What does childhood mean?

Definitions for childhood
ˈtʃaɪld hʊdchild·hood

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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.

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

  2. childhood(Noun)

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

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

  3. childhood(Noun)

    The early stages of development of something.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Childhood(noun)

    children, taken collectively

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

  3. Childhood(noun)

    the commencement; the first period

    Etymology: [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

How to pronounce childhood?

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How to say childhood in sign language?

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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

Examples of childhood in a Sentence

  1. Austin Powers International Man of Mystery:

    Dr. Evil The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Life is an impression of the softest and most tender notes and melodies of childhood, to the coarsest, schizoid, steep notes of old age. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Molly Bair:

    I would never think that a girl who spent most of her childhood with a unibrow, glasses and a Yoda shirt would be in Vogue Italia.

  4. Eric Bettinger of Stanford University:

    The results suggest that even older students in middle or elementary school could use guidance from their parents, for years, we have known that parental presence is extraordinarily important in the very early childhood years. What we’re finding is that parents continue to be important much further along in a child’s life than we had previously thought.

  5. Robin Quivers:

    It's essential that a part of you not grow up. Childhood wonder gives us our spark and beauty.

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