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CHILD, n.

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.

An infant.

Hagar cast the child under one of the shrubs. Genesis 21 .

It signifies also a person of more advanced years.

Jephthas daughter was his only child. Judges 11 .

The child shall behave himself proudly. Isaiah 3 .

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 .

3. One young in grace. 1 John 2 .

One who is unfixed in principles. Ephesians 4 .

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 .

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 .

To be with child, to be pregnant. Genesis 16:11 , Genesis 29:36 .

CHILD, To bring children.

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Entry for 'Child'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/c/child.html.

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