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Child vs. Kids

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Childnoun

A person who has not yet reached adulthood, whether natural (puberty), cultural (initiation), or legal (majority)

‘Go easy on him: he is but a child.’;

Kidsnoun

plural of kid

Childnoun

a female child, a girl.

Childnoun

One's son or daughter, regardless of age.

‘My youngest child is forty-three.’;

Childnoun

(cartomancy) The thirteenth Lenormand card.

Childnoun

A figurative offspring, particularly:

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Childnoun

A person considered a product of a place or culture, a member of a tribe or culture, regardless of age.

‘The children of Israel.’; ‘He is a child of his times.’;

Childnoun

Anything derived from or caused by something.

‘Poverty, disease, and despair are the children of war.’;

Childnoun

(computing) A data item, process, or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another.

‘The child node then stores the actual data of the parent node.’;

Childnoun

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.

Childnoun

A descendant, however remote; - used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.

Childnoun

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.

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Childnoun

A noble youth. See Childe.

Childnoun

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.

‘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.’;

Childnoun

A female infant.

‘A boy or a child, I wonder?’;

Childverb

To give birth; to produce young.

‘This queen Genissa childing died.’; ‘It chanced within two days they childed both.’;

Childnoun

a young person of either sex;

‘she writes books for children’; ‘they're just kids’; ‘`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters’;

Childnoun

a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age;

‘they had three children’; ‘they were able to send their kids to college’;

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Childnoun

an immature childish person;

‘he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived’; ‘stop being a baby!’;

Childnoun

a member of a clan or tribe;

‘the children of Israel’;

Child

Biologically, a child (plural children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty, or between the developmental period of infancy and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.

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