Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a young person of either sex
    they're just kids
    `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  2. (noun, person) a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    they were able to send their kids to college
  3. (noun, person) an immature childish person
    stop being a baby!
  4. (noun, person) a member of a clan or tribe

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Child


Origin of the word Child

  1. O.E. cild "child," from P.Gmc. *kiltham (source of Gothic kil?ei "womb"), unrelated to other languages. Also in O.E. meaning "a youth of gentle birth" (archaic, usually written childe). In 16c., especially "girl child." The difficulty with the plural began in O.E., where the nom. pl. was at first cild, identical with the sing., then c.975 pl. … more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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