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  1. chil·dren
    IPA[ˈCHildrən]
    • 1. plural form of child

    • plural form of child
    • noun

      a young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority:

      a son or daughter of any age:

    • noun

      a young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority:

      a son or daughter of any age:

    • plural

      Aboriginal children forcibly removed from their families between the 1900s and the 1960s, to be brought up by white foster families or in institutions; the stolen generation:
    • a crusade to the Holy Land in 1212 by tens of thousands of children, chiefly from France and Germany. Most of the children never reached their destination, and were sold into slavery.
    • a crusade to the Holy Land in 1212 by tens of thousands of children, chiefly from France and Germany. Most never reached their destination, and were sold into slavery.
    • noun

      an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books who is appointed to promote and encourage children's interest in literature and reading.
    • (in the UK) a charity founded in 1919 operating internationally to aid children. Princess Anne has been its president since 1971.
    • a book of the Apocrypha, telling of three Hebrew exiles thrown into a furnace by Nebuchadnezzar.
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