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.

  2. childhoodnoun

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

  3. childhoodnoun

    The early stages of development of something.

  4. 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

  2. Childhoodnoun

    children, taken collectively

  3. Childhoodnoun

    the commencement; the first period

  4. 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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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. John Hutton:

    And even though the brain can change and learn at all ages, it's much more efficient in the first five years, and that's why those early childhood experiences are so important.

  2. Scott Gottlieb:

    That's why we have a childhood immunization schedule, because your behavior -- with respect to your choice around vaccination -- affects your community.

  3. Lars Bode:

    Other data has shown quite nicely that if you have an elevated( BMI) early on in life, it sets you up for childhood and then adolescent obesity later on in life.

  4. Sue Grafton:

    People who've had happy childhoods are wonderful, but they're bland An unhappy childhood compels you to use your imagination to create a world in which you can be happy. Use your old grief. That's the gift you're given.

  5. Hazel Elder:

    JOHNNY WAS THE MAN There was a man named Johnny. Who shared with me his true love story. I learned so much from that wise old man. I am out to sing his final glory! Johnny lived to a ripe old age and live by a daily poker winning plan. With an iron fist, his family he did rule! Together they worked hand in hand in that poker playing land. Johnny was the champion, he was the world's best! It was proven day after day, world wide over. Into the eyes of some wicked men he met. His childhood friends and partners for sure on Johnny they would bet. If he ever needed backing. Funds would always be in abundance. For everyone knew. Johnny was always good, loyal, and true. He loved and played poker and was the first in that hall of fame. When he died people forgot about that old man Johnny. But, I will never forget the man who loved and ruled the tables and made Poker the game it is today!

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