child child noun (pl. chil∙dren ) 1. a young human who is not yet an adult • 儿童;小孩:
»a child of three / a three-year-old child
»men, women and children
»an unborn child
»not suitable for young children
»I lived in London as a child.
»a child star
--› see also brainchild , latchkey child , poster child , schoolchild 2. a son or daughter of any age • 儿子;女儿:
»They have seven grown-up children.
»a support group for adult children of alcoholics
»They canˈt have children.
--› see also godchild , grandchild , love child , only child , stepchild --› compare kid n. (1) 3. a person who is strongly influenced by the ideas and attitudes of a particular time or person • 深受…影响的人:
»a child of the 90s
* 90 年代的人
4. (disapproving) an adult who behaves like a child and is not mature or responsible • 孩子气的人;幼稚的人;不负责任的人 【IDIOMS】 be with ˈchild •(old-fashioned) to be pregnant • 怀孕;有喜 be ˈchildˈs play •(informal) to be very easy to do, so not even a child would find it difficult • 极容易做;轻而易举
* * *
n. 孩子, 兒女, 子孫, (頭腦﹑空想等的)產物, 弟子, 追隨者

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