What does childhood mean?

Definitions for childhood
ˈtʃaɪld hʊdchild·hood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. childhoodnoun

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

  2. childhood, puerilitynoun

    the state of a child between infancy and adolescence

Wiktionary

  1. childhoodnoun

    The state of being a child.

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

  2. childhoodnoun

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

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

  3. childhoodnoun

    The early stages of development of something.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Childhoodnoun

    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. Childhoodnoun

    children, taken collectively

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

  3. Childhoodnoun

    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.

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

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

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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. Wayne W Dyer:

    It's never to late to have a happy childhood.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    It has been a personal observation that a child who remains deprived of love and affection of own parents especially mother since very early times is often grown up as a relatively better person in nature than those people who since their childhood days get constantly pampered by their parents.

  3. Greta Thunberg:

    You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words and yet, I'm one of the lucky ones, people are suffering, people are dying.

  4. Anthony Bourdain:

    Once I did that risky thing, leaving the only profession I knew to become a professional writer and TV guy, I was, and continue to be, very careful about the decisions I make every day, that was really the first time I started thinking about saving money. About not finding myself in that terrifying space, that uncertainty that goes back to childhood.

  5. Emma Haruka Iwao:

    It was my childhood dream, a longtime dream, to break the world record for pi.

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