child(child)

http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/child?region=us

Pronunciation:/CHīld, /

noun (plural children /ˈCHildrən/)

  • a young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority.
  • a son or daughter of any age.
  • an immature or irresponsible person:she’s such a child!
  • a person who has little or no experience in a particular area:he’s a child in financial matters
  • (children) the descendants of a family or people:the children of Abraham
  • (child of) a person or thing influenced by a specified environment:a child of the sixtiesOPEC was in a sense a child of the Cold War

 

Phrases

child’s play

a task that is easily accomplished.

from a child

since childhood.

with child

formal pregnant.

Derivatives

childless

adjective

childlessness

noun

 

Origin:

Old English cild, of Germanic origin. The Middle English plural childer or children became children or children by association with plurals ending in –en, such as brethren

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