Definition of Foster-child
1. Noun. A child who is raised by foster parents.
Generic synonyms: Child, Fry, Kid, Minor, Nestling, Nipper, Shaver, Small Fry, Tiddler, Tike, Tyke, Youngster
Specialized synonyms: Foster Daughter, Foster-daughter, Foster Son, Foster-son
Lexicographical Neighbors of Foster-child
Literary usage of Foster-child
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Monks of the West, from St. Benedict to St. Bernard by Charles Forbes Montalembert, Aurélien Courson (1872)
"... public security ; the woman and the foster-child; the copper cups ; the tufa of the Bretwalda. — League of the Saxons and Britons of ..."
2. Washington Close-ups: Intimate Views of Some Public Figures by Edward George Lowry (1921)
"... COOLIDGE: foster-child OF SILENCE THE elections of 1920 imported into the City of Conversation, as one of its necessary consequences, perhaps the oddest ..."
3. Records of the Past by Records of the Past Exploration Society (1903)
"In event a foster child shall say to his foster father or mother, "Thou art not my father or mother," his tongue shall be cut off. 193. ..."
4. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"If a man has taken a small child as ¡v son in his own name and has brought him up, that foster child shall not be reclaimed. 186. ..."
5. United States Colonies and Dependencies, Illustrated: The Travels and by William Dickson Boyce (1914)
"CHAPTER LV A foster-child. NOT one man out of fifty in the United States can readily locate the Dominican Republic, which is a sort of foster- child of ..."