from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A child of noble birth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A child of noble birth.
- n. The cognomen given to the oldest son prior to his taking his father's title.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cognomen formerly prefixed to his name by the oldest son, until he succeeded to his ancestral titles, or was knighted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See child, 8.
Middle English childe, child, child; see child.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English ċild. (Wiktionary)