noun, plural chil·dren.
Origin of child
Related formschild·less, adjectivechild·less·ness, noun
Definition for child (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for child
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Sweden parents can use those days up until the child turns 12.
The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents.
It needs to be said: bigotry in the name of religion is still bigotry; child abuse wrapped in a Bible verse is still child abuse.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At least one child in CAR has been killed or gravely injured per day, and 10,000 have been recruited into militant groups.
That child was as truly an object of reverence to us as any patient sufferer of mature age.Household Education|Harriet Martineau
The mother's mood may be read at a glance: she is showing in one of a thousand tender ways her motherly affection for her child.The Madonna in Art|Estelle M. Hurll
The cancer of the cheek in the parent becomes cancer of the bone in the child.
Without looking up, or changing his tone, he asked the child if she had had a fall since the cast had been changed.An American Suffragette|Isaac N. Stevens
You have fifteen rum-shops to meet before you get back to your wife and child.A Singular Life|Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
British Dictionary definitions for child
noun plural children
- a boy or girl between birth and puberty
- (as modifier)child labour
Derived Formschildless, adjectivechildlessness, nounchildly, adjective
Word Origin for child
Medicine definitions for child
Idioms and Phrases with child
In addition to the idiom beginning with child
, also see
- second childhood