Educalingo cookies are used to personalize ads and get web traffic statistics. We also share information about the use of the site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners.
Got it
Search
If we keep on ignoring and leaving children to their own devices at home, they become latchkey kids, and trust me, the consequences of that are not good.
Eric Braeden

Meaning of "children" in the English dictionary

Dictionary
DICTIONARY
section

PRONUNCIATION OF CHILDREN

children  [ˈtʃɪldrən] play
facebooktwitterpinterestwhatsapp

GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHILDREN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Children is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHILDREN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

children

Child

Biologically, a child is generally a human between the stages of birth and puberty. 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 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". There are many social issues that affect children, such as childhood education, bullying, child poverty, dysfunctional families and in developing countries, hunger. Children can be raised by parents, in a foster care or similar supervised arrangement, guardians or partially raised in a day care center.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHILDREN


caldron
ˈkɔːldrən
cauldron
ˈkɔːldrən
chaldron
ˈtʃɔːldrən
dodecahedron
ˌdəʊdɛkəˈhiːdrən
godchildren
ˈɡɒdˌtʃɪldrən
grandchildren
ˈɡræntʃɪldrən
great-grandchildren
ˌɡreɪtˈɡræntʃɪldrən
icosahedral
ˌaɪkəsəˈhiːdrən
icosahedron
ˌaɪkəsəˈhiːdrən
Kidron
ˈkiːdrən
moonchildren
ˈmuːnˌtʃɪldrən
octahedron
ˌɒktəˈhiːdrən
pauldron
ˈpɔːldrən
polyhedron
ˌpɒlɪˈhiːdrən
rhododendron
ˌrəʊdəˈdɛndrən
schoolchildren
ˈskuːlˌtʃɪldrən
squadron
ˈskwɒdrən
stepchildren
ˈstɛpˌtʃɪldrən
tetrahedron
ˌtɛtrəˈhiːdrən
twichildren
ˈtwaɪˌtʃɪldrən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHILDREN

childermas
Childers
childhood
childhood sweetheart
childish
childishly
childishness
childless
childlessness
childlike
childlikeness
Childline
childly
childminder
childminding
childness
childproof
children´s home
Children´s Panel
childrenswear

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHILDREN

Algren
barren
brainchildren
bredren
brethren
Church of the Brethren
flower children
Herren
Karen
Lauren
Loren
Mirren
Nichiren
school-age children
siren
the Burren
Van Buren
Viren
warren
wren

Synonyms and antonyms of children in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHILDREN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «children» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of children

Translation of «children» into 25 languages

TRANSLATOR
online translator

TRANSLATION OF CHILDREN

Find out the translation of children to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of children from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «children» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

儿童
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

niños
570 millions of speakers

English

children
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बच्चों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأطفال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дети
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crianças
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শিশু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enfants
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kanak-kanak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kinder
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

子どもたち
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어린이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bocah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trẻ em
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழந்தைகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çocuklar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bambini
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dzieci
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

діти
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

copii
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παιδιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kinders
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

barn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

barn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of children

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILDREN»

The term «children» is very widely used and occupies the 2.016 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
0
100%
FREQUENCY
Very widely used
98
/100
The map shown above gives the frequency of use of the term «children» in the different countries.
Principal search tendencies and common uses of children
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «children».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILDREN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «children» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «children» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about children

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «CHILDREN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word children.
1
Grace Abbott
Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
2
Archibald Alexander
If you were not a sinful, polluted, helpless, and miserable creature, this Savior would not be suited to you, and you would not be comprehended in his gracious invitations to the children of men.
3
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
I believe that the dysfunctional Muslim family constitutes a real threat to the very fabric of western life. It is in the family that children are groomed to practise, promote and pass on the norms of their parents' culture.
4
Louis Bacon
My mother brought me numerous times to visit Orton as a child, and I have visited the gardens with my children many times. Orton is a gem on the Cape Fear River and I am excited about our restoration efforts to bring it back to its original landscape.
5
Steve Ballmer
My children - in many dimensions they're as poorly behaved as many other children, but at least on this dimension I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.
6
Bruno Bettelheim
Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.
7
Joan Blades
It is time for us to focus on the issues that bring us together as a nation. Supporting parents' capacity to raise their children with the love and resources they need is simply the right thing to do.
8
Cate Blanchett
You know you've made it when you've been moulded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls - it's a bit scary, actually.
9
Eric Braeden
If we keep on ignoring and leaving children to their own devices at home, they become latchkey kids, and trust me, the consequences of that are not good.
10
Paula Broadwell
I grew up in a strong faith-based family. I think I have selected to return to those roots for strength, for my family, for myself and to protect our children and to forgive others and move on and face forward.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHILDREN»

Discover the use of children in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to children and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Children in the Roman Empire: Outsiders Within
Illuminates the lives of the 'forgotten' children of ancient Rome and draws parallels and contrasts with contemporary society.
Christian Laes, 2011
2
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”—John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars “With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian ...
Ransom Riggs, 2011
3
Fathers and Children: Andrew Jackson and the Subjugation of ...
Rogin shows us a Jackson who saw the Indians as a menace to the new nation and its citizens.
Michael Paul Rogin, 1991
4
The Giver (illustrated; gift edition)
The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment.
Lois Lowry, 2011
5
Drugging Our Children: How Profiteers are Pushing ...
This book exposes the skyrocketing rate of antipsychotic drug prescriptions for children, identifies grave dangers when children's mental health care is driven by market forces, describes effective therapeutic care for children typically ...
Sharna Olfman, Brent Dean Robbins, 2012
6
Mother Courage and Her Children: A Chronicle of the Thirty ...
Anna Fierling, an itinerant trader during the seventeenth century, becomes known as "Mother Courage" after the constant warfare gradually claims all of her children
Bertolt Brecht, 1966
7
Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young ...
This major new book describes the parent-child interactions of the language acquisition years, revealing differences in the experiences of one- and two-year-olds from families across a spectrum of socioeconomic status.
Betty Hart, Todd R. Risley, 1995
8
Occupation Centred Practice with Children: A Practical Guide ...
This book draws on contemporary occupational therapy theory and research to provide occupational therapy students and clinicians with a practical resource on implementing occupation centred practice with children.
Sylvia Rodger, 2010
9
Explaining Death to Children
Rabbi Earl A. Grollman's best-selling book on how we speak of the mystery of death to our children is now issued in a smaller format. Also helpful for adults contemplating their own theology of death.
Earl A. Grollman, 1998
10
The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia ...
This new Second Edition reflects the growing interest and deepening reflection upon the Reggio approach, as well as increasing sophistication in adaptation to the American context.
Carolyn P. Edwards, Lella Gandini, George E. Forman, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHILDREN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term children is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Turning 18, Malala says she'll remain voice of children | Reuters
The cash, to allow all children to attend secondary schools, was the equivalent of cutting global military spending for eight days, she told ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
2
One Weird Trick Any Children's Book Can Use to Make Parents Cry
I can't remember the last time I cried at a grown-up novel or film, but certain children's books and movies make me cry every time. I know many ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Stokes County camp supports military children
The camp is specifically for children of military families, giving priority to children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members. «myfox8.com, Jul 15»
4
Paintball battle in Lakeville raises money for Children's Hospitals
Fred Ashton, FAA Photography Paintball was also part of the 2014 Challenge for Children's event. Backers say it's the largest charity paintball ... «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Children's Ages, Ranked
And apparently the worst is yet to come. Any time I talk to someone with teenaged children, they're like, “Wait until they become teenagers. «Deadspin, Jul 15»
6
Benefit cap will pitch thousands more British children into poverty
'Ministers' own civil servants advised them that 40,000 more children would fall into poverty as a result of extending the benefit cap. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
7
Three children orphaned in Somerset 'murder-suicide'
She said: "They've got three children, they're quite young. The youngest doesn't even go to school yet - I think she's about three. I don't think ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
8
Children get wrong immunizations at New Jersey clinic
SALEM, N.J. -- At least five children were given the wrong immunizations at a health clinic for the uninsured, including a 2-year-old boy who got ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
9
Johnny Depp Visits Children's Hospital Dressed as Jack Sparrow
Johnny Depp took time off from filming the latest "Pirates Of The Caribbean" to visit a children's hospital in costume as Captain Jack Sparrow. «ABC News, Jul 15»
10
2 children killed in Clarksville house fire; teen in critical condition
Clarksville Fire Marshal Ray Williams said the victims' parents did not know their children had died and he had to break the news to them. «WSMV Nashville, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Children [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/children>. Apr 2020 ».
en
English dictionary
Discover all that is hidden in the words on
index
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z