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Isle of Youth

noun
1.
an island belonging to Cuba, in the Caribbean Sea, off the SW coast of mainland Cuba. 1180 sq. mi. (3056 sq. km).
Formerly (until 1978) Isle of Pine.
Spanish Isla de la Juventud.

Youth

[yooth] /yuθ/
noun
1.
Isle of, an island in the Caribbean, a special municipality in S Cuba. 1182 sq. mi. (3060 sq. km).
Spanish Isla de la Juventud.
Formerly Isle of Pines.
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British Dictionary definitions for isle youth

Isle of Youth

noun
1.
See (Isle of) Youth

youth

/juːθ/
noun (pl) youths (juːðz)
1.
the quality or condition of being young, immature, or inexperienced: his youth told against him in the contest
2.
the period between childhood and maturity, esp adolescence and early adulthood
3.
the freshness, vigour, or vitality characteristic of young people: youth shone out from her face
4.
any period of early development: the project was in its youth
5.
a young person, esp a young man or boy
6.
young people collectively: youth everywhere is rising in revolt
Derived Forms
youthless, adjective
Word Origin
Old English geogoth; related to Old Frisian jogethe, Old High German iugund, Gothic junda, Latin juventus

Youth

/juːθ/
noun
1.
Isle of Youth, an island in the NW Caribbean, south of Cuba: administratively part of Cuba from 1925. Chief town: Nueva Gerona. Pop: 80 600 (2002 est). Area: 3061 sq km (1182 sq miles) Former name Isle of Pines Spanish name Isla de la Juventud (ˈizla ðe la xuβenˈtuð)
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Word Origin and History for isle youth

youth

n.

Old English geoguð "youth," related to geong "young," from West Germanic *jugunthiz (cf. Old Saxon juguth, Old Frisian jogethe, Middle Dutch joghet, Dutch jeugd, Old High German jugund, German Jugend, Gothic junda "youth"), from the source of young (adj.)) + Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)).

The West-Germanic form was altered from Proto-Germanic *juwunthiz by influence of its contrast, *dugunthiz "ability" (source of Old English duguð). In Middle English, the medial -g- became a yogh, which then disappeared.

They said that age was truth, and that the young
Marred with wild hopes the peace of slavery
[Shelley]

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