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Standard Definition

[n] a young person of either sex (between birth and puberty); "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"
[n] a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
[n] an immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"
[n] a member of a clan or tribe; "the children of Israel"


fry - (1 syllables), kid - (1 syllables), minor - (2 syllables), nestling - (2 syllables), nipper - (2 syllables), shaver - (2 syllables), small fry - (2 syllables), tiddler - (2 syllables), tike - (1 syllables), tyke - (1 syllables), youngster - (2 syllables)



Misc. Definitions

\Child\ (ch[imac]ld), n.; pl. {Children} (ch[i^]l"dr[e^]n). [AS. cild, pl. cildru; cf. Goth. kil[thorn]ei womb, in-kil[thorn][=o] with child.]
1. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; -- in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants.
2. A descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.
3. One who, by character of practice, shows signs of relationship to, or of the influence of, another; one closely connected with a place, occupation, character, etc.; as, a child of God; a child of the devil; a child of disobedience; a child of toil; a child of the people.
4. A noble youth. See {Childe}. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
5. A young person of either sex. esp. one between infancy and youth; hence, one who exhibits the characteristics of a very young person, as innocence, obedience, trustfulness, limited understanding, etc. When I was child. I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. --
1. Cor. xii. 1
6. A female infant. [Obs.] A boy or a child, I wonder? --Shak. {To be with child}, to be pregnant. {Child's play}, light work; a trifling contest.
\Child\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Childed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Childing}.] To give birth; to produce young. This queen Genissa childing died. --Warner. It chanced within two days they childed both. --Latimer.