1. [ noun ] a young person of either sex (between birth and puberty)
Synonyms: kid youngster minor tike fry nipper tiddler tyke small_fry nestling shaver

"she writes books for children" "they're just kids" "`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters"

Related terms: juvenile urchin orphan kiddy changeling boy_wonder buster preschooler pickaninny schoolchild silly toddler foster_child waif imp foster-child bairn sprog peanut poster_child child's_body
2. [ noun ] a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
Synonyms: kid

"they had three children" "they were able to send their kids to college"

Related terms: parent offspring baby stepchild male_offspring army_brat female_offspring family
3. [ noun ] an immature childish person
Synonyms: baby

"he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived" "stop being a baby!"

Related terms: person
4. [ noun ] a member of a clan or tribe

"the children of Israel"

Related terms: descendant
5. [ noun ] a youthful female person
Synonyms: girl little_girl female_child

"the baby was a girl" "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"

Related terms: male_child male_child female schoolgirl sprog girl_scout flower_girl preschooler farm_girl campfire_girl
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4730
7. [ noun ] a youthful male person
Synonyms: boy male_child

"the baby was a boy" "she made the boy brush his teeth every night" "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"

Related terms: female_child female_child male cub schoolboy boy_scout plowboy shop_boy bat_boy fauntleroy sprog preschooler farm_boy ball_boy altar_boy
Similar spelling:   chilled