Biologically, a child (plural: children) is generally a human between the stages of birth and puberty. Some vernacular definitions of a child include the fetus, as being an unborn child. The legal definition of "child" generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority. "Child" may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, an authority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in "a child of nature" or "a child of the Sixties".
Other articles related to "child":
... During the Trojan War, Andromache hid the child in Hector's tomb but the child was discovered, and his fate was debated by the Greeks, for if he were allowed to ... In Ovid's Metamorphoses, the child is thrown from the walls by the Greek victors (13, 413ff) ... Odysseus has convinced the council to have the child thrown from the walls, and the child is in this way killed ...
... warrior Odysseus (Homer 24.330), and he was responsible for the naming of the child as well ... This happened when the nurse of the child Eurycleia "laid the child upon his knees and spoke, and addressed him Autolycus, find now thyself a name to give to thy child's own child be sure he has long been prayed for" (H ...
... later decided that she wanted a fourth child ... Dubbed the "Hungarian child", she was born in Buda-Pest ten months after her parents' coronation and baptised there in April ... Determined to bring this last child up by herself, Elisabeth finally had her way ...
... to various neurotic conditions (depression, anxiety, etc.), is to train a child to be and feel an equal part of the family ... to the optimal development of the child is not limited to the Mother or Father but to teachers and society more broadly ... When a child does not feel equal and is enacted upon (abused through pampering or neglect) they are likely to develop inferiority or superiority complexes and various accompanying ...
... Alope left the infant in the open to die of exposure, but a passing mare suckled the child until it was found by shepherds, who fell into a dispute as to who was to have the beautiful royal attire of the boy ... The case was brought before Cercyon, who, on recognizing by the dress whose child the boy was, ordered Alope to be imprisoned in order to be put to death, and her child to be exposed again ...
Famous quotes containing the word child:
“I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love which was more than love --
I and my Annabel Lee.”
—Edgar Allan Poe (18091845)
“He was calm; however, he had to be supported during the journey through the long corridors, since he planted his feet unsteadily, like a child who has just learned to walk, or as if he were about to fall through like a man who has dreamt that he is walking on water only to have a sudden doubt: but is this possible?”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“Nothing in medieval dress distinguished the child from the adult. In the seventeenth century, however, the child, or at least the child of quality, whether noble or middle-class, ceased to be dressed like the grown-up. This is the essential point: henceforth he had an outfit reserved for his age group, which set him apart from the adults. These can be seen from the first glance at any of the numerous child portraits painted at the beginning of the seventeenth century.”
—Philippe Ariés (20th century)