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ˈtʃɪl drənchil·dren

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  1. childrennoun

    More than one son or daughter, or none. Offspring.

  2. childrennoun

    More than one young person, or none.

    There are no children absent from classes today

  3. childrennoun

    Members of a tribe.

    The children of Israel

  4. childrennoun

    Things or abstractions derived from or caused by something.

    Poverty, disease, and despair are the children of war.

  5. childrennoun

    Plural form of child.

  6. Etymology: From children, alteration of earlier childre, from cildru, cildra, plural of cild, equivalent to.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Children

    of Child

  2. Childrennoun

    pl. of Child


  1. Children

    "Children" is a song by Italian trance composer Robert Miles, released in November 1995 as the lead single from his album Dreamland. The song is Miles' most successful single, being certified Gold and Platinum in several countries and it reached number one in more than 12 countries. Miles created several remixes himself with an additional remix by Tilt.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. children

    Exquisite caskets of flesh that hold the scrolls of all our deeds.

Editors Contribution

  1. children

    Plural form of the word child.

    The children were so beautiful to watch playing as they are so kind and loving.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. children

    Song lyrics by children -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by children on the Lyrics.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'children' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #170

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'children' in Written Corpus Frequency: #285

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of children in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of children in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of children in a Sentence

  1. Janet Yellen:

    I believe that eliminating the right of women to make decisions about when and whether to have children would have very damaging effects on the economy and would set women back decades.

  2. John Kennedy:

    What I would do until we pass Ted's bill is to continue to arrest and prosecute people for breaking the law, but allow their children to stay with them.

  3. Marc Smith:

    Protecting vulnerable children who come to our attention is at the core of our mission at DCFS, all of us feel this loss. Our priority is the care and safety of Andrew's younger sibling.

  4. Paul Dergarabedian:

    It faces challenges including mixed reviews and fans of the original questioning the need for this newly re-imagined telling, but it's looking like the allure of the film, particularly for kids, will be incredibly strong, any negative reviews that may influence parents will likely be offset by their children who are absolutely going to be a strong influence on their parent's decision to head to the multi-plex.

  5. Peggy Orenstein:

    Toys traditionally tell our children what we expect their roles to be as adults.

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    very close or connected in space or time
    • A. indiscernible
    • B. extroversive
    • C. contiguous
    • D. appellative

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