A young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority
(1912–2004), US chef and cookbook author; born Julia Carolyn McWilliams. Her cookbooks, beginning with Mastering the Art of French Cooking (written in 1961 with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle), and her television cooking show The French Chef, which began on PBS in 1963, revolutionized American cooking
(1802–80), US abolitionist and writer; born Lydia Maria Francis. She was editor of the National Anti-Slavery Standard 1841–43 and the author of novels, children’s books, and the poem “Thanksgiving Day,” which begins “Over the river and through the woods.”
I've known Kate since she was a child
Of, relating to, or designating the relationship between a mother and her child.
Of or relating to both a parent and a child; especially in parent–child relationship noun.
An immature man
Originally in religious or legal use: a son or daughter who has reached the age of discretion or majority. Subsequently: a son or daughter who has reached adulthood.
(In South America) a penguin.
A bride who is still a child; a very young bride.
An idealized or imaginary realm of children or childhood.
Life as a child; childhood; the lives of the children of a nation or community.
Any of various locking devices designed to prevent a child from opening, accessing, or using something which is perceived as unsuitable or potentially harmful.
= child pornography.
A small seat for a child, now especially a protective one fitted to a motor vehicle or bicycle.
Of the size of a child; of a size suitable for a child.
A celebrated or famous child actor.
The systematic study of children and their behaviour, development, etc.
†a young female servant (obsolete); a girl; a woman who is still a child.
Originally Irish English, now chiefly United States regional (southern and in African-American usage). A sweetheart, a darling. Chiefly as a form of address, originally especially to a child.
A person born under the astrological sign of Cancer
A child cared for by a nurse, especially a wet nurse; a foster-child. Also (euphemism): an illegitimate child. Occasionally figurative.
Preceded by an or (without article) in plural: a child having no siblings.
A pupil at a charity school.
An inhabitant, especially a child, of a town or other urban area; a child born in a particular town, specifically †one eligible for free education at a school in that town (obsolete).
A female child; a girl. Now chiefly literary.
Physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child
A person’s supposed original or true self, especially when regarded as concealed in adulthood
A child born to parents who are not married to each other
A person named after another
A personal attendant, a valet.
A person who commits child abuse.
That has lost a child or children, especially denoting a parent whose child has died.
Spasm of the muscles closing the larynx, which results in crowing inspiratory sounds, occurring in a child.
= baby farming.
Directed towards or designed to suit children.
A child who is precociously intelligent or gifted; a child prodigy.
A child with precocious talent, especially in the performing arts, an infant prodigy.
Afflicted with or oppressed by children.
Court-ordered payments, typically made by a noncustodial divorced parent, to support one’s minor child or children
The welfare of children.
= inner child.
A child employed as a worker.
A female child. Compare maid-child (archaic in 19th-cent. use.).
A person (with general application). Chiefly in every mother's child.
A child whose parents are not married to each other.
A homeless or neglected child who lives chiefly in the streets.