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noun [countable] child pronunciation in British English /tʃaɪld/
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singularchild
pluralchildren
  1. 1
    a young person from the time they are born until they are about 14 years old
    The nursery has places for 30 children.
    The film is not suitable for young children.
    He can’t understand – he’s just a child.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] for or about children
      a child car seat
      new programmes to address the problem of child poverty
    2. b.
      [only before noun] used for showing that the person mentioned is a child
      a child actor
      child workers
  2. 2
    someones son or daughter of any age
    All of our children are grown and married.
    They’re expecting their second child in May.
    See also only child

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