child


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to child: child support, Child Support Payments, Child Protective Services

child

 (chīld)
n. pl. chil·dren (chĭl′drən)
1.
a. A person between birth and puberty.
b. A person who has not attained maturity or the age of legal majority.
2.
a. An unborn infant; a fetus.
b. An infant; a baby.
3. One who is childish or immature.
4. A son or daughter; an offspring.
5. A member of a tribe; descendant: children of Abraham.
6.
a. An individual regarded as strongly affected by another or by a specified time, place, or circumstance: a child of nature; a child of the Sixties.
b. A product or result of something specified: "Times Square is a child of the 20th century" (Richard F. Shepard).
Idiom:
with child
Pregnant.

[Middle English, from Old English cild.]

child′less adj.
child′less·ness n.

child

(tʃaɪld)
n, pl children
1.
a. a boy or girl between birth and puberty
b. (as modifier): child labour.
2. a baby or infant
3. an unborn baby.
4. with child another term for pregnant
5. a human offspring; son or daughter.
6. a childish or immature person
7. a member of a family or tribe; descendant: a child of Israel.
8. a person or thing regarded as the product of an influence or environment: a child of nature.
9. dialect Midland English and Western English a female infant
[Old English cild; related to Gothic kilthei womb, Sanskrit jathara belly, jartu womb]
ˈchildless adj
ˈchildlessness n
ˈchildly adj

child

(tʃaɪld)

n., pl. chil•dren.
1. a person between birth and full growth; a young boy or girl.
2. a son or daughter.
3. a baby or infant.
4. a human fetus.
5. a person who behaves in a childish manner.
6. a descendant.
7. any person or thing regarded as the product of particular circumstances or influences: children of poverty.
8. Archaic. childe.
Idioms:
1. great or big with child, (of a human female) being in the late stages of pregnancy.
2. with child, (of a human female) pregnant.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English cild; akin to Gothic kilthai womb]
child′less, adj.
child′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.child - a young person of either sexchild - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
child's body - the body of a human child
juvenile, juvenile person - a young person, not fully developed
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; "Mozart was a child prodigy"
foster child, foster-child, fosterling - a child who is raised by foster parents
scamp, imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag - 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
picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
poster child - a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes; "she was the poster child for muscular dystrophy"
kindergartener, kindergartner, preschooler - a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten
silly - a word used for misbehaving children; "don't be a silly"
sprog - a child
bambino, toddler, yearling, tot - a young child
urchin - poor and often mischievous city child
street child, waif - a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned; "street children beg or steal in order to survive"
2.child - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
family unit, family - primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
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; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
female offspring - a child who is female
male offspring, man-child - a child who is male
offspring, progeny, issue - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
stepchild - a child of your spouse by a former marriage
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
3.child - an immature childish personchild - an immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
4.child - a member of a clan or tribe; "the children of Israel"
descendant, descendent - a person considered as descended from some ancestor or race

child

noun
1. youngster, baby, kid (informal), minor, infant, babe, juvenile, toddler, tot, wean (Scot.), little one, brat, bairn (Scot.), suckling, nipper (informal), chit, babe in arms, sprog (slang), munchkin (informal, chiefly U.S.), rug rat (slang), nursling, littlie (Austral. informal), ankle-biter (Austral. slang) This film is not suitable for children.
2. offspring, issue, descendant, progeny How many children do you have?
Related words
adjective filial
prefix paedo-
Quotations
"Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life" [Sophocles Phaedra]
"The child is father of the man" [William Wordsworth My Heart Leaps Up]
"Your children are not your children."
"They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself."
"They came through you but not from you"
"And though they are with you yet they belong not to you" [Kahlil Gibran The Prophet]
"Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them" [Sigmund Freud The Interpretation of Dreams]
"Making terms with reality, with things as they are, is a full-time business for the child" [Milton R. Sapirstein Paradoxes of Everyday Life]
Proverbs
"Children should be seen and not heard"
"Little children, little sorrows; big children, great sorrows"

child

noun
1. A young person between birth and puberty:
Informal: kid.
Scots: bairn.
2. One who is not yet legally of age:
Law: infant, minor.
3. A guileless, unsophisticated person:
4. One descended directly from the same parents or ancestors:
Translations
kind
طِفْلطِفلٌوَلَ
nen
dítědcera
barn
idoinfano
laps
lapsi
dijetečedo
gyerekgyermek
anak
barn
子供
아이
filiafiliusinfanspuer
bevaikisgimdymaskaip vaikasvaikasvaikiškai
bērns
fiicăfiu
otrok
čedodete
barn
mtoto
เด็ก
çocukevlât
đứa trẻ

child

[tʃaɪld]
A. N (children (pl)) → niño/a m/f; (= son/daughter) → hijo/a m/f (Jur) (= non-adult) → menor mf
I have known him since he was a childlo conozco desde niño
to be with child (o.f.) → estar encinta
to get sb with child (o.f.) → dejar a algn encinta
it's child's playes un juego de niños
B. CPD child abuse N (with violence) → malos tratos mpl a niños; (sexual) → abuso m sexual de niños
child abuser N (with violence) persona que maltrata a un niño; (sexual) persona que abusa sexualmente de un niño
child benefit Nsubsidio m familiar (por hijos)
child guidance Npsicopedagogía f
child guidance centre Ncentro m psicopedagógico
child labour, child labor (US) Ntrabajo m de menores
child lock N (on door) → cerradura f de seguridad para niños
child prodigy Nniño/a m/f prodigio
children's home Ncentro m de acogida de menores
children's literature Nliteratura f infantil
child welfare Nprotección f a or de la infancia
CHILDREN IN NEED
La organización benéfica Children in Need (Niños Necesitados), fundada por la BBC en 1972, recauda dinero en beneficio de los niños necesitados en el Reino Unido y en el extranjero. Se la conoce sobre todo por los telethons (telemaratones) que organiza anualmente: los programas de TV en los que se invita a los televidentes a llamar para hacer donativos y a organizar sus propias campañas de ayuda para niños enfermos, minusválidos, pobres, etc.

child

[ˈtʃaɪld] [children] [ˈtʃɪldrən] (pl) nenfant mf
all the children → tous les enfantschild abduction nenlèvement m d'enfantchild abuse n
(= crime) (sexual)sévices mpl sexuels sur des enfants
people who claim they were victims of child abuse → des personnes qui affirment avoir été victimes de sévices sexuels dans leur enfance
allegations of child abuse in orphanages and homes → des allégations de sévices sexuels sur des enfants dans les orphelinats et les maisons d'accueil
(= ill-treatment) → maltraitance f sur enfant(s), maltraitance f d'enfant(s)child abuser n
(sexual)auteur m de sévices sexuels sur des enfants
to be a child abuser → être l'auteur de sévices sexuels sur enfant(s)
(violent)auteur m de maltraitance sur enfant(s), auteur m de maltraitance d'enfant(s)child actor nenfant mf acteur/trice

child

n pl <children> (lit, fig)Kind nt; when I was a childin or zu meiner Kindheit; she was with child (old, liter)sie trug ein Kind unter ihrem Herzen (old, liter); the child of ignorancedas Produkt der Unwissenheit

child

in cpdsKinder-;
child abuse
nKindesmisshandlung f; (sexually) → Kindesmissbrauch m, → Notzucht fmit Kindern
child abuser
n jd, der Kinder misshandelt (sexually) → Kinderschänder(in) m(f)
child allowance
n (Brit inf) → Kindergeld nt
child-bearing
nMutterschaft f, → Kinderkriegen nt (inf); ten years of child exhausted herzehn Jahre mit kleinen Kindern erschöpften sie
adj of child ageim gebärfähigen Alter; good child hipsgebärfreudiges Becken
child bed
n (old)Kind- or Wochenbett nt; to be in childim Wochenbett liegen
child benefit
n (Brit) → Kindergeld nt
childbirth
nGeburt f, → Gebären nt; to die in childbei der Geburt sterben
child bride
nkindliche or sehr junge Braut
childcare
nKinderbetreuung f; (= social work department)Jugendfürsorge f, → Jugendhilfe f
child-friendly
child guidance
nErziehungsberatung f; (= social work agency)Erziehungsberatungsstelle f
childhood
nKindheit f; to be in one’s second childseine zweite Kindheit erleben

child

:
child labour, (US) child labor
nKinderarbeit f
childless
adjkinderlos
childlike
adjkindlich
child lock
nKindersicherung f
childminder
n (Brit) → Tagesmutter f
childminding
n (Brit) → Beaufsichtigung fvon Kindern
child molester
n Person, die Kinder (sexuell) belästigt
child prodigy
nWunderkind nt
childproof
adjkindersicher
Child Protection Register
n (Brit) von örtlichen Sozialbehörden geführte Liste von Kindern, die dem Kinderschutzprogramm unterstellt sind
child reduction

child

:
child-resistant
adjbruchsicher
child seat
nKindersitz m
child sex
nKindersex m
adj attrKindersex-; child tourismKindersextourismus m; child abuserKinderschänder(in) m(f)
child’s play
nein Kinderspiel nt
child’s seat
Child Support Agency
n (Brit) staatliche Organisation, die sich um Unterhaltszahlungen für Kinder kümmert
child welfare
nJugendfürsorge f; Child Welfare CentreKinderabteilung fim Gesundheitsamt

child

[tʃaɪld] n (children (pl)) (gen) → bambino/a; (son/daughter) → figlio/a, bambino/a

child

(tʃaild) plural children (ˈtʃildrən) noun
1. a young human being of either sex.
2. a son or daughter. Her youngest child is five years old.
ˈchildhood noun
the state or time of being a child. Her childhood was a time of happiness.
ˈchildish adjective
like a child; silly. a childish remark.
ˈchildishly adverb
ˈchildishness noun
ˈchildless adjective
having no children. the childless couple.
ˈchildlike adjective
innocent; like a child. childlike faith; trustful and childlike.
ˈchildbirth noun
the act of giving birth to a child. She died in childbirth.
child's play
something very easy. Climbing that hill will be child's play.

child

طِفْل dítě barn Kind παιδί niño lapsi enfant dijete bambino 子供 아이 kind barn dziecko criança ребенок barn เด็ก çocuk đứa trẻ 孩子

child

n. niño-a;
___ nurseniñera;
___ nurseryguardería infantil, jardín de la infancia;
___ supportmanutención, pensión alimenticia;
___ welfareasistencia social a la infancia.

child

n (pl children) niño -ña mf, hijo -ja mf; foster — niño acogido, hijo de crianza; only — hijo único; npl niños, hijos
References in classic literature ?
I'm getting too old for such things," observed Meg, who was as much a child as ever about `dressing-up' frolics.
The Indian, whose name, it developed, was Tal, as nearly as Tom and Ned could master it, had left camp to go to visit his wife and child in the jungle hut, intending to return to the Beecher camp at night.
complained Tom, after having been knelt to by the Indian's wife and child, who called him the "preserver" and other endearing titles of the same kind.
He lay patiently fighting for breath, like a child with croup.
He assured her the child was consuming at that moment in the next room.
Because MSBP often leads to the victim's death, recognizing its existence often occurs only after the death of a child and a review of the case.
When Wise went to court asking to be relieved of the child support payments that consumed a third of his take-home pay, he was turned down.
Early childhood music teachers are necessarily fluent in the developmental orientation because, depending on the child and circumstances, direct instruction is just not very practical in the first three to five years of life.
despite stringent child labor laws and compulsory education regulations, the young are still being exploited for their labor by fast-food chains and other industries.
This may even lead an adoptive family to move in the hope of finding a community more open to their child.
Keywords: non-custodial fathers, father-child relationships, never married fathers, single-parent households, child support, visitation, father-friendly environments
The individual needs of each child with a disability must be considered when the individual education plan (IEP) is written, and the IEP team needs to consider the general classroom as the starting point.

Full browser ?