Definition of childhood
1 : the state or period of being a child
2 : the early period in the development of something
Examples of childhood in a Sentence
diseases that can occur in childhood
Both men had unhappy childhoods.
Recent Examples of childhood from the Web
Dean Gillispie’s diminutive sculptures of locations remembered from childhood are remarkable feats of craft and ingenuity.
Riders will depart from the Ali Center and go to local Ali landmarks, including his childhood home in the Parkland neighborhood and the Columbia Gym.
Also, recruits with asthma, childhood ADHD and weight issues might need medical clearance to enlist.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III gave the keynote speech at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site — JFK's birthplace and childhood home.
USPS Boston Postmaster Nick Francescucci and representatives from the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site— JFK’s birthplace and childhood home —are expected to attend.
Jenny Rose stood in front of a new granite monument at the edge of the Cleveland High School Memorial Forest on Friday morning and recalled her childhood friend, Iggy.
The summers of the college years are, in many cases, important steps in detaching from childhood, each one a rite of passage.
Gal Gadot looks to get Warner Bros and DC Comics' movie universe back on track with this stand-alone saga about the famed Amazon warrior, which will detail both her childhood origins and subsequent battle alongside Allied forces during WWI.
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Before 12th Century
First Known Use of childhood
before 12th century
CHILDHOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of childhood for English Language Learners
: the period of time when a person is a child
CHILDHOOD Defined for Kids
Definition of childhood for Students
: the period of life between infancy and youth
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