Definitions for childtʃaɪld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

childtʃaɪld(n.)(pl.)chil•dren.

  1. a person between birth and full growth; a young boy or girl.

  2. a son or daughter.

  3. a baby or infant.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  4. a human fetus.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  5. a person who behaves in a childish manner.

  6. a descendant.

  7. any person or thing regarded as the product of particular circumstances or influences:

    children of poverty.

  8. Archaic.

    Ref: childe . 1

Idioms for child:

  1. great or big with child,(of a human female) being in the late stages of pregnancy.

    Category: Idiom

  2. with child,(of a human female) pregnant.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of child:

bef. 950; ME; OE cild; akin to Go kilthai womb

child′less•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling(noun)

    a young person of either sex

    "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"

  2. child, kid(noun)

    a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age

    "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"

  3. child, baby(noun)

    an immature childish person

    "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"

  4. child(noun)

    a member of a clan or tribe

    "the children of Israel"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. child(noun)ʃaɪld

    ≠ adult

    26 children in each class; a child-friendly environment

  2. childʃaɪld

    a daughter or son; = offspring

    I have three grown-up children.

  3. childʃaɪld

    a child with no brothers or sisters

Wiktionary

  1. child(Noun)

    A daughter or son.

  2. child(Noun)

    A person who is below the age of adulthood; a minor .

    Go easy on him: he is but a child.

  3. child(Noun)

    A data item, process or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another data item, process or object.

    The child node then stores the actual data of the parent node.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Child(noun)

    a son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; -- in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants

  2. Child(noun)

    a descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom

  3. Child(noun)

    one who, by character of practice, shows signs of relationship to, or of the influence of, another; one closely connected with a place, occupation, character, etc.; as, a child of God; a child of the devil; a child of disobedience; a child of toil; a child of the people

  4. Child(noun)

    a noble youth. See Childe

  5. Child(noun)

    a young person of either sex. esp. one between infancy and youth; hence, one who exhibits the characteristics of a very young person, as innocence, obedience, trustfulness, limited understanding, etc

  6. Child(noun)

    a female infant

  7. Child(verb)

    to give birth; to produce young

Freebase

  1. Child

    Biologically, a child is a human between the stages of birth and puberty. Some biological definitions of child include the fetus, as being an unborn child. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. Child may also describe a relationship with a parent or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Child

    A person 6 to 12 years of age. An individual 2 to 5 years old is CHILD, PRESCHOOL.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'child' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #345

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'child' in Written Corpus Frequency: #650

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'child' in Nouns Frequency: #8


Translations for child

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

child(noun)

a young human being of either sex.

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