Definition for children (2 of 2)
noun, plural chil·dren.
Origin of child
Related formschild·less, adjectivechild·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for children
Haringey Council told The Daily Beast that the children had not been taken permanently into state care.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We also have a growing body of biological research showing that fathers, like mothers, are hard-wired to care for children.
Indeed, study after study affirms the benefits of involved fatherhood for women and children.
A recent U.S. study found men get a “daddy bonus” —employers seem to like men who have children and their salaries show it.
Children in households with more equitable participation of men show better health and development.
Many women and children were crying because they had been separated from relatives and friends.
You have great influence with the children, I have remarked many times.Rossmoyne|Unknown
The women and children were being hurried to the ships, and two ladies were hastening past my friend.The Angel and the Author - and Others|Jerome K. Jerome
For a father he careth not sufficiently for his children: human fathers do this better!Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
He delivered all the offerings of the children of Israel unto them.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for children (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for children (2 of 2)
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 children
Idioms and Phrases with children
In addition to the idiom beginning with child
, also see
- second childhood