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  • the state of being a child
  • the time when one is a child - between infancy and puberty
  • (by extension) the early stages of development of something
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



CHILDHOOD, n. The period of human life intermediate between the
idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth -- two removes from the sin
of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue



Child"hood (chīld"h&oocr;d), n. [AS. cildhād; cild child + -hād. See Child, and -hood.] 1. The state of being a child; the time in which persons are children; the condition or time from infancy to puberty.

I have walked before you from my childhood.
1. Sam. xii. 2.

2. Children, taken collectively. [R.]

The well-governed childhood of this realm.
Sir. W. Scott.

3. The commencement; the first period.

The childhood of our joy.
Shak.

Second childhood, the state of being feeble and incapable from old age.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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