Happy children on a playground.
- The definition of children means more than one child.
An example of children is the group of two year olds playing at the park.
Origin of childrensee child
- plural form of child.
From Middle English children, alteration of earlier childre (“children"), from Old English Ä‹ildru, Ä‹ildra (“children"), plural of Ä‹ild (“child").
Variant of child
- an infant; baby
- an unborn offspring; fetus
- a boy or girl in the period before puberty
- a son or daughter; offspring
- a descendant
- a member of a tribe, clan, etc.: often used in pl.: children of Israel
- a person like a child in interests, judgment, etc., or one regarded as immature and childish
- a person identified with a specified place, time, etc.: a child of the Renaissance
- a thing that springs from a specified source; product: a child of one's imagination
- Archaic childe
- Brit., Dialectal a female infant
Origin of childMiddle English plural childre (now dialect, dialectal childer; children is double plural ) ; from Old English cild, plural cild, cildru ; from Indo-European an unverified form gelt-, a swelling up ; from base an unverified form gel-, rounded (sense development: swelling — womb — fetus — offspring from source Gothic kilthei, womb, Classical Latin globus, sphere