Definitions for childtʃaɪld
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word child
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person between birth and full growth; a young boy or girl.
a son or daughter.
a baby or infant.
Category: Developmental Biology
a human fetus.
Category: Developmental Biology
a person who behaves in a childish manner.
any person or thing regarded as the product of particular circumstances or influences:
children of poverty.
Ref: childe . 1
Idioms for child:
great or big with child,(of a human female) being in the late stages of pregnancy.
with child,(of a human female) pregnant.
Origin of child:
bef. 950; ME; OE cild; akin to Go kilthai womb
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
26 children in each class; a child-friendly environment
a daughter or son; = offspring
I have three grown-up children.
a child with no brothers or sisters
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
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
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
Translations for child
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a young human being of either sex.
- طِفلٌ (صَبي أو بِنْت)Arabic
- criançaPortuguese (BR)
- das KindGerman
- anak kecilIndonesian
- كوچنى، وړو كى، ما شوم (نجلۍوى كه هلكPashto
- 小孩Chinese (Trad.)
- дитина; дитяUkrainian
- انسانی بچہUrdu
- đứa béVietnamese
- 小孩Chinese (Simp.)
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