noun, plural chil·dren.
Origin of child
Related formschild·less, adjectivechild·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for childless
Nor is it true that childless people are doomed, as the pope warned, to be lonely and sad in their old age.
The fact of the matter is that what the planet probably needs now is more people picking the childless lifestyle.
The answer keeps coming back the same: Childless couples have happier marriages, on average.
Since they were childless, Anne became next in line for the crown.
But for childless singles, the income range that qualified for help is much smaller.Are Young, Single Adults Expecting Obamacare to Cost So Much?|Megan McArdle|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rachel's cry, "Give me children, or else I die," does not exaggerate the agony of a childless Syrian wife.The Syrian Christ|Abraham Mitrie Rihbany
The old judge's high voice grew husked and roughened here, he being himself both widowed and childless.Back Home|Irvin S. Cobb
Her only boy had starved to death at the cabins, and now she was childless.History of the Donner Party|C.F. McGlashan
When a mere boy he was sent to the court of his granduncle, Sten Sture the Elder, who was childless.Sweden|Victor Nilsson
If I had been a casual passer-by, I should have probably supposed that some childless person lay dead in it.The Personal History of David Copperfield |Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for childless
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 childless
Idioms and Phrases with childless
In addition to the idiom beginning with child
, also see
- second childhood