Childs vs. Child - What's the difference?


  • Child

    Biologically, a child (plural: children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.Child may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties".There are many social issues that affect children, such as childhood education, bullying, child poverty, dysfunctional families, child labor, hunger, and child homelessness. Children can be raised by parents, by fosterers, guardians or partially raised in a day care center.


  • Childs (noun)

    plural of child

  • 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."

Webster Dictionary

  • 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  • 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"

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