What does childhood mean?

Definitions for childhood
ˈtʃaɪld hʊdchild·hood

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.

    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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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. Camila Mendes:

    It’s devastating that such a violent tragedy happened in a place that I’ve always considered safe, a place that I associate with such innocent, childhood memories.

  2. Benjamin McLane Spock:

    All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood.

  3. Michael Milham:

    In short, I believe the clinical community is recognizing that ADHD is not just a disorder of childhood and we can not turn a blind eye to its negative outcomes, i was encouraged by the fact that the recognition of ADHD in adults is increasing and disparities decreasing, though alarmed by the substantial work still needed to remove such disparities.

  4. Angie Lester:

    The surgery, which also involved replacing the transferred bone from Rodgers ’ thigh with graft, was the latest in a slew of other procedures the girl had undergone since childhood, according to Fox 7. Angie Lester, Abby’s mom, said Angie Lester is happy and proud of Angie Lester daughter, who is traveling to Tokyo next week for the International Craniofacial Surgeon’s Conference. Angie Lester's( Rodgers) dealt with it all in stride, abby Rodgers's pretty resilient. And despite Abby Rodgers facial anomalies and the way that Abby Rodgers looks, Abby Rodgers's always had confidence, which I'm thankful for.

  5. Markle Jr.:

    It was just a little shocking because Meghan had an amazing, amazing childhood growing up and she had a lot of family, especially at Christmas and the holidays, she had Christmas at my house, Christmas at her mom’s house, my dad’s house.

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