A boy or a child?

A boy or a child?
Мальчик или девочка? (традиционный вопрос, задаваемый отцом в роддоме)

Difficulties of the English language (lexical reference) English-Russian dictionary. 2014.

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  • Child — (ch[imac]ld), n.; pl. {Children} (ch[i^]l dr[e^]n). [AS. cild, pl. cildru; cf. Goth. kil[thorn]ei womb, in kil[thorn][=o] with child.] 1. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of human… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Child's play — Child Child (ch[imac]ld), n.; pl. {Children} (ch[i^]l dr[e^]n). [AS. cild, pl. cildru; cf. Goth. kil[thorn]ei womb, in kil[thorn][=o] with child.] 1. A son or a daughter; a male or female descendant, in the first degree; the immediate progeny of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • child —    While this is theoretically a term of address that could be used to a boy or girl, it appears to be used far more often to girls or young women. Every reference in Shakespeare to ‘my child’ is to a daughter, but that is hardly surprising. In… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • boy — boy1 W1S1 [bɔı] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Perhaps from Frisian boi boy ] 1.) a male child, or a male person in general →↑girl ▪ The boys wanted to play football. ▪ The school has over 1,200 boys and girls aged 11 18. a teenage/adolescent boy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boy — [[t]bɔ͟ɪ[/t]] ♦ boys 1) N COUNT A boy is a child who will grow up to be a man. I knew him when he was a little boy... He was still just a boy. 2) N COUNT You can refer to a young man as a boy, especially when talking about relationships between… …   English dictionary

  • child of sin —    obsolete    an illegitimate child    The sin was its conception, at least so far as the mother was concerned. Also as child or grief or love child:     I have fallen! I am a mother, and my poor dear boy is the child of sin. (Mayhew, 1862)    … …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Boy player — is a common term for the adolescent males employed by Medieval and English Renaissance playing companies. Some boy players worked for the mainstream companies and performed the female roles, as women did not perform on the English stage in this… …   Wikipedia

  • Child of the Ghetto — Studio album by G. Dep Released November 20, 2001 …   Wikipedia

  • Child's Play 3 — Theatrical poster Directed by Jack Bender Produced by D …   Wikipedia

  • child — n pl chil·dren 1: a son or daughter of any age and usu. including one formally adopted compare issue ◇ The word child as used in a statute or will is often held to include a stepchild, an illegitimate child, a person for whom one stands in loco… …   Law dictionary

  • Child's Play (film series) — Child s Play (franchise) Child s Play Collection DVD box set Directed by Tom Holland John Lafia Jack Bender …   Wikipedia


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