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"
a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
"they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
an immature childish person
"he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"
a member of a clan or tribe
"the children of Israel"
A daughter or son.
A person who is below the age of adulthood; a minor .
Go easy on him: he is but a child.
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.
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
a descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom
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
a noble youth. See Childe
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
a female infant
to give birth; to produce young
Origin: [AS. cild, pl. cildru; cf. Goth. kilei womb, in-kil with 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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chīld, n. an infant or very young person: (Shak.) a female infant: one intimately related to one older: expressing origin or relation, e.g. child of the East, child of shame, child of God, &c.: a disciple: a youth of gentle birth, esp. in ballads, &c.—sometimes Childe and Chylde: (pl.) offspring: descendants: inhabitants:—pl. Chil′dren.—ns. Child′-bear′ing, the act of bringing forth children; Child′bed, the state of a woman brought to bed with child; Child′birth, the giving birth to a child: parturition; Child′-crow′ing, a nervous affection with spasm of the muscles closing the glottis.—adj. Child′ed (Shak.), possessed of a child.—n. Child′hood, state of being a child: the time of one's being a child.—adjs. Child′ing (Shak.), fruitful, teeming; Child′ish, of or like a child: silly: trifling.—adv. Child′ishly.—ns. Child′ishness, Child′ness, what is natural to a child: puerility.—adjs. Child′less, without children; Child′-like, like a child: becoming a child: docile: innocent.—n. Child′-wife, a very young wife.—Child's play, something very easy to do: something slight.—From or Of a Child, since the days of childhood.—Second childhood, the childishness of old age.—With child, pregnant, e.g. Get with child, Be or Go with child. [A.S. cild, pl. cild, later cildru, -ra. The Ger. equivalent word is kind.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A person 6 to 12 years of age. An individual 2 to 5 years old is CHILD, PRESCHOOL.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'child' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #345
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'child' in Written Corpus Frequency: #650
Rank popularity for the word 'child' in Nouns Frequency: #8
The numerical value of child in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of child in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
I was not a child prodigy, because a child prodigy is a child who knows as much when it is a child as it does when it grows up.
The judge has to listen to the parents, listen to doctors, listen to experts, and if the child is able to (talk), listen to the child, and then come up with a decision based on the best interests of the child.
No one seriously disputes that today a woman in Afghanistan is less likely to die giving birth to a child, that the child is more likely to reach the age of five years old, and having reached the age of five that child is far more likely to have a chance to go to school.
The most painful death in all the world is the death of a child. When a child dies, when one child dies-not the 11 per 1,000 we talk about statistically, but the one that a mother held briefly in her arms-he leaves an empty place in a parent's heart that will never heal.
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Translations for child
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- аԥшқа, асабиAbkhaz
- ልጅ, ብላቴናAmharic
- طفل, ابن, ابنة, طفلة, ولدArabic
- uşaq, çağa, balaAzerbaijani
- дзіця́, рабёнакBelarusian
- дете́, ро́жбаBulgarian
- শিশু, চাইল্ডBengali
- minor, minored, bugelBreton
- nenCatalan, Valencian
- dítě, dceraCzech
- чѧдоOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- plentyn, plentyn dan oedWelsh
- børn, barnDanish
- ɖevi, viEwe
- τέκνο, απότοκος, παιδί, ανήλικοςGreek
- infano, virinfano, infaninoEsperanto
- hija, niño, hijo, niña, infanteSpanish
- sein, umeBasque
- کودک, فرزند, بچه, بچ, کرPersian
- lapsiobjekti, lapsiFinnish
- bernWestern Frisian
- páiste, clannIrish
- pàisde, leanabhScottish Gaelic
- neno, nenaGalician
- יֶלֶד, בַּת, יַלְדָּה, בֵּןHebrew
- बच्चा, बेटा, बालक, शिशु, बेटी, बच्चीHindi
- gyerek, gyermekHungarian
- մանուկ, երեխա, զավակArmenian
- filia, infanteInterlingua
- anak, kanakIndonesian
- infanto, puero, filio, filiulo, infantulo, infantino, puerulo, puerino, filiinoIdo
- figlia, bambino, bambina, figlioItalian
- 未成年, 子, 子供Japanese
- meeraqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ಹಸುಳೆ, ಮಗುKannada
- بچووک, منداڵ, zarok, زارۆک, مناڵKurdish
- наристе, балаKyrgyz
- infans, filius, puer, filiaLatin
- KandLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- ລູກ, ເດັກນ້ອຍ, ເດັກLao
- че́до, де́теMacedonian
- anak, انقMalay
- ibna, tfal, tifel, tiflaMaltese
- barnNorwegian Nynorsk
- mindreårig, barnNorwegian
- awééʼ, áłchíníNavajo, Navaho
- ਬੱਚਾPanjabi, Punjabi
- dziecko, dziecięPolish
- ماشوم, کوچنۍPashto, Pushto
- menina, filha, criança, menino, filhoPortuguese
- uffant, unfant, iffaunt, affonRomansh
- copil, copilă, fiu, fiicăRomanian
- дитя́, ча́до, доче́рний, ребёнокRussian
- शिशु, बालकSanskrit
- mánnáNorthern Sami
- дијете, чедо, dijete, čedo, дете, deteSerbo-Croatian
- ළමයාSinhala, Sinhalese
- otrok, deteSlovene
- caruur, canugSomali
- ngwanaSouthern Sotho
- mtoto, mwanaSwahili
- ቆልዓ, ሕጻንTigrinya
- anak, bataTagalog
- بالاUyghur, Uighur
- дити́на, дитя́Ukrainian
- بیٹا, بیٹی, بچہUrdu
- đứa bé, đứa trẻ, con, tửVietnamese
- jicil, daut, jison, hicil, son, cil, cilefVolapük
- xale, guneWolof
- קינד, קינדערYiddish
- o̩mo̩, èweYoruba
- umntwana, inganeZulu
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