child

A child is a young person who's typically older than a baby but younger than a teen. As a child, you probably had your parents watching over you as you played in a sandbox.

The noun child come from the Old English word cild, meaning "child, infant." Retaining a similar meaning into modern times, the word still refers to a young person, male or female. But you can be considered a child after reaching adulthood — in the eyes of your parents, at least. Immature behavior like throwing a temper tantrum can also mark you as a child. The word can also refer to someone in a clan or tribe, young or old.

Definitions of child
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n a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age

“they had three children
Synonyms:
kid
Antonyms:
parent
a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
Examples:
Esau
(Old Testament) the eldest son of Isaac who would have inherited the covenant that God made with Abraham and that Abraham passed on to Isaac; he traded his birthright to his twin brother Jacob for a mess of pottage
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army brat
the child of a career officer of the United States Army
babe, baby, infant
a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
female offspring
a child who is female
male offspring, man-child
a child who is male
stepchild
a child of your spouse by a former marriage
blue baby
an infant born with a bluish color; usually has a defective heart
cherub
a sweet innocent baby
daughter, girl
a female human offspring
abandoned infant, foundling
a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown
godchild
an infant who is sponsored by an adult (the godparent) at baptism
neonate, newborn, newborn baby, newborn infant
a baby from birth to four weeks
nurseling, nursling, suckling
an infant considered in relation to its nurse
papoose, pappoose
an American Indian infant
boy, son
a male human offspring
stepdaughter
a daughter of your spouse by a former marriage
stepson
the son your spouse by a former marriage
test-tube baby
a baby conceived by fertilization that occurs outside the mother's body; the woman's ova are removed and mixed with sperm in a culture medium - if fertilization occurs the blastocyte is implanted in the woman's uterus
war baby
conceived or born during war
Type of:
issue, offspring, progeny
the immediate descendants of a person

n a young person of either sex

“she writes books for children
Synonyms:
fry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster
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bairn
a child: son or daughter
buster
a robust child
changeling
a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
child prodigy, infant prodigy, wonder child
a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age
foster child, foster-child, fosterling
a child who is raised by foster parents
imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp
one who is playfully mischievous
kiddy
a young child
orphan
a child who has lost both parents
peanut
a young child who is small for his age
poster child
a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes
kindergartener, kindergartner, preschooler
a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten
silly
a word used for misbehaving children
sprog
a child
bambino, toddler, tot, yearling
a young child
urchin
poor and often mischievous city child
street child, waif
a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned
foster daughter, foster-daughter
someone who is raised as a daughter although not related by birth
foster son, foster-son
someone who is raised as a son although not related by birth
poster boy
a male poster child
poster girl
a female poster child
ragamuffin, tatterdemalion
a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
guttersnipe, street urchin
a child who spends most of his time in the streets especially in slum areas
brat, holy terror, little terror, terror
a very troublesome child
Type of:
juvenile, juvenile person
a young person, not fully developed

n an immature childish person

“he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived”
Synonyms:
baby
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

n a member of a clan or tribe

“the children of Israel”
Type of:
descendant, descendent
a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

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