toddler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n toddler a young child
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Toddler One who toddles; especially, a young child.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toddler One who toddles; especially, an infant or young child.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Toddler one who toddles
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a by-form of totter.

Usage

In literature:

She was a wise little thing when she was a mere toddler.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Sit ye down on the little stool as ye've set on sin' ye were a tiny toddler.
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
Already a little toddler's soft fat fist was clinging to the skirt of Ferne.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Two years passed, and a small, black-eyed toddler kept Estella company.
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
You knew him when he was a toddler.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
For the toddlers there are kindergarten classes, with play the street has had no chance to soil.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
The little toddler may now make himself useful by holding the skein.
"Landseer" by Estelle M. Hurll
In summer they came in barefooted bunches, even to the toddlers who could scarce lisp their own names.
"Rockhaven" by Charles Munn
Last month, he'd shut down the goth toddler-clothing shop and put its wares on deep online discount.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Watch yon little toddler, how long it is learning to stand by itself!
"Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville
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In poetry:

What lovely things my ears have heard:
The thrilling song of happy bird,
A horse by anxious lover spurred,
A toddler's sweetly lisped first word.
"Song Of Lovely Things" by Wilhelmina Stitch
Nights run. Tes yeux bizarres me suivent
when loth at landfall soft I leave.
The soldiers, Coleridge Rilke Poe,
shout commands I never heard.
They march about, dying & absurd.
Toddlers are taking over. O
"Dream Song 12: Sabbath" by John Berryman
Grandpa and grandma, taken ever so long ago,
Grandma's bonnet a marvel, grandpa's collar a show,
Mother, a tiny toddler, with rings on her baby hands
Painted--lest none should notice--in glittering, gilded bands.
"The Old Daguerreotypes" by Joseph C Lincoln
"God help us now - the end has come!" the wretched woman cried,
And leant against the gate to catch her breath;
While the tiny, blue-eyed toddler cheered his father
on his ride
Towards the ghastly winning-post of Death.
"Jack Corrigan" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

Every parent likes to think their toddler is a genius.
Toddler injured in Metairie hit-and-run.
Today Nashville Kat's got the crazy train that is the Tim McGraw/Kenny Chesney 'Brother's of the Sun' Tour and Carrie Underwood's toddler bull riding experience.
Several years ago, the gifted Argentine writer-director and Jewish worrier Daniel Burman, then aged 34, remarked in an interview that he was already fretting about being abandoned by his toddler children.
How many hours of sleep does your toddler need each day.
And how does that change as your toddler graduates to preschool.
'A little less Toddlers and Tiaras'.
This show is more like "Toddlers & Tiaras" than it cares to admit.
13 WTHR IndianapolisMuncie toddler at center of FDA investigation.
Muncie toddler at center of FDA investigation.
A-list husbands, $2.5 million bras, pap-friendly toddlers -- it's all a day in the life of supermodel Miranda Kerr.
Toddler and Preschooler Activities — A Big Long List.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.—A Palisade mother is telling investigators she left her two toddler sons alone in an SUV with the engine running before they were found unconscious and one of them died.
Some toddlers already celebrated Halloween Wednesday morning.
It was the second year for the Toddler Trick-or-Treat in downtown Papillion.
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In science:

For example, groups for child photography include Children’s Portraits, Kidpix, Flickr’s Cutest Kids, Kids in Action, Toddlers, etc. A user chooses one, or usually several, groups to which to submit an image.
Personalizing Image Search Results on Flickr
Their goal is to first pass what they call a “toddler Turing test”, that is, to develop an AI system that can pass as a young child in a similar setup to the Turing test.
Tests of Machine Intelligence
Rather than toddler level intelligence, their current goal to is work toward a level of cognitive performance similar to that of a small mammal.
Tests of Machine Intelligence
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