Child meaning

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A person under the age of majority. See also age.
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A boy or girl in the period before puberty.
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A human infant; baby.
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A son or daughter; offspring.
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A member of a tribe; descendant.

Children of Abraham.

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A person who is below the age of adulthood; a minor (person who is below the legal age of responsibility or accountability).

Go easy on him: he is but a child.

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One who is childish or immature.
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A person like a child in interests, judgment, etc., or one regarded as immature and childish.
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Under the common law, a person who is under 14 years of age.
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A son or daughter; an offspring.
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A thing that springs from a specified source; product.

A child of one's imagination.

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A female infant.
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1825-96; U.S. scholar and collector of Eng. & Scot. ballads.
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A child who was not conceived or born in lawful wedlock and who is not later legitimated. Also called bastard. See also paternity suit.
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In common law, a child born or conceived in lawful wedlock.
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Under most modern statutes, a child born or conceived in lawful wedlock or later legitimated by her parents’ subsequent marriage, her father’s acknowledgement of paternity, or a judicial determination of paternity.
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A person identified with a specified place, time, etc.

A child of the Renaissance.

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Someone to whom a specified person is a parent.
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(1) In database management, the data that is dependent on its parent. See parent-child.
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A child born after a certain event, such as a child born after the execution of a will or the death of its testator parent.
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A child born to his parents. Also called natural child.
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A child genetically related to a specified parent. Also called genetic child and natural child. See also adoption.
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A child cared for and raised by an adult, usually selected by a government agency, who is not his or her natural or adoptive parents.
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A child whose parents or legal custodians fail to safeguard the child’s emotional and physical health and general well-being.
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Traditionally, a child born after his father’s death. However, because it is now medically possible in some situations to keep a deceased pregnant woman on life-support machine until the birth of her child, the term can include a child born after his mother’s death.
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Her child is in 1st grade.

My youngest child is forty-three.

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(figuratively) An offspring; one born in, or considered a product of the culture of, a place.
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(figuratively) A member of a tribe, a people or a race of beings; one born into or considered a product of a people.

The children of Israel.

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(figuratively) A thing or abstraction derived from or caused by something.

Poverty, disease, and despair are the children of war.

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(computing) A data item, process or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another data item, process or object.

The child node then stores the actual data of the parent node.

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(law) Abbreviation of children.
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The definition of a child is a person you have given birth to, your son or your daughter, a person who hasn't yet grown up, someone inexperienced in a certain thing or someone behaving in an immature manner.

An example of your child is your 30 year old son.

An example of a child is someone who is only four years old.

An example of a child is an adult who throws a temper tantrum any time he doesn't get his way.

An example of a child in political matters is someone who has no knowledge of politics at all.

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An unborn human offspring; fetus.
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The son or daughter of a person or an individual who is treated as such.
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A minor who intentionally and constantly engages in antisocial behavior.
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A minor who does something that would be a crime if committed by an adult. Whether the child would be subject to the juvenile court’s jurisdiction would depend on whether the child is over the statutorily established age. See also juvenile delinquent.
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with child
  • Pregnant.
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with child
  • Pregnant.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of child

  • Middle English from Old English cild
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English, from Old English ċild (“child, infant, youth of gentle birth”), from Proto-Germanic *kelþą (“child in the womb, fruit of the womb, child”), from Proto-Indo-European *g(')elt- (“womb”). Cognate with Danish kuld (“brood, litter”), Swedish kull (“brood, litter”), Icelandic kelta, kjalta (“lap”), Gothic (kilþei, “womb”), Sanskrit जर्त (jarta), जर्तु (jártu, “vulva”).
    From Wiktionary