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
a task that is easily accomplished.
from a child
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