What does childhood mean?

Definitions for childhoodˈtʃaɪld hʊd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word childhood.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. childhood(noun)

    the time of person's life when they are a child

  2. childhood, puerility(noun)

    the state of a child between infancy and adolescence

Wiktionary

  1. childhood(Noun)

    The state of being a child.

  2. childhood(Noun)

    The time during which one is a child, from between infancy and puberty.

  3. childhood(Noun)

    The early stages of development of something.

  4. Origin: From childhod, from cildhad, from cild + -had, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Childhood(noun)

    the state of being a child; the time in which persons are children; the condition or time from infancy to puberty

  2. Childhood(noun)

    children, taken collectively

  3. Childhood(noun)

    the commencement; the first period

  4. Origin: [AS. cildhd; cild child + -hd. See Child, and -hood.]

Freebase

  1. Childhood

    Childhood is the age span ranging from birth to adolescence. According to Piaget's theory of cognitive development, childhood consists of two stages: preoperational stage and concrete operational stage. In developmental psychology, childhood is divided up into the developmental stages of toddlerhood, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. Various childhood factors could affect a person's attitude formation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'childhood' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3430

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'childhood' in Nouns Frequency: #1439

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of childhood in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of childhood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    Life is the childhood of our immortality.

  2. John Milton:

    The childhood shows the man, As morning shows the day.

  3. Mading Maker:

    I was born in a war -- a civil war, so there's no such thing as childhood.

  4. Joanna Chou:

    There's room for anything American, but it won't ever replace the Taiwanese juice stands with their papaya milk smoothies, it's the taste of childhood memories.

  5. Judy Kuriansky:

    I would love to have him on the couch to explore how some of his early childhood behavior led to this need to [allegedly] dominate women and the difficulty with intimacy.

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