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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Children  \Chil"dren\,  n.; 
  pl  of  {Child}. 




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