1. (n.) A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human parents; -- in law, legitimate offspring. Used also of animals and plants.

2. (n.) A descendant, however remote; -- used esp. in the plural; as, the children of Israel; the children of Edom.

3. (n.) One who, by character of practice, shows signs of relationship to, or of the influence of, another; one closely connected with a place, occupation, character, etc.; as, a child of God; a child of the devil; a child of disobedience; a child of toil; a child of the people.

4. (n.) A noble youth. See Childe.

5. (n.) A young person of either sex. esp. one between infancy and youth; hence, one who exhibits the characteristics of a very young person, as innocence, obedience, trustfulness, limited understanding, etc.

6. (n.) A female infant.

7. (v. i.) To give birth; to produce young.

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