kid

Definitions

  • A goat eating grass, a kid lying alongside
    A goat eating grass, a kid lying alongside
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v kid tell false information to for fun "Are you pulling my leg?"
    • v kid be silly or tease one another "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
    • n kid young goat
    • n kid a young person of either sex "she writes books for children","they're just kids","`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
    • n kid a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age "they had three children","they were able to send their kids to college"
    • n Kid English dramatist (1558-1594)
    • n kid soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat "kid gloves"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Kid on Hill Kid on Hill

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 44% of kids watch television before they go to sleep
    • n Kid A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze.
    • Kid A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc.
    • Kid A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food.
    • Kid A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily imposed on.
    • Kid (Zoöl) A young goat. "The . . . leopard shall lie down with the kid ."
    • Kid Among pugilists, thieves, gunfighters, etc., a youthful expert; -- chiefly used attributively; as, kid Jones.
    • Kid Gloves made of kid.
    • p. p Kid of Kythe.
    • v. t Kid See Kiddy v. t.
    • v. i Kid To bring forth a young goat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a day, kids in the U.S. that are between the ages of 2 - 8 spend 28 minutes of their time coloring
    • n kid A young goat.
    • n kid The flesh of a young goat.
    • n kid Leather made from the skin of a kid, used in making shoes and gloves. Much of the leather so used and sold as “kid” is made from other skins.
    • n kid The roe deer in its first year.
    • n kid A child, especially a male child.
    • n kid plural Gloves made of kid or of the leather so called. See def. 3.
    • kid Made of kid or of the leather so called.
    • kid See I., 3.
    • kid To bring forth (young): said especially of a goat.
    • kid A Middle English preterit of kithe.
    • kid Known; well-known; famous; renowned: formerly, in poetry, a general term of commendation.
    • n kid A small tub; nautical, a small tub or vessel in which sailors receive their food.
    • n kid A box or wooden pen built on the deck of a fishing-vessel to receive fish as they are caught.
    • n kid A fagot or bundle, as of heath or furze.
    • n kid A bundle of sticks or brush planted on a beach to stop shingle or gather sand, to act as a groin.
    • n kid A bundle of sticks or twigs strapped in front of the legs to help a rider to keep his seat on a bucking horse.
    • kid To bind up, as a fagot.
    • kid To hoax; humbug; deceive.
    • n kid A hoax: humbug.
    • n kid plural In astronomy, a pair of small stars in the constellation Auriga, represented as kids held in the hand of the charioteer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an year, an average American kid eats 46 slices of pizza
    • n Kid kid a young goat: :
    • adj Kid made of kid leather or imitation kid leather
    • v.t., v.i Kid to bring forth a goat:—pr.p. kid′ding; pa.p. kid′ded
    • n Kid kid a small tub
    • Kid Also Kit
    • n Kid kid a fagot, a bundle of sticks.
    • v.t., v.i Kid kid (slang) to hoax—also Kid′dy
    • n Kid a deception
    • n Kid kid (slang) a child, esp. a boy
    • n Kid kid (pl.) gloves of kid leather
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Quotations

  • Bradford Arthur Angier
    Bradford Arthur Angier
    “It's fun being a kid.”
  • Rodney Dangerfield
    Rodney Dangerfield
    “When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go”
  • Zig Ziglar
    Zig%20Ziglar
    “When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.”
  • Marvin Kitman
    Marvin Kitman
    “A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Live as you wish your kids would.”

Idioms

Kid gloves - If someone is handled with kid gloves, they are given special treatment and handled with great care.
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New kid on the block - A new kid on the block is a person who has recently joined a company, organisation, team, etc, and does not know how things work yet.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. kið, Dan. & Sw. kid,; akin to OHG. kizzi, G. kitz, kitz,chen, kitz,lein
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dan. kid; cf. Ice. kidh; Ger. kitze, a young goat.

Usage

In literature:

They build the kids what they call public play-grounds, and then they have to hire teachers to teach 'em how to play.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
He sure was a wonder, that kid!
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
We plan to kid the pants off this spaceman business, until those bright boys in the glass hats cry uncle.
"Get Out of Our Skies!" by E. K. Jarvis
Let the kids stay if they want to.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
The Kid will be glad to see him, eh, Kid?
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
Good night, you should have seen that kid when he drew number three!
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
You kid, fetch this or bring that.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
And raise a persecution against Mr. James Kid for publishing the same at Utrecht in the Netherlands.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
The kid's been poisoned.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
The kid's a lunger, an' the first thing to do is to git him started in to feelin' like a man.
"Connie Morgan in the Fur Country" by James B. Hendryx
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In poetry:

I done it. Tho' I dunno 'ow I did.
"Dear boy," she sez, "to do as you are bid.
Be kind to 'er," she sobs, "my little girl!"
An' then I kiss Doreen. She sez "Ah Kid!".
"Mar " by C J Dennis
When I was just a little kid
I was a model child.
Wot I was tole to do I did,
Reel innercint an' mild.
But, bein' wise, an' unlike some,
At one year old I 'owled for rum.
"The Demon Milk" by C J Dennis
The sequent morn shall wake the sylvan quire;
The kid again shall wanton ere 'tis noon;
Nature will smile, will wear her best attire;
O let not gentle Delia smile so soon!
"Elegy XXV. To Delia, With Some Flowers" by William Shenstone
You say that I'm old, with my feet on the skids
Well, I'm tellin' you now that you're nothin' but kids:
If you reckon your mounts are some snaky and raw,
Just try ridin' herd on a stove that won't draw.
"Punchin' Dough" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
And he has killed the master kid
That ran beneath that ladye's bed;
And he has loosed her left foot shee,
And latten that ladye lighter be;
And now he has gotten a bonnie son,
And meikle grace be him upon.
"Willie's Ladye" by Andrew Lang
But George, alas! came never back.
Of him they failed to find a trace;
His wife and kids are wearing black,
And miss a lot his jolly face . . .
But oh how all the lobsters laugh,
And write in wrack his epitaph.
"Lobster For Lunch" by Robert W Service

In news:

About 2,000 kids in grades K-7 from across the city and many from out of town laced up their tennis shoes for the ING Kids Rock run at Brackenridge Park.
Schools try early intervention , so troubled kids become healthy teens 'Peer relationships' top mental health concerns among kids.
Variety of attractions and events prove Wisconsin is the origin of fun for kids and kids -at-heart.
BAAC to have Annual Kid 's Cookie House Building Workshop Dec 1 Location: Batesville Description: The Batesville Area Arts Council Presents Annual Kid 's Cookie House Building Workshop Saturday, December 1st.
Their kids wait for them at night as my kids do.
School kids made a sport out of reading by testing their literary knowledge in the inernational Kids' Lit Quiz on Tuesday.
But let's face it kids are kids and can be down right mean and cruel and not get the impact their actions can have on others.
Thompson also was a cafeteria worker in Clarence Central Schools from 1955 to 1965.In the early 1950s, she learned of the new Trick or Treat for UNICEF "Kids Helping Kids" project and organized the first drives in the Clarence Center area.
Kids, parents, and those kids at heart who love trains won't want to miss the LaGrange Railroad Festival this Saturday, October 13.
I'm not normally a fan of kid videos and I've certainly never shared one with you before, but I have to take my hat off to this kid.
Nov 26), Sirius XM Radio will launch "The Wiggles Radio Show," a daily show for preschoolers, featuring the group's kid-friendly tunes on Kids Place Live, channel 78.
The night before Halloween has always been a night when kids could be kids and run amok for a little while tp'ing trees, and throwing shaving cream at each other.
As a kid, you hated to be seen in one, just as today's kids hate to be seen in a minivan.
Retired British nuclear sub captain, Nick Crews wrote an e-mail to his kids that went viral because he calls them "bitter disappointments" and insults the life choices his kids had made.
Nominate your Great Kid Click to View Nominate your Great Kid.
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In science:

We start by showing that for spatially compact CMC initial data KIDs are “purely spacelike”.
KIDs are non-generic
Remark 9.2 A KID satisfying (9.1) will be called asymptotical ly tangential ; a KID with N ≡ 0 will be called tangential.
KIDs are non-generic
In the former case the KID equations further imply Ricci flatness of g .
KIDs are non-generic
By Proposition 9.1 the KID (N , Y ) is tangential, N ≡ 0, which implies that Y is a Killing vector field of g(ǫ).
KIDs are non-generic
On compact boundaryless manifolds all KIDs are asymptotically tangential, and Theorem 1.3 is established in this case.
KIDs are non-generic
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