Definition of «child»

Biologically, a child (plural: children) is a human being between the stages of birth and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.

Child may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties".

There are many social issues that affect children, such as childhood education, bullying, child poverty, dysfunctional families, child labor, hunger, and child homelessness. Children can be raised by parents, by fosterers, guardians or partially raised in a day care center. (Wikipedia)
Questi ragazzi or These Children is a 1937 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Mattoli. (Wikipedia)

Child (band)

Child was a British pop group which found success in the late 1970s. The band was a four-piece, consisting of Dave Cooper (guitar), Graham Bilbrough (vocals)and twins Keith (bass guitar) and Tim Atack (drums). Following the release of the first four singles Dave Cooper left to form rock band Crash Alley and Mike Mckenzie joined on bass guitar with Keith Atack switching to guitar. Their biggest hit was a cover of the Conway Twitty song "It's Only Make Believe,", which was a top ten hit in 1978. (Wikipedia)

Child (song)

"Child" is the debut single from former Take That band member, Mark Owen, released on 1 November 1996. It was the first single to be released from Owen's debut album, Green Man. The Beatles-influenced track peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the joint-most successful single of his whole solo career. It was certified silver and sold over 200,000 copies. "Child" was available on both CD and Cassette formats. (Wikipedia)

Children (EP)

Children is an EP by Seventh Avenue, released through Megahard on 1995. (Wikipedia)

Children (poem)

Children is a poem by Suman Pokhrel, originally written in Nepali as Ketaketi in 2005. It appears in his collection Jeevanko Chheubaata published in November 2009. The poem was translated into English and was first published in The Art of Being Human in 2013. (Wikipedia)

Children (play)

Children is an early play by American playwright A. R. Gurney. It was first produced in London in 1974 and received its American premiere in 1976, directed by Keith Fowler and starring Carmen Mathews and Lynda Myles at the Virginia Museum Theater (now Leslie Cheek Theater) in Richmond. It was inspired by John Cheever's short story "Goodbye My Brother". A 2009 production starring Judith Light gave the play a new ending, and received positive reviews.


Child (surname)

Child is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Arthur Child (judge) (1852–1902), British judge at Trinidad and St Lucia

Arthur Child (1910–1996), Canadian businessman

Charles Judson Child, Jr. (1923–2004), American Episcopal bishop

Charles Manning Child (1869–1959), American zoologist

Desmond Child (born 1953), American musician and songwriter

Francis Child (disambiguation)

Fred Child (born 1963), American radio host

Harry W. Child (1857–1931), American entrepreneur

Jane Child (born 1967), Canadian musician

Sir Jeremy Child, 3rd Baronet (born 1944), English actor

Joan Child (1921–2013), Australian politician

John Child (disambiguation)

Jonathan Child (1785–1860), American mayor of Rochester, New York

Josiah Child (1630–1699), English merchant, economist, and governor of the East India Company

Julia Child (1912–2004), American cook and author

Kirsty Child, Australian actress

Lauren Child (born 1965), English illustrator and children's writer

Lincoln Child (born 1957), American horror and thriller writer

Lydia Maria Child (1802–1880), American abolitionist, women's rights activist, Indian rights activist, novelist and journalist

Mollie Child, English cricketer who played in six Test matches between 1934 and 1937

Paul Child (disambiguation)

Peter Child (born 1953), American composer and Professor of Music at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Phoebe Child (1910–1990), English pioneer of the Montessori Method

Robert Child (disambiguation)

Samuel Child (1693–1752), English banker and Member of Parliament

Simon Child (born 1988), New Zealand field hockey player

Smith Child (disambiguation)

Thomas Child, Jr. (1818–1869), American politician

Tim Child (born 1946), English television producer

Victor Child (1897–1960), Canadian newspaper illustrator, painter and etcher

William Child (disambiguation)


Children (band)

CHILDREN is a Los Angeles-based band with five members: Tom Gil, Jeff Steiskal, Mark Yates, Graham Walker, and Trevor Wallace. The group initially began playing together informally in 2013, out of a warehouse practice space in Long Beach, California.

Their early endeavors culminated with the release of their first album, Feel Time, in March 2014. While not garnering much attention outside of the LA area, Feel Time propelled the band into over 40 local performances, and in May 2014, CHILDREN was voted The Deli Magazine - Los Angeles's artist of the month. Music from the Feel Time album was played on the radio in both Atlanta, Georgia and Los Angeles, California.

In October 2014, all five members of the band travelled to a house in Mississippi to record their sophomore album, Great River. Prior to the album's release on April 24, 2015 on Future Force Records, CHILDREN's Great River was featured on Los Angeles music blogs Free Bike Valet and Buzzbands LA. Their song Incantation was played on AM radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada by the independent music radio show Killer Baby Tomatoes.

Following the April 24, 2015 release of Great River, the album received a favorable review from Girl Underground Music: "In the midst of the revival of 60's psychedelic sounds currently on the music market, it can become difficult breaking away from primarily being thrown under this genre. The bands that are capable of standing out and defining a sound of their own will be the ones to rise above the sea line. Children is one of these bands". Their song Incantation was chosen as the soundtrack to a time-lapse video of Oakland, California artist Jennifer Lugris Park's "Forgiven" series. In May 2015, Great River was featured as one of LAist.

com's top 5 albums of the month. (Wikipedia)

Childs (surname)

Childs is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Amy Childs (born 1990), English model and reality show participant of The Only Way Is Essex fame

Barney Childs (1926–2000), American composer

Barry and Sally Childs-Helton, American singer/songwriters

Brevard Childs (1923–2007), Biblical scholar

Chris Childs (basketball) (born 1967), retired American basketball player

Chris Childs (bassist) (born 1958), British bass player

Cupid Childs (1867–1912), American Major League baseball player

David Childs (born 1941), American architect and designer

David H Childs (born 1933), British Professor and leading Academic on the former East Germany, GDR as well as Britain

Earle Childs (1893–1918), U.S. Navy submarine officer in World War I

Ebenezer Childs, (1797–1864), American pioneer

Euros Childs (born 1975), Welsh singer/songwriter

George William Childs (1829–1894), American publisher

Jeremy Childs, American actor and writer

John Childs (aviator), American pioneer aviator

John Childs (cricketer) (born 1951), English cricketer

Joseph Childs (1787–1870), English soldier and penal administrator

Lucinda Childs (born 1940), American dancer/choreographer

Marquis Childs (1903–1990), American journalist

Mary Ellen Childs (born 1957), American composer

Mary Louise Milliken Childs (1873–1936), American philanthropist

Morris H. Childs (born Moishe Chilovsky, 1902–1991), American Communist Party functionary and secret FBI informant.

Ozro W. Childs (1824–1890), American horticulturalist

Roy Childs (1949–1992), American critic and essayist

Thomas Childs (1796–1853), American soldier of the Mexican–American War

Toni Childs (born 1957), American singer/songwriter

Tracey Childs (born 1963), English actress

William Edward Childs (born 1957), American composer and jazz pianist (Wikipedia)

Child (magazine)

Child was an American parenting magazine founded by Jackie Leo and MaryAnn Sommers in 1986 and published through 2007. (Wikipedia)

Child (hieroglyph)

The ancient Egyptian child hieroglyph is part of the Egyptian Gardiner's Sign List hieroglyphs for the beginning core subgroup of Man and his Occupations. It relates to the child, and childhood, and has a version for the Pharaoh, as a child.

The hieroglyphic equivalent of the child hieroglyph is nn as a phonogram. It is the Ancient Egyptian language equivalent of hrd-(meaning "child"). The hieroglyph is also a determinative in words relating to childhood; (also an abbreviation for "child"). (Wikipedia)

Every Child (film)

Every Child is an animated short film produced in 1979 by the National Film Board of Canada in association with UNICEF.

This is a film without words, incorporating sounds by Les Mîmes Électriques (The Electric Mimes). (Wikipedia)

The Child (Inside)

"The Child (Inside)" is a 1995 debut single by South African trio Qkumba Zoo. It was released in August 1995 and shot straight to the top of the charts in South Africa, earning them the "Best New Band" award at the 1996 South African Music Awards. (Wikipedia)

The Children (play)

The Children is a play written by Lucy Kirkwood which premiered in London in 2016 and then on Broadway in 2017. (Wikipedia)

Children (2006 film)

Children (Icelandic: Börn ( pronunciation )) is a 2006 Icelandic film. Highly acclaimed, the film won several Edda Awards, and was also submitted as Iceland's official entry to the Academy Awards foreign film section. The film is set in the Breiðholt suburb of Reykjavík, and portrays a grittiness in stark contrast to the tourist-friendly portrayal of the Icelandic capital. (Wikipedia)

Children (2011 film)

Children... (Hangul: 아이들; RR: Aideul) is a 2011 South Korean film, based on a true story about an unsolved murder case. (Wikipedia)

The Child (1940 film)

The Child (Danish: Barnet) is a 1940 Danish drama film directed by Benjamin Christensen. (Wikipedia)

Child (disambiguation)

A child is a young person who is not yet an adult.

The term Child may also refer to: (Wikipedia)

Children (short story)

"Children" (Russian: Детвора, translit. Detvora) is an 1886 short story by Anton Chekhov. (Wikipedia)

The Children (1990 film)

The Children is a 1990 British-German drama film directed by Tony Palmer and starring Ben Kingsley, Kim Novak and Britt Ekland. It is based on a novel by Edith Wharton. (Wikipedia)

The Children (1980 film)

The Children (a.k.a. The Children of Ravensback) is a 1980 low-budget horror film, written and produced by Carlton J. Albright. The movie is about five children in a small town who, thanks to a yellow toxic cloud, are transformed into bloodless zombies with black fingernails who microwave every living thing they put their hands on. The surviving adults of the town must attempt to put a stop to them.

The film is currently being distributed by Troma Entertainment.


The Children (2019 film)

The Children is an upcoming American supernatural horror film directed by Michael Chaves and written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis. It stars Linda Cardellini, Patricia Velasquez, Sean Patrick Thomas and Raymond Cruz. James Wan is serving as a producer through his Atomic Monster Productions banner. (Wikipedia)

The Children (1984 film)

The Children (French: Les enfants) is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Marguerite Duras. It was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival where it won an Honourable Mention. (Wikipedia)

The Children (2008 film)

The Children is a 2008 British horror thriller film directed by Tom Shankland and starring Eva Birthistle and Hannah Tointon. (Wikipedia)

The Children (miniseries)

The Children is a three-part thriller first shown on ITV on 1 September 2008. Starring Kevin Whately and Geraldine Somerville, and written by Lucy Gannon, the story focuses on the murder of an eight-year-old girl, who is found on the patio of her home, and the subsequent investigation to discover which one of the adults who cared for her could have killed her. The series was released on DVD on 26 December 2008. (Wikipedia)

Children (V V Brown song)

"Children" is a song by English recording artist V V Brown, initially released as the lead single from her shelved second studio album Lollipops & Politics. Written by Brown, the song also guest features American rapper Chiddy and was released to US iTunes on 20 September 2011. Brown later confirmed via Facebook that the song would be released in Europe at a future date; however this planned release was scrapped when Brown decided not to release the album. The song samples the classic children's playground song "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" in the beginning and end of the song. (Wikipedia)

Children (disambiguation)

Children is the plural of child, a person who is not yet an adult.

Children or The Children may also refer to:


Childs (Surrey cricketer)

Childs (Surrey cricketer) refers to a noted Surrey and All-England cricketer of the 18th century. Personal details of Childs, including his first name, have not been found in surviving records.

Childs was active when cricket's statistical record began in the 1772 season and it is believed he had by then been playing for several years and was in the closing phase of his career.

Primarily a batsman, he was recorded in nine first-class matches from 1772 until 1774, playing four times for All-England and five times for Surrey.


The Children (Halberstam)

The Children is a 1999 book by David Halberstam which chronicles the 1959–1962 Nashville Student Movement.

Among the topics covered are the Nashville sit-ins, the Freedom Riders, the formation of SNCC, and activists including James Lawson, James Bevel, Diane Nash, John Lewis, Bernard Lafayette, Marion Barry, and C. T. Vivian.

The book was described by Kirkus Reviews as "a powerful account of a critical time in American history, related in both close-up and wide view.

"Publisher's Weekly called the work "at once intimate and monumental", making note of its "brief, informative essays" on "the sociology of all-white Vanderbilt University; the eccentricities of the Nashville newspapers; a history of city politics in Washington, D.C." and "the role of the Kennedy Justice Department.



Children (The Mission album)

Children is the second regular studio album by the British rock-band The Mission. It was released in February 1988 by Mercury Records. Two singles were released from the album, "Tower of Strength" and "Beyond the Pale". A third single, "Kingdom Come", was scheduled but appeared as a promo-only.

Singer Julianne Regan (from the band All About Eve) sang vocals on two tracks - "Beyond the Pale" and "Black Mountain Mist".

The album was re-issued in 2007 with four bonus tracks. (Wikipedia)

Children (David Murray album)

Children is the eighth album by David Murray to be released on the Italian Black Saint label. It was released in 1984 and features performances by Murray, James "Blood" Ulmer, Don Pullen, Lonnie Plaxico and Marvin "Smitty" Smith.

The album was identified by Chris Kelsey in his Allmusic essay "Free Jazz: A Subjective History" as one of the 20 Essential Free Jazz Albums. (Wikipedia)

The Children (Game of Thrones)

"The Children" is the tenth and final episode of the fourth season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 40th overall. The episode was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Alex Graves.

"The Children" received overwhelming acclaim from critics, with praise directed at the deaths of Shae and Tywin Lannister, Bran reaching the Heart Tree and the fight scene between Brienne and Sandor "The Hound" Clegane.

This episode marks the final appearances of Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed). (Wikipedia)

Children (Robert Miles composition)

"Children" is an instrumental composition by Italian dance composer Robert Miles. It was first released in Italy in January 1995 as part of the EP Soundtracks on Joe Vannelli's DBX label, but it did not chart. Vanelli brought the track to a nightclub in Miami where it was heard by Simon Berry of Platipus Records. Berry worked with Vannelli and James Barton (of Liverpool's Cream nightclub) to release the song in November 1995 as the lead single from his album Dreamland. The song was Miles' most successful single, being certified Gold and Platinum in several countries and reaching number one in more than 12 countries. (Wikipedia)

Children (Care and Protection) Act 1987

The Children (Care and Protection) Act 1987 was legislation in New South Wales that dealt with the guardianship and care of children. It was repealed by section 3 of the Children and Young Persons Legislation (Repeal and Amendment) Act 1998 and replaced with the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998. (Wikipedia)

The Child (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

"The Child" is the first episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 27th episode overall. It was originally released on November 21, 1988, in broadcast syndication. The story was originally written by Jaron Summers and Jon Povill for the cancelled late 1970s series Star Trek: Phase II. Due to the tight deadlines caused by the 1988 Writers Guild of America Strike, the producers of The Next Generation searched the records of that earlier television project, resulting in the script being amended by show runner Maurice Hurley.

Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the Federation starship Enterprise. In this episode, ship's Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) becomes pregnant by an alien entity and gives birth to a mysterious child. This causes problems for the Enterprise, which is transporting dangerous plague strains. The child's presence on the ship begins to endanger the crew due to effects on a virus sample being transported by the ship. It sacrifices its physical body, turning back into an energy being, telling Troi why it visited before departing.

Being the first episode of the second season, "The Child" was the first episode to feature Diana Muldaur as Doctor Katherine Pulaski and Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan. Director Rob Bowman was allowed to use additional camera equipment to improve the style of filming, resulting in a change to the opening shot of the episode. It was watched by 10.

9 million viewers, but critics held a negative opinion of the episode saying that there was no ongoing effect to Troi. Further criticism also compared the means of the character's pregnancy to rape, and stated that the reactions of the other crew members were irrational. (Wikipedia)

Sentences with «child» (usage examples):

  • I don't think any other readers have mentioned setting up a SIPP at such a tender age for their children. (
  • Are you a working parent wondering if it's time to hire help with child care? (
  • As time goes by, however, Boy seems not to have learned a few simple truths that are usually instilled in children by those who genuinely care for their well-being. (
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