Childhood

Definition of Childhood

Child´hood   Pronunciation: chīld´hŎd
n.1.The state of being a child; the time in which persons are children; the condition or time from infancy to puberty.
I have walked before you from my childhood.
- 1. Sam. xii. 2.
2.Children, taken collectively.
The well-governed childhood of this realm.
- Sir. W. Scott.
3.The commencement; the first period.
The childhood of our joy.
- Shak.
Second childhood
the state of being feeble and incapable from old age.

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