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Noun: child (children)  chI(-u)ld
  1. A young person of either sex
    "she writes books for children";
    - kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler [Brit], tike, tyke, fry, nestling, wean [UK, Ireland]
  2. A human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    "they had three children";
    - kid
  3. An immature childish person
    "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived";
    - baby
  4. A member of a clan or tribe
    "the children of Israel"
  5. (computing) an object that part of, derived from, or serving another object

Derived forms: children

Type of: descendant, individual, issue, juvenile, juvenile person, mortal, offspring, person, progeny, somebody, someone, soul

Antonym: parent

Part of: family, family unit

Encyclopedia: Child, Youth and Family