[ US /ˈtʃaɪɫd/ ]
[ UK /t‍ʃˈa‍ɪld/ ]
  1. an immature childish person
    he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived
    stop being a baby!
  2. a young person of either sex
    they're just kids
    she writes books for children
    `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  3. a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    they were able to send their kids to college
    they had three children
  4. a member of a clan or tribe
    the children of Israel
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How To Use child In A Sentence

  • Combine the corn with steamed green vegetables like asparagus and offer baked potatoes to ensure the children don't go hungry.
  • Their prayers were answered and the child was found safe and well.
  • Rows of brick garden apartments all backed onto a massive common garden: a shared backyard for children to play, dogs to gambol, and families to eat picnics together. Day of Honey
  • That's when I noticed the little sticker on the window explaining the purpose of the ‘Child Safety Lock’.
  • Often the parent feels helpless and very discouraged and may also give up on the child which reinforces the child's feelings of inadequacy and may cause the child to retreat or regress further.
  • I did not have intent to imply that homeschooling is like public school, but that public school directs what a child learns and when and unschooling does not. What do we teach our kids? | Johnny B. Truant
  • But Labour's focus on abolishing child poverty is not, as he (deliberately) patronisingly claims, for the "aah" factor. Labourhome
  • She told the children to pipe down while she was talking on the telephone.
  • And the moral murder of my child is to be my punishment for daring to turn a deaf ear to the indign passion of a brute! The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Eight children were crammed into the back of the car.
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