Definition for Child (-ren, -ren's, -'s)

child (-ren, -ren's, -'s), n. [OE cild < root kilth-, whence also Goth. kilthei, womb, inkilth├┤, pregnant woman.] (webplay: advanced, age, bearing, blow, cast, coldness, country, fear, first, God, grace, humble, ignorant, judgment, mere, morals, principles, race, remote, son, speak, strictness, strong, years, young).

  1. Innocent; [fig.] saint; angel; celestial being; chosen one; pure in heart people (see Matt 18:3).
  2. Minor; little one; [fig.] uninitiated; not yet confirmed; [metaphor] one of the least in the Kingdom of God (see Matthew 18:2-6; 25:40).
  3. Young person of either sex below the age of puberty.
  4. One weak in knowledge; a person of immature experience or judgment.
  5. Descendants; offspring; posterity; [fig.] spiritual offspring of God.
  6. Phrase. “the Chosen Child”: Jesus; the Messiah; the Christ; the anointed Son of God; [generalization] the saint; the disciple; the follower of the Lord.

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