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Definition 1: a young person of either sex - [noun denoting person]

Samples where child or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she writes books for children
  • they're just kids
  • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster

Synonyms for child in the sense of this definition

(child is a kind of ...) a young person, not fully developed

(... is a kind of child ) a homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned

"street children beg or steal in order to survive"

(... is a kind of child ) (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child

(... is a kind of child ) a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes

"she was the poster child for muscular dystrophy"

(... is a kind of child ) a child who attends a preschool or kindergarten

(... is a kind of child ) a word used for misbehaving children

"don't be a silly"

(... is a kind of child ) a child

(... is a kind of child ) a young child

(... is a kind of child ) poor and often mischievous city child

(... is a kind of child ) a young child who is small for his age

(... is a kind of child ) a child who has lost both parents

(... is a kind of child ) informal term for a young child

(... is a kind of child ) one who is playfully mischievous

(... is a kind of child ) a child who is raised by foster parents

(... is a kind of child ) a prodigy whose talents are recognized at an early age

"Mozart was a child prodigy"

(... is a kind of child ) a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy

(... is a kind of child ) a robust child

(... is a kind of child ) a child: son or daughter

(child is a part of ...) the body of a human child

Definition 2: a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age - [noun denoting person]

Samples where child or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had three children
  • they were able to send their kids to college

Synonyms for child in the sense of this definition

(child is a kind of ...) the immediate descendants of a person

"she was the mother of many offspring" "he died without issue"

(... is a kind of child ) the child of a career officer of the United States Army

(... is a kind of child ) a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk

"the baby began to cry again" "she held the baby in her arms" "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"

(... is a kind of child ) a child who is female

(... is a kind of child ) a child who is male

(... is a kind of child ) a child of your spouse by a former marriage

(... is a member of child) primary social group; parents and children

"he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"

Definition 3: an immature childish person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where child or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived
  • stop being a baby!

Synonyms for child in the sense of this definition

(child is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 4: a member of a clan or tribe - [noun denoting person]

Samples where child or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the children of Israel

(child is a kind of ...) a person considered as descended from some ancestor

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