Youthful to Ywis

(Youth"ful) a.

1. Not yet mature or aged; young. "Two youthful knights." Dryden. Also used figuratively. "The youthful season of the year." Shak.

2. Of or pertaining to the early part of life; suitable to early life; as, youthful days; youthful sports. "Warm, youthful blood." Shak. "Youthful thoughts." Milton.

3. Fresh; vigorous, as in youth.

After millions of millions of ages . . . still youthful and flourishing.

Syn. — Puerile; juvenile. — Youthful, Puerile, Juvenile. Puerile is always used in a bad sense, or at least in the sense of what is suitable to a boy only; as, puerile objections, puerile amusements, etc. Juvenile is sometimes taken in a bad sense, as when speaking of youth in contrast with manhood; as, juvenile tricks; a juvenile performance. Youthful is commonly employed in a good sense; as, youthful aspirations; or at least by way of extenuating; as, youthful indiscretions. "Some men, imagining themselves possessed with a divine fury, often fall into toys and trifles, which are only puerilities." Dryden. "Raw, juvenile writers imagine that, by pouring forth figures often, they render their compositions warm and animated." Blair.

Youth"ful*ly, adv.Youth"ful*ness, n.

(Youth"hood) n. [AS. geoguðhad. See Youth, and -hood.] The quality or state of being a youth; the period of youth. Cheyne.

(Youth"ly), a. [AS. geoguðlic.] Young; youthful. [Obs.] "All my youthly days." Spenser.

(Youth"some) a. Youthful. [Obs.] Pepys.

(Youth"y) a. Young. [Obs.] Spectator.

(Youze) n. [From a native East Indian name.] (Zoöl.) The cheetah.

(Yow) pron. You. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Yowe) n. [See Ewe.] (Zoöl.) A ewe. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] G. Eliot.

(Yowl) v. i. [See Yawl, v. i.] To utter a loud, long, and mournful cry, as a dog; to howl; to yell.

(Yowl), n. A loud, protracted, and mournful cry, as that of a dog; a howl.

(Yow"ley) n. [Cf. Yellow.] (Zoöl.) The European yellow-hammer. [Prov. Eng.]

(Yox) v. i. See Yex. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Y*pight") obs. p. p. of Pitch. See Pight.

(Yp"o*cras) n. Hippocras. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Ypres lace
(Y"pres lace`) Fine bobbin lace made at Ypres in Belgium, usually exactly like Valenciennes lace.

(Yp*sil"i*form) a. [Gr. the name of the letter + -form.] (Biol.) Resembling the in appearance; — said of the germinal spot in the ripe egg at one of the stages of fecundation.

(Yp"si*loid) a. (Anat.) In the form of the letter Y; Y-shaped.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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