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

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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. William Copeland:

    This study is about righting a longstanding error and prejudice about the differences between these common childhood adversities, it suggests that whether we are talking about prevention, screening or treatment, our notions of childhood mistreatment need to be broader and more holistic than they have been.

  2. Cometan:

    At the stroke of midnight as my childhood ended, I prayed and cried in a pool of moonlight to the listener who knows All, for my mission to actualise and thus, my eternal duty begins.

  3. Amanda Scarpinati:

    Having a hard childhood (and) being picked on because of my burns, I found comfort in the beautiful amazing photos of this beautiful stranger, this nurse, holding me, and you can feel the compassion and love she had for me.

  4. Elissa Wall:

    [Warren] was in charge of church history, so for a lot of us children who were born into this, our days would be forever listening to these tapes of Warren’s voice playing over and over of him teaching us church history. It became the backdrop of our childhood.

  5. Danny Willett:

    It's a childhood dream, looking at the leaderboard, it's still a little bit surreal.

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