- The definition of children means more than one child.
An example of children is the group of two year olds playing at the park.
Happy children on a playground.
Origin of childrensee child
Plural of child.
bastardy the condition of being a bastard. filicide 1. a parent who kills a son or daughter. 2. the killing of a son or daughter by a parent. —filicidal, adj. hyperactivity abnormal or excessive activity or constant excitability, especially in children. —hyperactive, adj. misopedia an abnormal dislike of children. —misopedist, misopaedist, n. pedagogics the science or art of teaching or education. Also called pedagogy. —pedagogue, paedagogue, pedagog, n. pederasty a sexual act between two males, especially when one is a minor. —pederast, paederast, n. pediatrics the branch of medicine that studies the diseases of children and their treatment. —pediatrician, paediatrician, n. pedodontics, pedodontia a branch of dentistry specializing in children’s dental care. —pedodontist, n. pedology the branch of medical science that studies the physical and psychological events of childhood. —pedologist, n. —pedological, adj. pedophilia a sexual attraction to children. —pedophiliac, pedophilic, adj. pedophobia an abnormal fear of children. —pedophobiac, n. postremogeniture the quality or condition of being the youngest child. See also law. primogeniture the quality or condition of being a firstborn child. See also law. prolicide 1. the crime of killing one’s own children. 2. a parent who kills his own children. —prolicidal, adj. tecnology pedology. ultimogeniture postremogeniture. unigeniture the quality or condition of being an only child.
- plural form of 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