• A child collecting flowers together
    A child collecting flowers together
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj childly befitting a young child "childlike charm"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A child helps mother carry firewood to the house A child helps mother carry firewood to the house
Maggie runs to rescue the child from the bull Maggie runs to rescue the child from the bull
The Erl-King reaches out for the rider and his child The Erl-King reaches out for the rider and his child
The mother shows the Book of Proverbs to her child The mother shows the Book of Proverbs to her child
Child's High Chair and Cot Child's High Chair and Cot
Paper Mother and Child Paper Mother and Child
The Child Finds the Feather Dress The Child Finds the Feather Dress

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: For the movie "Tootsie" actor Dustin Hoffman thought of the title. His mother used to call him that as a child
    • a Childly Having the character of a child; belonging, or appropriate, to a child.
    • adv Childly Like a child.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An average American child watches approximately 28 hours of television in one week
    • childly Like a child; childlike; acquired or learned when a child.
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Teach your child to hold his tongue; he'll learn fast enough to speak.”
  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “Maturity: among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child.”
  • Robert Browning
    “Go practice if you please with men and women: leave a child alone for Christ's particular love's sake!”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.”
  • Leon Blum
    Leon Blum
    “When a woman is twenty, a child deforms her; when she is thirty, he preserves her; and when forty, he makes her young again.”


Child's play - If something is child's play, it is very easy and simple.
It takes a village to raise a child - It takes many people to teach a child all that he or she should know.
Spare the rod and spoil the child - This means that if you don't discipline children, they will become spoilt.
With child - (UK) If a woman's with child, she's pregnant.


In literature:

The child puzzled him by her contrariety, yet she was not a troublesome child.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Suddenly sitting down on the ground the child swiftly took off her shoes and stockings.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
One child who may have only a very light form of the disease may give it to another child in the most severe form.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
It was, for several reasons, a time of trial to the child.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
Is the child fitted to the curriculum, or is the curriculum fitted to the child?
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
In the effort to get it out the child pushes it further in.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
It is best sometimes not to permit the child to walk at all.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
She grew very white and clasped the child passionately in her arms.
"The Millionaire Baby" by Anna Katharine Green
She did love the tiny unwelcome child of Myra Longman, a child without a father, or a place in the world.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
As soon as his step sounded on the stairs the child's wailing ceased.
"The Golden Shoemaker" by J. W. Keyworth

In poetry:

He saw, as far as eye may ken,
A crag with blood defil'd,
And entering this aerial den
The Eagle and the child.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
That which I kept is flown,
So fast the children grow,
The only child I keep to be my own
I lost long years ago.
"Recompense: (For Lord Kilhacken)" by Katharine Tynan
But seldom, seldom do I see
My child in heaven's light;
I find him always fast asleep...
I see him but at night.
"My Boy" by Morris Rosenfeld
All young and ignorant was he,
But innocent and mild,
And, in his soft simplicity,
Out spoke the tender child:--
"The Spectre Pig" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
One small hand to hold in his
One small face to smile.
One small kiss and she says "good-night"
One small child.
"One Small Son" by Richard Willard Armour
To this child,
To all swift children,
My great thanks
For their clear honor,
The hound running,
The flying fire.
"Girl Child" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

FROM TEMECULA– Whether you are a child, or a child at heart you won't want to miss Inland Valley Classical Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker – A Live Narrative.
With kids and dogs out and about this summer, something is bound to happen when the two groups encounter each other, particularly if a child provokes a dog, resulting in a dog provoking a child.
Joshua Williams, boyfriend of the child's mother, was arrested and charged with injury to a child in an incident that occurred last week, officials said.
Help your child learn how to respond by teaching your child how to look the bully in the eye, stand tall and stay calm in a difficult situation, and walk away.
In observation of child safety seat week, experts show you how to make sure your child's car seat is installed correctly.
If you leave your current husband and break up your first child's second home and your second child's first home, it won't be long before you get around to cheating on the love of your life too.
My 1st child takes his 1st child to her 1st day of Kindergarten.
Newsday / Thomas A Ferrara Child care providers, parents, children and others gather for a rally at the H. Lee Dennison building in Hauppauge, to protest Suffolk County's cuts to child care subsidies.
She credits this and persistence with enabling her to lead local child-care groups, such as the Gulf Coast Child Development Association.
Owensboro child care provider arrested on child porn charges.
Oxford School Age Child Care & Preschool has been offering reliable, flexible and affordable child care since 1997.
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Arthrex Inc donated $2500 to Collier Child Care Resources, to help families with child care costs.
A Tehama County man is accused of molesting a child he gained access to while the child was in the care of a day care facility his wife operates.
In 2005, McLean was charged with four counts of child molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of fourteen.
Normal Police are seeking charges of indecent solicitation of a child, solicitation to meet a child and grooming.

In science:

To each child ei of e, we attach the random variable A(ei ).
Transient Random Walks in Random Environment on a Galton-Watson Tree
For each vertex x of the n-th generation, we pick independently a random vector V (x) = (A(xi ), i ≤ ν (x)) distributed as V , associate ν (x) children (xi , i ≤ ν (x)) to x, and attach the random variable A(xi ) to the child xi .
Transient Random Walks in Random Environment on a Galton-Watson Tree
A(xi )β (xi ) Let C (vn ) := {y is a child of vn , y 6= vn+1} be the set of children of vn different from vn+1 .
Transient Random Walks in Random Environment on a Galton-Watson Tree
If Zn ≤ b, then there are at most b vertices before the n-th generation having more than one child.
Transient Random Walks in Random Environment on a Galton-Watson Tree
Let Tn0 be the subtree of T defined as follows: y is a child of x in Tn0 if x ≤ y and |y −x| = n0 .
Transient Random Walks in Random Environment on a Galton-Watson Tree