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child

  

      n   pl   , children  
1   
a    a boy or girl between birth and puberty  
b    (as modifier)  
child labour     
2    a baby or infant  
3    an unborn baby  
   Related prefix       paedo-  
4    with child      another term for       pregnant  
5    a human offspring; a son or daughter  
   Related adj       filial  
6    a childish or immature person  
7    a member of a family or tribe; descendant  
a child of Israel     
8    a person or thing regarded as the product of an influence or environment  
a child of nature     
9      (Midland and western English)  
dialect   a female infant  
     (Old English cild; related to Gothic kilthei womb, Sanskrit jathara belly, jartu womb)  
  childless      adj  
  childlessness      n  
  childly      adj  


child abuse  
      n   physical, sexual, or emotional ill-treatment or neglect of a child, esp. by those responsible for its welfare  
   See also       nonaccidental injury  
child-abuse register  
      n     (Social welfare)   (in Britain) a list of children deemed to be at risk of abuse or injury from their parents or guardians, compiled and held by a local authority, area health authority, or NSPCC Special Unit,   (Also called)    NAI register  
child-bearing  
      n  
a    the act or process of carrying and giving birth to a child  
b    (as modifier)  
of child-bearing age     
child benefit  
      n   (in Britain and New Zealand) a regular government payment to the parents of children up to a certain age  
child guidance  
      n   the counselling of emotionally disturbed children  
child labour  
      n   the full-time employment of children below a minimum age laid down by statute  
child minder  
      n   a person who looks after children, esp. those whose parents are working  
child's play  
      n  
Informal   something that is easy to do  
foster child  
      n   a child looked after temporarily or brought up by people other than its natural or adoptive parents  
inner child  
      n     (Psychol)   the part of the psyche believed to retain feelings as they were experienced in childhood  
latchkey child  
      n   a child who has to let himself in at home on returning from school, as his parents are out at work  
love child  
      n  
Euphemistic   an illegitimate child; bastard  
Moon Child  
      n      a euphemistic name for       Cancer       2b  
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n.
child pornography
n.
child care provided by foster parents
n.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children. unicef.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF
n.
a care order is an official instruction (made by a judge or magistrate) that a child should be taken into care
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
n.
Yo era un niño, ahora soy un adulto
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe

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