Meaning of “child” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /tʃaɪld/ plural children
Extra Examples
Jack is a normal healthy child.When your child is ill, you feel so impotent.Luckily, neither child was hurt in the accident.She'll never be able to have children.The children are very quiet. I wonder what they're doing.

A1 a young person who is not yet an adult:

an eight-year-old child
How many children are there in your class?

A1 someone's son or daughter, also when they are adults:

Both our children have grown up and moved away.
→ See also only child

(Definition of “child” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)