HyperDic: childhood

English > 2 senses of the word childhood:
NOUNtimechildhoodthe time of person's life when they are a child
statechildhood, puerilitythe state of a child between infancy and adolescence
childhood > pronunciation
Soundschay'ldhhuh.d
Rhymesadulthood ... wormwood: 60 rhymes with uhd...
English > childhood: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe time of person's life when they are a child.
Partsanal stage, anal phase(psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social / social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned
latency stage, latency phase, latency period(psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities
phallic stage, phallic phase(psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure
prepubertyA period of two years immediately prior to the onset of puberty when growth and changes leading to sexual maturity occur
NarrowerboyhoodThe childhood of a boy
girlhood, maidenhood, maidhoodThe childhood of a girl / girl / girl
Broadertime of lifeA period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
Spanishinfancia, niñez
Catalaninfantesa
Nounschilda young person of either sex
English > childhood: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of a child between infancy and adolescence.
Synonympuerility
Broaderimmaturity, immaturenessnot having reached maturity
Spanishinfancia, niñez
Catalaninfància, infantesa
Nounschilda young person of either sex
childan immature childish person

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