Definition of Child

1. Noun. A young person of either sex. "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"




2. Noun. A human offspring (son or daughter) of any age. "They were able to send their kids to college"
Exact synonyms: Kid
Group relationships: Family, Family Unit
Specialized synonyms: Army Brat, Babe, Baby, Infant, Female Offspring, Male Offspring, Man-child, Stepchild
Generic synonyms: Issue, Offspring, Progeny
Antonyms: Parent

3. Noun. An immature childish person. "Stop being a baby!"
Exact synonyms: Baby
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Derivative terms: Babyhood, Childhood

4. Noun. A member of a clan or tribe. "The children of Israel"
Generic synonyms: Descendant, Descendent

Definition of Child

1. n. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; -- in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants.

2. v. i. To give birth; to produce young.

Definition of Child

1. Noun. A daughter or son. ¹

2. Noun. A person who is below the age of adulthood; a minor (gloss person who is below the legal age of responsibility or accountability). ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A data item, process or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another data item, process or object. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Child

1. a young person [n CHILDREN]

Medical Definition of Child

1. A person 6 to 12 years of age. An individual 2 to 5 years old is child, preschool. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Child

chikaras
chikhor
chikhors
chikor
chikors
chiks
chikungunya
chikungunya virus
chil-
chilaiditi syndrome
chilblain
chilblain lupus
chilblain lupus erythematosus
chilblained
chilblains
child (current term)
child's body
child's game
child's play
child's room
child-bearing
child-bride
child-brides
child-free
child-language
child advocacy
child behaviour
child behaviour disorders

Literary usage of Child

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The abstraction of blood by one or two leeches over the upper part of the breast-bone is recommended by many physiciens when the child is robust and the ..."

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