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CHILD, n.

1. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of parents; applied to the human race, and chiefly to a person when young. The term is applied to infants from their birth; but the time when they cease ordinarily to be so called, is not defined by custom. In strictness, a child is the shoot, issue or produce of the parents, and a person of any age, in respect to the parents, is a child.

An infant.

Hagar cast the child under one of the shrubs. Gen. 21.

It signifies also a person of more advanced years.

Jephthas daughter was his only child. Judges 11.

The child shall behave himself proudly. Is. 3.

A curse will be on those who corrupt the morals of their children.

The application of child to a female in opposition to a male, as in Shakspeare, is not legitimate.

2. One weak in knowledge, experience, judgment or attainments; as, he is a mere child.

Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child. Jer. 1.

3. One young in grace. 1 John 2.

One who is unfixed in principles. Eph. 4.

4. One who is born again, spiritually renewed and adopted; as a child of God.

5. One who is the product of another; or whose principles and morals are the product of another.

Thou child of the devil. Acts 13.

That which is the product or effect of something else.

This noble passion, child of integrity.

6. In the plural, the descendants of a man however remote; as the children of Israel; the children of Edom.

7. The inhabitants of a country; as the children of Seir. 2 Chron. 25.

To be with child, to be pregnant. Gen. 16:11, Gen. 29:36.

CHILD, v.i. To bring children.




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CHILD, n.

1. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of parents; applied to the human race, and chiefly to a person when young. The term is applied to infants from their birth; but the time when they cease ordinarily to be so called, is not defined by custom. In strictness, a child is the shoot, issue or produce of the parents, and a person of any age, in respect to the parents, is a child.

An infant.

Hagar cast the child under one of the shrubs. Gen. 21.

It signifies also a person of more advanced years.

Jephthas daughter was his only child. Judges 11.

The child shall behave himself proudly. Is. 3.

A curse will be on those who corrupt the morals of their children.

The application of child to a female in opposition to a male, as in Shakspeare, is not legitimate.

2. One weak in knowledge, experience, judgment or attainments; as, he is a mere child.

Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child. Jer. 1.

3. One young in grace. 1 John 2.

One who is unfixed in principles. Eph. 4.

4. One who is born again, spiritually renewed and adopted; as a child of God.

5. One who is the product of another; or whose principles and morals are the product of another.

Thou child of the devil. Acts 13.

That which is the product or effect of something else.

This noble passion, child of integrity.

6. In the plural, the descendants of a man however remote; as the children of Israel; the children of Edom.

7. The inhabitants of a country; as the children of Seir. 2 Chron. 25.

To be with child, to be pregnant. Gen. 16:11, Gen. 29:36.

CHILD, v.i. To bring children.


CHILD, n. [plur. chil'dren. Sax. cild; in Dan. kuld is progeny, kulde is coldness, and kuler is to blow strong. Child is undoubtedly issue, that which is produced.]

  1. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of parents; applied to the human race, and chiefly to a person when young. The term is applied to infants from their birth; but the time when they cease ordinarily to be so called, is not defined by custom. In strictness, a child is the shoot, issue or produce of the parents, and a person of any age, in respect to the parents, is a child. An infant. Hagar cast the child under one of the shrubs. – Gen. xxi It signifies also a person of more advanced years. Jephtha's daughter was his only child. – Judges xi. The child shall behave himself proudly. – Is. iii. A curse will be on those who corrupt the morals of their children. – J. Clarke. The application of child to a female in opposition to a male, as in Shakspeare, is not legitimate.
  2. One weak in knowledge, experience, judgment or attainments; as, he is a mere child. Behold I can not speak, for I am a child. – Jer. i.
  3. One young in grace. – 1 John ii. One who is humble and docile. – Matth. xviii. One who is unfixed in principles. – Eph. iv.
  4. One is born again, spiritually renewed and adopted; as, a child of God.
  5. One who is the product of another; or whose principles and morals are the product of another. Thou child of the devil. – Acts xiii. That which is the product or effect of something else. This noble passion, child of integrity. – Shak.
  6. In the plural, the descendants of a man however remote; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.
  7. The inhabitants of a country; as, the children of Seir. – 2 Chron. xxv. To be with child, to be pregnant. Gen. xvi. 11. xix. 36.

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. To give birth] to produce young.

    This queen Genissa childing died.
    Warner.

    It chanced within two days they childed both.
    Latimer.

  3. A descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.
  4. 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.
  5. A noble youth. See Childe.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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Child

CHILD, noun

1. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of parents; applied to the human race, and chiefly to a person when young. The term is applied to infants from their birth; but the time when they cease ordinarily to be so called, is not defined by custom. In strictness, a child is the shoot, issue or produce of the parents, and a person of any age, in respect to the parents, is a child

An infant.

Hagar cast the child under one of the shrubs. Genesis 21:8.

It signifies also a person of more advanced years.

Jephthas daughter was his only child Judges 11:34.

The child shall behave himself proudly. Isaiah 3:5.

A curse will be on those who corrupt the morals of their children.

The application of child to a female in opposition to a male, as in Shakspeare, is not legitimate.

2. One weak in knowledge, experience, judgment or attainments; as, he is a mere child

Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child Jeremiah 1:6.

3. One young in grace. 1 John 2:1.

One who is unfixed in principles. Ephesians 4:1.

4. One who is born again, spiritually renewed and adopted; as a child of God.

5. One who is the product of another; or whose principles and morals are the product of another.

Thou child of the devil. Acts 13:10.

That which is the product or effect of something else.

This noble passion, child of integrity.

6. In the plural, the descendants of a man however remote; as the children of Israel; the children of Edom.

7. The inhabitants of a country; as the children of Seir. 2 Chronicles 25:1.

To be with child to be pregnant. Genesis 16:11, Gen 29:36.

CHILD, verb intransitive To bring children.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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