chief of police.
[chahyld] /tʃaɪld/ noun, plural children. 1. a person between birth and full growth; a boy or girl: books for children. 2. a son or daughter: All my children are married. 3. a baby or infant. 4. a human fetus. 5. a childish person: He’s such a child about money. 6. a descendant: a child of […]
[chahyld-lahyk] /ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk/ adjective 1. like a , as in innocence, frankness, etc.; befitting a : childlike trust. /ˈtʃaɪldˌlaɪk/ adjective 1. like or befitting a child, as in being innocent, trustful, etc Compare childish (sense 2) adj. 1580s, “proper to a child,” from child + like. Meaning “like a child” in a good sense (distinguished from […]
[chahyld-lee] /ˈtʃaɪld li/ adjective, Rare. 1. childlike; childish.
verb to babysit; to look after children Examples eighth-graders signed up to child-mind Word Origin 1969; back-formation from childminder