children

 /ˈtʃɪldrən/

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For the noun: child
Plural form: children

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
chil•dren /ˈtʃɪldrən/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. pl. of child.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
chil•dren  (childrən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. pl. of  child. 

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
child /tʃaɪld/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  chil•dren /ˈtʃɪldrən/.USA pronunciation  
  1. a young boy or girl:A young child doesn't usually want to share his or her toys.
  2. a son or daughter:He has two children, a boy and a girl.
  3. Developmental Biologya baby or infant:the rights of the unborn child are to be balanced by the right to privacy of the mother.
  4. a person who behaves in a childish manner.
  5. any person or thing regarded as the product of particular circumstances or influences: Abstract art is a child of the 20th century.
Idioms
  1. Idiomswith child, (of a human female) pregnant.

child•less, adj. 
child•less•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
child  (chīld),USA pronunciation  n., pl.  chil•dren. 
  1. a person between birth and full growth;
    a boy or girl:books for children.
  2. a son or daughter:All my children are married.
  3. Developmental Biologya baby or infant.
  4. Developmental Biologya human fetus.
  5. a childish person:He's such a child about money.
  6. a descendant:a child of an ancient breed.
  7. any person or thing regarded as the product or result of particular agencies, influences, etc.:Abstract art is a child of the 20th century.
  8. a person regarded as conditioned or marked by a given circumstance, situation, etc.:a child of poverty; a child of famine.
  9. British Termsa female infant.
  10. [Archaic.]childe.
  11. Idiomswith child, pregnant:She's with child.
childless, adj. 
childless•ness, n. 
  • bef. 950; Middle English; Old English cild; akin to Gothic kilthai womb

Child  (chīld),USA pronunciation n. 
  • BiographicalLydia Maria (Francis), 1802–80, U.S. author, abolitionist, and social reformer.

  • child, +n. 
    1. Developmental Biologya human fetus.


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    children /ˈtʃɪldrən/ n
    1. the plural of child



    child /tʃaɪld/ n ( pl children)
    1. a boy or girl between birth and puberty
    2. (as modifier): child labour
    3. a baby or infant
    4. an unborn baby
    5. with child
      another term for pregnant
    6. a human offspring; a son or daughter
      Related adjective(s): filial
    7. a childish or immature person
    8. a member of a family or tribe; descendant: a child of Israel
    9. a person or thing regarded as the product of an influence or environment: a child of nature
    Etymology: Old English cild; related to Gothic kilthei womb, Sanskrit jathara belly, jartu womb

    ˈchildless adj ˈchildlessness n



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