[ 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
  • This was just a few years after Lord Byron woke to find Child Harold's Pilgrimage in the bookshops and himself famous, as it were, overnight.
  • The house was a semi-detached with a couple of children playing in the front lawn and his son was just arriving home from his days work.
  • Harsh discipline was the child's lot, and they were often terrorized deliberately and, not infrequently, sexually abused.
  • Parents have to be a lot more careful about what their children are allowed to watch on the TV.
  • They are now locked in a bitter custody battle over their three children.
  • The report, which was based upon conversations with children who telephoned helplines, also claimed that the hidden problem of solvent abuse kills more children than drugs every year.
  • The children were starting to get a bit fed up.
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