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Child vs. Parent

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The main difference between Child and Parent is that the Child is a human between the stages of birth and puberty and Parent is a caretaker of the offspring in their own species

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  • Child (noun)

    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."

  • Child (noun)

    a female child, a girl.

  • Child (noun)

    One's son or daughter, regardless of age.

    "My youngest child is forty-three."

  • Child (noun)

    The thirteenth Lenormand card.

  • Child (noun)

    A figurative offspring, particularly:

  • Child (noun)

    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."

  • Child (noun)

    Anything derived from or caused by something.

    "Poverty, disease, and despair are the children of war."

  • Parent (noun)

    One of the two persons from whom one is immediately biologically descended; a mother or father. from 15th c.

  • Parent (noun)

    A surrogate mother

  • Parent (noun)

    A third person who has provided DNA samples in a IVF procedure in order to alter faulty genetic material

  • Parent (noun)

    A person who step-parent or adoptive parent.

  • Parent (noun)

    A relative. 15th-18th c.

  • Parent (noun)

    The source or origin of something. from 16th c.

  • Parent (noun)

    An organism from which a plant or animal is immediately biologically descended. from 17th c.

  • Parent (noun)

    Sponsor, supporter, owner, protector. page=1274

  • Parent (noun)

    The object from which a child or derived object is descended; a node superior to another node. from 20th c.

  • Parent (verb)

    To act as parent, to raise or rear.

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  • Child (noun)

    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.

  • Child (noun)

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

  • Child (noun)

    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.

  • Child (noun)

    A noble youth. See Childe.

  • Child (noun)

    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.

  • Child (noun)

    A female infant.

  • Child (verb)

    To give birth; to produce young.

  • Parent (noun)

    One who begets, or brings forth, offspring; a father or a mother.

  • Parent (noun)

    That which produces; cause; source; author; begetter; as, idleness is the parent of vice.

Webster Dictionary
  • Child (noun)

    a young person of either sex;

    "she writes books for children"

    "they're just kids"

    "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"

  • Child (noun)

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

    "they had three children"

    "they were able to send their kids to college"

  • Child (noun)

    an immature childish person;

    "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"

    "stop being a baby!"

  • Child (noun)

    a member of a clan or tribe;

    "the children of Israel"

  • Parent (noun)

    a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian

  • Parent (verb)

    bring up;

    "raise a family"

    "bring up children"

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