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NOUN (4)

1. a young person of either sex;
- Example: "she writes books for children"
- Example: "they're just kids"
- Example: "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
[syn: child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling]

2. a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age;
- Example: "they had three children"
- Example: "they were able to send their kids to college"
[syn: child, kid]

3. an immature childish person;
- Example: "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"
- Example: "stop being a baby!"
[syn: child, baby]

4. a member of a clan or tribe;
- Example: "the children of Israel"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Child \Child\ (ch[imac]ld), n.; pl. Children (ch[i^]l"dr[e^]n). [AS. cild, pl. cildru; cf. Goth. kil[thorn]ei womb, in-kil[thorn][=o] with child.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] 4. A noble youth. See Childe. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] When I was child. I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. --1. Cor. xii. 11. [1913 Webster] 6. A female infant. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A boy or a child, I wonder? --Shak. [1913 Webster] To be with child, to be pregnant. Child's play, light work; a trifling contest. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Child \Child\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Childed; p. pr. & vb. n. Childing.] To give birth; to produce young. [1913 Webster] This queen Genissa childing died. --Warner. [1913 Webster] It chanced within two days they childed both. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

child n 1: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster" [syn: child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling] 2: a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college" [syn: child, kid] [ant: parent] 3: an immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!" [syn: child, baby] 4: a member of a clan or tribe; "the children of Israel"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "child": adolescent, angel, artifact, babe, baby, bairn, boy, brainchild, brat, brood, bud, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, child of nature, chit, coinage, composition, concoction, creation, creature, crowning achievement, darling, daughter, descendant, descendants, dickens, distillation, dove, dupe, effect, end product, essence, extract, foetus, foster child, fruit, girl, grandchild, granddaughter, grandson, handiwork, heiress, hick, infant, ingenue, innocent, invention, issue, juvenile, kid, kitten, lad, laddie, lamb, lambkin, lass, lassie, little bugger, little fellow, little guy, little innocent, little one, little tad, little tot, lout, manufacture, masterpiece, masterwork, mere child, minor, mintage, mite, moppet, neonate, new mintage, newborn, newborn babe, nipper, noble savage, oaf, offspring, opera, opus, opuscule, origination, outcome, outgrowth, peewee, posterity, product, production, progeniture, progeny, puss, result, rube, runabout, scion, seed, shaver, simple soul, small fry, son, son and heir, sonny, stepchild, stepdaughter, stepson, stripling, tad, teenager, teener, teenybopper, toddler, tot, unsophisticate, wee tot, work, yokel, young hopeful, young man, youngling, youngster, youth
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

daughter child successor (Or "child", "successor") In a tree, a node pointed to by a parent, i.e. another node closer to the root node. (1998-11-14)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Child This word has considerable latitude of meaning in Scripture. Thus Joseph is called a child at the time when he was probably about sixteen years of age (Gen. 37:3); and Benjamin is so called when he was above thirty years (44:20). Solomon called himself a little child when he came to the kingdom (1 Kings 3:7). The descendants of a man, however remote, are called his children; as, "the children of Edom," "the children of Moab," "the children of Israel." In the earliest times mothers did not wean their children till they were from thirty months to three years old; and the day on which they were weaned was kept as a festival day (Gen. 21:8; Ex. 2:7, 9; 1 Sam. 1:22-24; Matt. 21:16). At the age of five, children began to learn the arts and duties of life under the care of their fathers (Deut. 6:20-25; 11:19). To have a numerous family was regarded as a mark of divine favour (Gen. 11:30; 30:1; 1 Sam. 2:5; 2 Sam. 6:23; Ps. 127:3; 128:3). Figuratively the name is used for those who are ignorant or narrow-minded (Matt. 11:16; Luke 7:32; 1 Cor. 13:11). "When I was a child, I spake as a child." "Brethren, be not children in understanding" (1 Cor. 14:20). "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro" (Eph. 4:14). Children are also spoken of as representing simplicity and humility (Matt. 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17). Believers are "children of light" (Luke 16:8; 1 Thess. 5:5) and "children of obedience" (1 Pet. 1:14).
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CHILD, CHILDREN, domestic relations. A child is the son or daughter in relation to the father or mother. 2. We will here consider the law, in general terms, as it relates to the condition, duties, and rights of children; and, afterwards, the extent which has been given to the word child or children by dispositions in wills and testaments. 3.-1. Children born in lawful wedlock, or within a competent time afterwards, are presumed to be the issue of the father, and follow his condition; those born out of lawful wedlock, follow the condition of the mother. The father is bound to maintain his children and to educate them, and to protect them from injuries. Children are, on their part, bound to maintain their fathers and mothers, when in need, and they are of ability so to do. Poth. Du Marriage, n. 384, 389. The father in general is entitled to the custody of minor children, but, under certain circumstances, the mother will be entitled to them, when the father and mother have separated. 5 Binn. 520. Children are liable to the reasonable correction of their parents. Vide Correction 4.-2. The term children does not ordinarily and properly speaking comprehend grandchildren, or issue generally; yet sometimes that meaning is, affixed to it, in cases of necessity; 6 Co. 16; and it has been held to signify the same as issue, in cases where the testator, by using the terms children and issue indiscriminately, showed his intention to use the former term in the sense of issue, so as to entitle grandchildren, & c., to take under it. 1 Ves. sen. 196; Ambl. 555; 3 Ves. 258; Ambl. 661; 3 Ves. & Bea. 69. When legally construed, the term children is confined to legitimate children. 7 Ves. 458. The civil code of Louisiana, art. 2522, n. 14, enacts, that "under the, name of children are comprehended, not only children of the first degree, but the grandchildren, great-grand-children, and all other descendants in the direct line." 5. Children are divided into legitimate children, or those born in lawful wedlock; and natural or illegitimate children, who are born bastards. (q.v.) Vide Natural Children. Illegitimate children are incestuous bastards, or those which are not incestuous. 6. Posthumous children are those who are born after the death of their fathers. Domat, Lois Civ. liv. prel. t. 2, s. 1, Sec. 7 L. 3, Sec. 1, ff de inj. rupt. 7. In Pennsylvania, the will of their fathers, in, which no provision is made for them, is revoked, as far as regards them, by operation of law. 3 Binn. R. 498. See, as to the law of Virginia on this subject, 3 Munf. 20, and article In ventre sa mere. Vide, generally, 8 Vin. Ab. 318; 8 Com. Dig. 470; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; 2 Kent, Com. 172; 4 Kent, Com. 408, 9; 1 Rop. on Leg. 45 to 76; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 442 Id. 158; Natural children.