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Definitions of child

  1. an immature childish person; " he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; " stop being a baby!"
  2. a member of a clan or tribe; " the children of Israel"
  3. 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"
  4. a human offspring ( son or daughter) of any age; " they had three children"; " they were able to send their kids to college"
  5. a young person of either sex; " she writes books for children"; " they're just kids"; "` tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"
  6. 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.
  7. A noble youth. See Childe.
  8. 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.
  9. A female infant.
  10. To give birth; to produce young.
  11. A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born outside of marriage. A person under an age specified by law, often 14 or 16. For example, state law may require a person to be over the age of 14 to make a valid will, or may define the crime of statutory rape as sex with a person under the age of 16. In this sense, a child can be distinguished from a minor, who is a person under the age of 18 in most states. A person below the specified legal age who is married is often considered an adult rather than a child. See also emancipation.
  12. 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.
  13. A descendant, however remote; - used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.
  14. A person 6 to 12 years of age. An individual 2 to 5 years old is CHILD, PRESCHOOL.
  15. A son or daughter; a baby; a very young person; sometimes, a descendant.
  16. A young person, one who has not arrived at the age of puberty.
  17. ( pl. CHILDREN), An infant or very young person: one intimately related to one older: a disciple:- pl. offspring: descendants: inhabitants.
  18. A son or daughter; very young person; descendant.
  19. A human being in early youth; a son or daughter.
  20. A son or a daughter; offspring; a very young person; an infant; one young in knowledge, experience, judgment, or attainments; spiritual offspring; descendants, however remote; the inhabitants of a country. With child, pregnant.
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Quotes of child

  1. There's no way I'm going to put this kid in the movies, because of the rejection. It's so hard as an adult, so why set her up to feel that bad as a child – Rosanna Arquette
  2. Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great. – Clement Attlee
  3. A 1990 Gallup poll found that 77 percent of Americans polled said abortion was the taking of human life. I agree, and believe that taking the life on an innocent child is unjust. – Robert Casey
  4. Safe, for a child is his father's hand, holding him tight. – Marion C. Garretty
  5. Well, I actually first got into music as a small child and as I became a teen, I sought out making money from music, weather that was singing lounge gigs, backup in studios, or weddings. – Chantal Kreviazuk
  6. When a child grows up without a father, there is an empty place where someone must stand, providing an example of character and confidence. – Steve Largent
  7. A child too, can never grasp the fact that the same mother who cooks so well, is so concerned about his cough, and helps so kindly with his homework, in some circumstance has no more feeling than a wall of his hidden inner world. – Alice Duer Miller
  8. A child's spirit is like a child you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back. – Arthur Miller
  9. I have a great relationship with animals, and with children. I get to their level. I try to see the way a child looks at the world, it's hugely different. – Story Musgrave
  10. People will say that it's some kind of evasion, but I would never want to have a kid for me. I'd want to have the child for the child's sake, if that makes sense. – Jeremy Northam
  11. A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty of nature and the splendor of God in his works. – Rudolf Otto
  12. To outlive one's child is a terrible thing, but to do so because your child has taken his or her life is horrible. – Pierre Salinger
  13. I started writing, or rather, thinking, stories as a child and at that time the reason was very clear. – John Sladek
  14. I suppose the reason I chose electrical engineering was because I had always been interested in electricity, involving myself in such projects as building radios from the time I was a child – Koichi Tanaka
  15. Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin. – John Webster

Usage examples for child

  1. I will go to the child – Laos Folk-Lore of Farther India by Katherine Neville Fleeson
  2. I will go in to the child – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. A child could answer it. – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  4. And so she asked Dr. Lavendar to send the child up to her the day before she was to go away;- by himself. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  5. They thought more of the way than of the child – Revisiting the Earth by James Langdon Hill
  6. I have the child – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  7. As you say, you are no longer a child – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  8. He's but a child – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  9. " Oh my dear Child she said. – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  10. Has she not seen her child – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  11. Was she the child her mother thought her? – Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days by Nell Speed
  12. For a time I was a child again. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur
  13. Then say it, child – Daisy Burns (Volume 2) by Julia Kavanagh
  14. You have named- our child – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  15. I know the child – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  16. She's a good child and does as she's told. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  17. Betty, my dear child I thought before that I wanted you. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  18. What says my child – The Fatal Falsehood by Hannah More
  19. " My child she said, " why did you do it?" – The Unwilling Vestal by Edward Lucas White
  20. My dear child what is the matter? – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall

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