(noun.) a young person of either sex; 'she writes books for children'; 'they're just kids'; '`tiddler' is a British term for youngster'.

(noun.) a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; 'they had three children'; 'they were able to send their kids to college'.

(noun.) an immature childish person; 'he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived'; 'stop being a baby!'.

(noun.) a member of a clan or tribe; 'the children of Israel'.

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(n.) 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.

(n.) A descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.

(n.) 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.

(n.) A noble youth. See Childe.

(n.) 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.

(n.) A female infant.

(v. i.) To give birth; to produce young.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [pl. Children.] [1]. Infant, babe, baby, nursling, suckling, chit, brat, bantling, bairn, little one.[2]. Young person.[3]. Offspring, issue, progeny.

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n. an infant or very young person: (Shak.) a female infant: one intimately related to one older: expressing origin or relation e.g. child of the East child of shame child of God &c.: a disciple: a youth of gentle birth esp. in ballads &c.—sometimes Childe and Chylde: (pl.) offspring: descendants: inhabitants:—pl. Chil′dren.—ns. Child′-bear′ing the act of bringing forth children; Child′bed the state of a woman brought to bed with child; Child′birth the giving birth to a child: parturition; Child′-crow′ing a nervous affection with spasm of the muscles closing the glottis.—adj. Child′ed (Shak.) possessed of a child.—n. Child′hood state of being a child: the time of one's being a child.—adjs. Child′ing (Shak.) fruitful teeming; Child′ish of or like a child: silly: trifling.—adv. Child′ishly.—ns. Child′ishness Child′ness what is natural to a child: puerility.—adjs. Child′less without children; Child′-like like a child: becoming a child: docile: innocent.—n. Child′-wife a very young wife.—Child's play something very easy to do: something slight.—From or Of a Child since the days of childhood.—Second childhood the childishness of old age.—With child pregnant e.g. Get with child Be or Go with child.

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