1. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of parents; applied to the human race, and chiefly to a person when young. The term is applied to infants from their birth; but the time when they cease ordinarily to be so called, is not defined by custom. In strictness, a child is the shoot, issue or produce of the parents, and a person of any age, in respect to the parents, is a child
Hagar cast the child under one of the shrubs. Genesis 21:8.
It signifies also a person of more advanced years.
Jephthas daughter was his only child Judges 11:34.
The child shall behave himself proudly. Isaiah 3:5.
A curse will be on those who corrupt the morals of their children.
The application of child to a female in opposition to a male, as in Shakspeare, is not legitimate.
2. One weak in knowledge, experience, judgment or attainments; as, he is a mere child
Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child Jeremiah 1:6.
3. One young in grace. 1 John 2:1.
One who is unfixed in principles. Ephesians 4:1.
4. One who is born again, spiritually renewed and adopted; as a child of God.
5. One who is the product of another; or whose principles and morals are the product of another.
Thou child of the devil. Acts 13:10.
That which is the product or effect of something else.
This noble passion, child of integrity.
6. In the plural, the descendants of a man however remote; as the children of Israel; the children of Edom.
7. The inhabitants of a country; as the children of Seir. 2 Chronicles 25:1.
To be with child to be pregnant. Genesis 16:11, Gen 29:36.
CHILD, verb intransitive To bring children.