childhood

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noun child·hood \ˈchī(-ə)ld-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of childhood

  1. 1 :  the state or period of being a child

  2. 2 :  the early period in the development of something

Examples of childhood in a sentence

  1. diseases that can occur in childhood

  2. Both men had unhappy childhoods.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of childhood

before 12th century



CHILDHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

childhood

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noun child·hood \ˈchī(-ə)ld-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of childhood for English Language Learners

  • : the period of time when a person is a child


CHILDHOOD Defined for Kids

childhood

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noun child·hood \ˈchīld-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of childhood for Students

  1. :  the period of life between infancy and youth


Medical Dictionary

childhood

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noun child·hood \ˈchīld-ˌhu̇d\

Medical Definition of childhood

  1. :  the state or period of being a child



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