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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.childless - without offspring; "in some societies a childless woman is rejected by her tribesmen"
unfruitful - not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production

childless

adjective
Unable to produce offspring:
Translations
بِدونِ أوْلاد، أبْتَر
bezdětný
barnløs
gyermektelen
barnlaus
bezdetný
çocuğu olmayançocuksuz

childless

[ˈtʃaɪldlɪs] ADJsin hijos

childless

[ˈtʃaɪldləs] adj [woman, couple] → sans enfants

childless

[ˈtʃaɪldlɪs] adjsenza figli

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.
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