Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of child.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of child.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. pl. of child.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of child.

Etymologies

From Middle English children, alteration of earlier childre ("children"), from Old English ċildru, ċildra ("children"), plural of ċild ("child"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We have already discussed how children can help build a low-cost ‘playground-for-all children’.

    Chapter 6

  • They might also talk with school teachers, local health workers or concerned parents about developing CHILD-to-child activities, or organize local children to build a ‘playground for all children’.

    Chapter 6

  • In this chapter we look at children whose bones are weak and deformed, and at children who do not grow as tall as other children’.

    1) Head Control and Use of Senses

  • That’s why I hate people with children, like my brother-in-law, who told me: “you don’t know what responsibility means, you have no children”.

    FallNews

  • The busha would then send word to the Governor that the people had given up their children, not being able to support them, and the Governor would have the children bound to the busha, "and _then_," said they, "_we might whistle for our children_!"

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • Bondmen and bondmaids might be bought from the heathen round about them; these were left by fathers to their children after them, but it does not appear that the _children_ of these servants ever were reduced to servitude.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • _All thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children_.

    Daily Strength for Daily Needs

  • Not for yourselves, O comrades, but for your children -- _your children_!

    The Nine-Tenths

  • A man must learn to love his children, not because they are his, but because they are _children_, else his love will be scarcely a better thing at last than the party-spirit of the faithful politician.

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

  • Him weep over Jerusalem, over the loss of so many Catholic children, and we hear Him say: "Weep not over me, but for _your children_"; and neither His voice nor His tears make any impression.

    Public School Education

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  • thoughts

    July 22, 2009

  • "Make no mistake. I take these children seriously. It is not possible to see too much in them, to overindulge your casual gift for the study of character. It is all there, in full force, charged waves of identity and being. There are no amateurs in the world of children."

    --Don DeLillo, White Noise

    May 18, 2009

  • "The King was a kind-hearted man, and very fond of children, like all people who are fond of the ridiculous."
    - Chesterton, The Napoleon of Notting Hill.

    January 31, 2008