- (countable) A child is a person below the minimum legal age of majority.
- In most states, a child means a person below the age of 18 years.
- (countable) A child is a young person, usually older than a baby but younger than an adult.
- 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.
- A child usually means a person age 17 years or younger.
- (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.
- (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.
- (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.
- If a woman is with child, she is pregnant.
- She told no one about the sex, even when she realized she was with child.
- (countable) (technical) A child in a tree structure is piece of data, process or object with a role or position closer to the root.
- (young person) kid, baby, youth, adolescent, teen, infant, teenager
- (son or daughter) kid, son, daughter, offspring
- (result of something) result, product, creation, outcome
|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