Child

Definition of Child

Pronunciation: chīld
n.1.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.
2.A descendant, however remote; - used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.
3.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.
4.A noble youth. See Childe.
5.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.
When I was child. I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
- 1. Cor. xii. 11.
6.A female infant.
A boy or a child, I wonder?
- Shak.
To be with child
to be pregnant.
Child's play
light work; a trifling contest.
v. i.1.To give birth; to produce young.
[imp. & p. p. Childed; p. pr. & vb. n. Childing.]
This queen Genissa childing died.
- Warner.
It chanced within two days they childed both.
- Latimer.

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