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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Child  \Child\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Childed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Childing}.] 
  To  give  birth;  to  produce  young. 
 
  This  queen  Genissa  childing  died.  --Warner. 
 
  It  chanced  within  two  days  they  childed  both 
  --Latimer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Child  \Child\  (ch[imac]ld),  n.;  pl  {Children} 
  (ch[i^]l"dr[e^]n).  [AS.  cild,  pl  cildru  cf  Goth. 
  kil[thorn]ei  womb,  in-kil[thorn][=o]  with  child.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  A  descendant,  however  remote;  --  used  esp.  in  the  plural; 
  as  the  children  of  Israel;  the  children  of  Edom. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  4.  A  noble  youth.  See  {Childe}.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  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 
 
  When  I  was  child.  I  spake  as  a  child,  I  understood 
  as  a  child,  I  thought  as  a  child;  but  when  I  became 
  a  man,  I  put  away  childish  things  --1.  Cor.  xii. 
  11. 
 
  6.  A  female  infant.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  boy  or  a  child,  I  wonder?  --Shak. 
 
  {To  be  with  child},  to  be  pregnant. 
 
  {Child's  play},  light  work  a  trifling  contest. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  child 
  n  1:  a  young  person  of  either  sex  (between  birth  and  puberty); 
  "she  writes  books  for  children";  "they're  just  kids"; 
  "`tiddler'  is  a  British  term  for  youngsters"  [syn:  {kid}, 
  {youngster},  {minor},  {shaver},  {nipper},  {small  fry}, 
  {tiddler},  {tike},  {tyke},  {fry},  {nestling}] 
  2:  a  human  offspring  (son  or  daughter)  of  any  age;  "they  had 
  three  children";  "they  were  able  to  send  their  kids  to 
  college"  [syn:  {kid}]  [ant:  {parent}] 
  3:  an  immature  childish  person;  "he  remained  a  child  in 
  practical  matters  as  long  as  he  lived";  "stop  being  a 
  baby!"  [syn:  {baby}] 
  4:  a  member  of  a  clan  or  tribe;  "the  children  of  Israel" 
  5:  a  youthful  female  person;  "the  baby  was  a  girl";  "the  girls 
  were  just  learning  to  ride  a  tricycle"  [syn:  {female  child}, 
  {girl},  {little  girl}]  [ant:  {male  child},  {male  child}] 
  6:  a  youthful  male  person;  "the  baby  was  a  boy";  "she  made  the 
  boy  brush  his  teeth  every  night";  "most  soldiers  are  only 
  boys  in  uniform"  [syn:  {male  child},  {boy}]  [ant:  {female 
  child},  {female  child}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  child 
 
  {daughter} 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Child 
  This  word  has  considerable  latitude  of  meaning  in  Scripture. 
  Thus  Joseph  is  called  a  child  at  the  time  when  he  was  probably 
  about  sixteen  years  of  age  (Gen.  37:3);  and  Benjamin  is  so 
  called  when  he  was  above  thirty  years  (44:20).  Solomon  called 
  himself  a  little  child  when  he  came  to  the  kingdom  (1  Kings 
  3:7). 
 
  The  descendants  of  a  man,  however  remote,  are  called  his 
  children;  as  "the  children  of  Edom,"  "the  children  of  Moab," 
  "the  children  of  Israel." 
 
  In  the  earliest  times  mothers  did  not  wean  their  children  till 
  they  were  from  thirty  months  to  three  years  old  and  the  day  on 
  which  they  were  weaned  was  kept  as  a  festival  day  (Gen.  21:8; 
  Ex  2:7,  9;  1  Sam.  1:22-24;  Matt.  21:16).  At  the  age  of  five 
  children  began  to  learn  the  arts  and  duties  of  life  under  the 
  care  of  their  fathers  (Deut.  6:20-25;  11:19). 
 
  To  have  a  numerous  family  was  regarded  as  a  mark  of  divine 
  favour  (Gen.  11:30;  30:1;  1  Sam.  2:5;  2  Sam.  6:23;  Ps  127:3; 
  128:3). 
 
  Figuratively  the  name  is  used  for  those  who  are  ignorant  or 
  narrow-minded  (Matt.  11:16;  Luke  7:32;  1  Cor.  13:11).  "When  I 
  was  a  child,  I  spake  as  a  child."  "Brethren,  be  not  children  in 
  understanding"  (1  Cor.  14:20).  "That  we  henceforth  be  no  more 
  children,  tossed  to  and  fro"  (Eph.  4:14). 
 
  Children  are  also  spoken  of  as  representing  simplicity  and 
  humility  (Matt.  19:13-15;  Mark  10:13-16;  Luke  18:15-17). 
  Believers  are  "children  of  light"  (Luke  16:8;  1  Thess.  5:5)  and 
  "children  of  obedience"  (1  Pet.  1:14). 
 




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