[ki-mer-i-kuh l, -meer-, kahy-] /kɪˈmɛr ɪ kəl, -ˈmɪər-, kaɪ-/
unreal; imaginary; visionary:
a chimerical terrestrial paradise.
wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic:
a chimerical plan.
wildly fanciful; imaginary
given to or indulging in fantasies
1630s, from chimera + -ical. Related: Chimeric (1650s).
[kahy] /kaɪ/ noun, Physics. 1. a meson with a mass 6687 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of approximately 1.5 X 10 -20 seconds.
pining, probably the youngest son of Barzillai the Gileadite (2 Sam. 19:37-40). The “habitation of Chimham” (Jer. 41:17) was probably an inn or khan, which is the proper meaning of the Hebrew _geruth_, rendered “habitation”, established in later times in his possession at Bethlehem, which David gave to him as a reward for his loyalty […]
- Child labour
noun 1. the full-time employment of children below a minimum age laid down by statute
- Child labor laws
Laws passed over many decades, beginning in the 1830s, by state and federal governments, forbidding the employment of children and young teenagers, except at certain carefully specified jobs. Child labor was regularly condemned in the nineteenth century by reformers and authors (see David Copperfield and Oliver Twist), but many businesses insisted that the Constitution protected […]