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Meaning of "kid" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KID

Of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse kith, Shetland Islands kidi lamb.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KID

kid  [kɪd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KID

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kid is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb kid in English.

WHAT DOES KID MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of kid in the English dictionary

The first definition of kid in the dictionary is the young of a goat or of a related animal, such as an antelope. Other definition of kid is soft smooth leather made from the hide of a kid. Kid is also a young person; child.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO KID

PRESENT

Present
I kid
you kid
he/she/it kids
we kid
you kid
they kid
Present continuous
I am kidding
you are kidding
he/she/it is kidding
we are kidding
you are kidding
they are kidding
Present perfect
I have kidded
you have kidded
he/she/it has kidded
we have kidded
you have kidded
they have kidded
Present perfect continuous
I have been kidding
you have been kidding
he/she/it has been kidding
we have been kidding
you have been kidding
they have been kidding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I kidded
you kidded
he/she/it kidded
we kidded
you kidded
they kidded
Past continuous
I was kidding
you were kidding
he/she/it was kidding
we were kidding
you were kidding
they were kidding
Past perfect
I had kidded
you had kidded
he/she/it had kidded
we had kidded
you had kidded
they had kidded
Past perfect continuous
I had been kidding
you had been kidding
he/she/it had been kidding
we had been kidding
you had been kidding
they had been kidding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will kid
you will kid
he/she/it will kid
we will kid
you will kid
they will kid
Future continuous
I will be kidding
you will be kidding
he/she/it will be kidding
we will be kidding
you will be kidding
they will be kidding
Future perfect
I will have kidded
you will have kidded
he/she/it will have kidded
we will have kidded
you will have kidded
they will have kidded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been kidding
you will have been kidding
he/she/it will have been kidding
we will have been kidding
you will have been kidding
they will have been kidding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would kid
you would kid
he/she/it would kid
we would kid
you would kid
they would kid
Conditional continuous
I would be kidding
you would be kidding
he/she/it would be kidding
we would be kidding
you would be kidding
they would be kidding
Conditional perfect
I would have kid
you would have kid
he/she/it would have kid
we would have kid
you would have kid
they would have kid
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been kidding
you would have been kidding
he/she/it would have been kidding
we would have been kidding
you would have been kidding
they would have been kidding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you kid
we let´s kid
you kid
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to kid
Past participle
kidded
Present Participle
kidding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KID

kicky
kid brother
kid glove
kid gloves
kid sister
kid stuff
kid-on
Kidd
kidded
kidder
Kidderminster
kiddie
kiddier
kiddiewinkie
kidding
kiddingly
kiddish
kiddishness
kiddle
kiddo

WORDS THAT END LIKE KID

acid
afraid
aid
android
avoid
bid
David
did
grid
id
liquid
Madrid
mid
paid
rapid
said
solid
stupid
valid
vid

Synonyms and antonyms of kid in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «KID»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «kid» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of kid
adolescent · baby · bairn · bamboozle · beguile · boy · child · cozen · delude · fool · girl · gull · hoax · hoodwink · infant · jest · joke · juvenile · lad · lass · little · littlie · mock · munchkin · pretend · rag · ridicule · rug rat · sprog · stripling · tacker · tease · teenager · toddler · tot · trick · wean · wind up · youngster

Translation of «kid» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KID

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

Translator English - Chinese

小孩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chaval
570 millions of speakers

English

kid
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बच्चे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طِفْلٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

малыш
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

criança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছাগলছানা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gosse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kanak-kanak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kind
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

子供
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bocah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đứa trẻ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழந்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लहान मूल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çocuk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bambino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziecko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дитина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

puști
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παιδί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kind
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

unge
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

unge
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kid

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KID»

The term «kid» is very widely used and occupies the 4.685 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KID» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «kid» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «kid» 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 kid

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10 QUOTES WITH «KID»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word kid.
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Hank Aaron
I'm hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I'd be pulling for him.
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Casey Affleck
The four movies I can remember seeing as a kid were 'The Elephant Man,' 'The Magnificent Seven,' 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly' and 'Mad Max!' Two of those are westerns. So the western genre is emblazoned on my memory from childhood, and those are two great movies.
3
Brian Bonsall
I don't think I could compare myself to Macaulay Culkin, because we're pretty much two different kinds of actors. He's done a lot of comedy. He does mostly just comedy like 'Uncle Buck' and 'Home Alone' and 'Home Alone 2.' And I've done a lot of different stuff, like sad movies, like the movie about the kid with AIDS.
4
Danny Brown
Since I was a kid, I'd wake up every morning hearing a voice say, 'You're the greatest rapper ever.' I'm trying to prove that voice right.
5
Andrew Buchan
When I was a kid, I always had a big thing for Dannii Minogue. Initially I liked Kylie, but I quickly moved on to Dannii. There was always something more alluring about her. I think I actually wrote to her asking if we could meet.
6
Jeff Cohen
Puberty was the main culprit in ending my acting career. I went from being kind of this chunky little kid to looking different, and I was really bummed because I loved acting.
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Chris Colfer
It doesn't matter how old I get, I always act like an excited five year-old kid with severe ADD and a waddle at Disneyland.
8
Chris Columbus
My reason for getting into the film business was a Spider-Man comic called 'The Night Gwen Stacy Died' when I was a kid; it changed my life.
9
Robert Creeley
The awful thing, as a kid reading, was that you came to the end of the story, and that was it. I mean, it would be heartbreaking that there was no more of it.
10
Chance The Rapper
Kanye took me from a kid who listened to music to a kid who lived music.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KID»

Discover the use of kid in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kid and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Tough Kid Book: Practical Classroom Management Strategies
The research-validated solutions included in this book are designed to reduce descriptive behaviour without big investments on the teacher's part.
Ginger Rhode, William R. Jenson, H. Kenton Reavis, 1992
2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into a new year and a new school where undersize weaklings share the corridors with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving.
Jeff Kinney, 2009
3
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel:
Love is in the air--but what does that mean for Greg Heffley?
Jeff Kinney, 2012
4
Whatever Happened to Billy the Kid
Traces the brief life of the western outlaw whose lifestyle reflected the violence prevalent on the American frontier
Helen Airy, 1993
5
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
WIMPY KID BOOK 8 COMING IN NOVEMBER 2013!
Jeff Kinney, 2013
6
The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to ...
In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby. Except that in this case the couple happens to be Dan and his boyfriend.
Dan Savage, 2000
7
"Yellow Kid" Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master ...
Everywhere the Yellow Kid looks he sees money—too bad it's yours.
J. R. Weil, 2011
8
Have a New Kid by Friday: How to Change Your Child's ...
If you're tired of defiant attitudes and power struggles with your little ankle-biters or the disrespectful hormone group, read this book and follow the simple principles, and you'll have a new kid by Friday. Guaranteed!
Dr. Kevin Leman, 2008
9
The Colorado Kid
Was it an impossible crime? Or something stranger still...? No one but Stephen King could tell this story about the darkness at the heart of the unknown and our compulsion to investigate the unexplained.
Stephen King, 2005
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Kid's Box 5 Pupil's Book
It also fully covers the syllabus for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests. The Pupil's Book presents and practises new language through amusing stories and fantastic songs and activities, making the learning process a joy.
Caroline Nixon, Michael Tomlinson, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KID»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kid is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fans use Kid Rock show to question Confederate backlash | Tampa …
TAMPA — Among the bags of beer, the pickup trucks and the stream of cowboy hats and boots at Saturday night's Kid Rock concert were ... «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
2
Steven Gerrard says he felt like a kid again in LA Galaxy debut …
Steven Gerrard says he “felt like a kid again” after inspiring LA Galaxy to a 5-2 comeback win over California rivals San Jose Earthquakes on ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Zach LaVine's dunk skills have Jamal Crawford acting like an …
Zach LaVine's dunk skills have Jamal Crawford acting like an excited kid. By Hayley Byrnes @HayleyByrnes on Jul 18, 2015, 5:14p 1 · Tweet Share on ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
4
Scared kid summons up his inner Shia LaBeouf to jump into pool
The best. RT @HarryRellofonte: Perfect example of pushing yourself to be great RT @themakeda: This is PERFECT. pic.twitter.com/ ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
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Fierce Kid Dancers Killing the Game Right Now - VH1
The following videos feature kid dancers so fierce, they're going to make you want to stop what you're doing, buy some drop-crotch joggers, ... «VH1.com, Jul 15»
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WDTV.COM 5 News: MedExpress Kid's Day
Beginning early this morning, the city of Morgantown closed down High St. to host street fair for kids. Many families came out with their kids for a ... «WDTV, Jul 15»
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Soccer: DaMarcus Beasley 'like a little kid' at 33 on quick return to …
“I feel like a little kid again,” Beasley said on arrival at the campus of the University of Maryland-Baltimore County for training on Thursday. «Columbus Dispatch, Jul 15»
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On missing kid's trail, Delhi cops land serial rapist and killer
When DCP (Outer Delhi) Vikramjit Singh set out to investigate the case of a missing six-year-old, little did he know he would end up arresting a ... «Hindustan Times, Jul 15»
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The real Karate Kid: Unbelievable video shows martial arts student …
Step aside, all other martial arts experts - this kid has you beat. This video shows a young boy performing a stunning series of kicks as he ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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WATCH: Bergen County Kid Wins $50,000 On Nickeloden … - Patch
WATCH: Bergen County Kid Wins $50,000 On Nickeloden. Roee Maor from Demarest, hit the crossbar at the Nickeloden's Kids' Choice Sports ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»

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