the period of being young, especially between childhood and maturity
state or quality of being young
young people considered as a group
"rock music appeals to the young"
"youth everywhere rises in revolt"
"during the youth of the project"
His antagonist was tiring...His own youth and condition were beginning to tell.
出自： Conan Doyle
Having for many years..feigned youth, he now aspired to the honours of age.
出自： E. Waugh
He was..always on youth's side against the absurdities of middle age.
误 Some youth were standing near the bus stop.
正 Some youths were standing near the bus stop.
析 当youth作“年轻人”解时,它是可数名词,词尾可加-s。如果要说“一个年轻人”,可以用a youth来表达。
误 The youths of the country are ready to fight.
正 The youth of the country are ready to fight.
误 The youth of today doesn't know what he wants.
正 The youth of today don't know what they want.
误 She spent her youths in Scotland.
正 She spent her youth in Scotland.
析 表示一个人的“青春”“青年时代”时, youth是不可数名词,没有复数形式。