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child

play
noun \ˈchī(-ə)ld\

Simple Definition of child

  • : a young person

  • : a son or daughter

  • : an adult who acts like a child : a childlike or childish person

Full Definition of child

plural chil·dren play \ˈchil-drən, -dərn\

  1. 1 a :  an unborn or recently born person b dial :  a female infant

  2. 2 a :  a young person especially between infancy and youth b :  a childlike or childish person c :  a person not yet of age

  3. 3 usually childe play \ˈchī(-ə)ld\ archaic :  a youth of noble birth

  4. 4 a :  a son or daughter of human parents b :  descendant

  5. 5 :  one strongly influenced by another or by a place or state of affairs

  6. 6 :  product, result <barbed wire … is truly a child of the plains — W. P. Webb>

child·less play \ˈchī(-ə)l(d)-ləs\ adjective
child·less·ness noun
with child

Examples of child

  1. the birth of a child

  2. She's pregnant with their first child.

  3. a play for both children and adults

  4. All of their children are grown now.

  5. an elderly couple and their adult children

  6. Men are such children sometimes.



Origin of child

Middle English, from Old English cild; akin to Gothic kilthei womb, and perhaps to Sanskrit jaṭhara belly


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with child


Child

play
biographical name \ˈchī(-ə)ld\

Definition of Child

  1. Francis James 1825–1896 Am. ballad editor




Child

biographical name

Definition of Child

  1. Julia (Carolyn) 1912–2004 née McWilliams Am. chef




Medical Dictionary

child

play
noun \ˈchī(ə)ld\

Medical Definition of child

plural chil·dren \ˈchil-drən, -dərn\play

  1. 1:  an unborn or recently born person

  2. 2:  a young person especially between infancy and youth

  3. with child






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