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Definition of "child" []

  • A person between birth and puberty. (noun)
  • A person who has not attained maturity or the age of legal majority. (noun)
  • An unborn infant; a fetus. (noun)
  • An infant; a baby. (noun)
  • One who is childish or immature. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "child" in a sentence
  • "He meant to set the child right; he meant to see _only_ the _child_ in her until White returned; he would ignore the perilously sweet woman-appeal to his senses until such time as he could, with safety, let them once more hold part in their relations with each other."
  • "I was no longer “a child of the devil”, “a maiden accursed”; but it was “my love, my soul, light of my eyes, my child”."
  • "_Surely, I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child_."