child

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child

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Singular
child

Plural
children

Some children
A tree structure with the parent node (11) at the top and children below
  1. (countable) A child is a young person, usually older than a baby but younger than a teenager.
    The children were playing in the park.
    Most three-year-old children speak very well.
    Even as a child of six, I knew what hard work was.
    Taking care of young children is difficult work.
    This kind of teaching is useful for all children, not just those children with learning disabilities.
    We need to do a better job of educating our children.
    I drove a motorcycle until my children were born.
    We're collecting food for needy children.
  2. (countable) A child is the son or daughter of someone.
    I am my mother's child in every way.
    My eldest child is now a doctor.
  3. (countable) A child of a particular time, situation, or idea is a person who is strongly influenced by it.
    As a child of the 90s, I grew up with computers.
    There isn't actually that much anger among children of divorce.
  4. (countable) A child is the product or result of something.
    This book is the child of an earlier generation of grammatical theory.
    Anthropology is the child of Western colonialism.
    The very idea of a garden is the child of water.
  5. If a woman is with child, she is pregnant.
    She told no one about the sex, even when she realized she was with child.
  6. (countable) (technical) A child in a tree structure is piece of data, process or object with a role or position closer to the root.

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Members of a family (edit)

parent: father - mother | spouse: husband - wife | child: son - daughter | sibling: brother - sister | uncle | aunt | nephew | niece | cousin | grandparent: grandfather - grandmother | grandchild: grandson - granddaughter