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Definition of Child

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.

Child Quotations

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Ashley Smith

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Plato

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
Miguel Angel Ruiz

You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.
Dr. Seuss
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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

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