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

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. Ergotron CEO Pete Segar:

    When you look at the news, you read about childhood obesity and how people come to dead ends when figuring a way to solve the problem. You read about ways people try to improve learning outcomes for students and that is the reason we felt we needed to get involved in this area.

  2. Sharon Carstairs:

    We don't wish for our young children to continue high-fat diets into their later childhood and adult life as this is linked to health problems.

  3. Jonathan Shenkin:

    This study simply adds to the body of evidence that associates secondhand smoke and an increased risk of tooth decay among children, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in childhood.

  4. John Steinbeck:

    A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of lifespan, in effect, the head of the house becomes the youngest child. And I have searched myself for this possibility with a kind of horror. For I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment. I did not want to surrender fierceness for a small gain in yardage.

  5. Jennifer Lynn Barnes:

    Just like adolescence is between childhood and adulthood, paranormal, or other, is between human and supernatural.

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