Definition of child
(Entry 1 of 3)
1a : a young person especially between infancy and puberty a play for both children and adults
b : a person not yet of the age of majority (see majority sense 2a) Under the law she is still a child.
2a : a son or daughter of human parents Do you have any children?
b : descendant the children of Israel
3a : an unborn or recently born person … Meghan Markle, married Prince Harry, now pregnant with child.— Laura Simonetti
b dialect : a female infant
4 : one strongly influenced by another or by a place or state of affairs a child of the streets a child of nature America has been called "the first child of the Enlightenment"
Childbiographical name (1)
Definition of Child (Entry 2 of 3)
Francis James 1825–1896 American ballad editor
Childbiographical name (2)
Definition of Child (Entry 3 of 3)
Julia (Carolyn) 1912–2004 née McWilliams American chef
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