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Definition of child:

  1. A descendant, however remote; - used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.
  2. A female infant.
  3. A noble youth. See Childe.
  4. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; - in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants.
  5. A young person of either sex. esp. one between infancy and youth; hence, one who exhibits the characteristics of a very young person, as innocence, obedience, trustfulness, limited understanding, etc.
  6. One who, by character of practice, shows signs of relationship to, or of the influence of, another; one closely connected with a place, occupation, character, etc.; as, a child of God; a child of the devil; a child of disobedience; a child of toil; a child of the people.
  7. To give birth; to produce young.


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