Definitions for childtʃaɪld

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word child

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"

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

  8. Origin: [AS. cild, pl. cildru; cf. Goth. kilei womb, in-kil with child.]

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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Child

    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

  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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of child in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of child in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Grigori Rasputin:

    Your child will not die.

  2. Jeannine Hammond:

    He truly loved the child.

  3. John Adams:

    Genius is sorrow's child.

  4. Latin Proverb:

    Never give a child a sword.

  5. Adrian Kulp:

    When you have your first child.

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