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Definition of 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.
  2. A descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.
  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.
  4. A noble youth. See Childe.
  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.
  6. A female infant.
  7. To give birth; to produce young.
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Child Translations

child in Afrikaans is kind
child in Danish is barn
child in Dutch is jong, loot, kind, afstammeling
child in French is enfant
child in German is Kind
child in Hungarian is gyermek, gyerek
child in Italian is fanciullo, fanciulla, fanciullesco
child in Latin is parvulus, liber
child in Norwegian is barn
child in Swedish is barn