Pronunciation: (chīld),[key] —n., —pl.chil•dren. 1. a person between birth and full growth; a boy or girl: books for children. 2. a son or daughter: All my children are married. 3. a baby or infant.
4. a childish person: He's such a child about money. 5. a descendant: a child of an ancient breed. 6. any person or thing regarded as the product or result of particular agencies, influences, etc.: Abstract art is a child of the 20th century. 7. a person regarded as conditioned or marked by a given circumstance, situation, etc.: a child of poverty; a child of famine. 8. a human fetus.
9. Brit. Dial. Archaic.a female infant.
11. with child, pregnant: She's with child.
Pronunciation: (chīld),[key] —n. Lydia Maria (Francis), 1802–80, U.S. author, abolitionist, and social reformer.