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Definitions of childhood

  1. the time of person's life when they are a child Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of a child between infancy and adolescence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being a child; the time in which persons are children; the condition or time from infancy to puberty. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Children, taken collectively. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The period from infancy to young manhood or womanhood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. State of being a child. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. State or time of being a child. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Childhoodness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The state of being a child; the time from infancy to near puberty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The time in which persons are children. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Childhoodly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for childhood

  1. And again: From that hour until this, at which I write, no word of that part of my childhood which I have now gladly brought to a close, has passed my lips to any human being.... – Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials
  2. It reminds us of the infinite peace of childhood when on a fine day the world hardly existed beyond the garden- gate. – The Pleasures of Ignorance by Robert Lynd
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