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English noun: child

1. child (person) a young person of either sex


SamplesShe writes books for children.
They're just kids.
`tiddler' is a British term for youngster.


Synonymsfry, kid, minor, nestling, nipper, shaver, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, youngster


Broader (hypernym)juvenile, juvenile person


Narrower (hyponym)bairn, bambino, buster, changeling, child prodigy, foster child, foster-child, fosterling, imp, infant prodigy, kiddy, kindergartener, kindergartner, monkey, orphan, peanut, picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny, poster child, preschooler, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, scamp, silly, sprog, street child, toddler, tot, urchin, waif, wonder child, yearling


Part holonymchild's body

2. child (person) a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age


SamplesThey had three children.
They were able to send their kids to college.


Synonymskid


Broader (hypernym)issue, offspring, progeny


Narrower (hyponym)army brat, babe, baby, female offspring, infant, male offspring, man-child, stepchild


Member meronymfamily, family unit


Antonymsparent

3. child (person) an immature childish person


SamplesHe remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived.
Stop being a baby!.


Synonymsbaby


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

4. child (person) a member of a clan or tribe


SamplesThe children of Israel.


Broader (hypernym)descendant, descendent









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