable extreme youth.
The Galactic O-Star Spectroscopic Survey. I. Classification System and Bright Northern Stars in the Blue-Violet at R~2500
The luminosity class from He ii λ4686/He i λ4713 conflicts with a very weak Si iv and probable extreme youth.
The Galactic O-Star Spectroscopic Survey. I. Classification System and Bright Northern Stars in the Blue-Violet at R~2500
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