Definition of 'childhood'

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They also found that this group could have been identified in early childhood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The romantic in us points to the enduring allure of childhood dreams. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All the same, he says his childhood was a happy one. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was not the fuel of his childhood dreams in Scotland. Times, Sunday Times (2016)MUCH of my early childhood remains vivid in my memory. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It is the first of an intended three volumes and covers his childhood, early career as an artist and war service. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The footie boss ended the 18-year relationship with his childhood sweetheart, saying he no longer loved her. The Sun (2016)TWO childhood friends who last met more than 50 years ago have been reunited after moving into the same care home. The Sun (2016)These core beliefs are shaped by childhood and other life experiences. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Colin singles out one incident from his early childhood. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The coalition has been complacent about childhood obesity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We clearly had different weird childhood dreams. Christianity Today (2000)Successive governments have had their heads in the sand over childhood obesity. The Sun (2013)It was a privileged but not always happy childhood. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Childhood obesity is a problem for us all. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So to be here now is a childhood dream. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Childhood obesity has become a big issue. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Since her childhood she had dreamed of leading an army into battle. Veronica Buckley CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN: The Restless Life of a European Eccentric (2004)So going through life feeling your childhood is holding you back is misunderstanding how much power you have to improve yourself. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Two childhood sweethearts have split up after 115 years. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Indeed, temptation did get the better of one his close childhood friends. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The family home was in Hendon where she spent most of her childhood and adult life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But seeing her childhood sweetheart again stirs up old feelings, leaving the bride-to-be in a quandary. The Sun (2010)Their rapport influenced the whole atmosphere around them, and for that reason my early childhood was calm, untroubled and very happy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I've been married for six years to my childhood sweetheart and it feels like he's part of me. The Sun (2015)My own early childhood I had the kind of childhood destined to drain the confidence out of any man, woman or beast. Lindenfield, Gael 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)


Synonyms of 'childhood'

youth, minority, infancy, schooldays

Trends of 'childhood'

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Translations for 'childhood'

British English: childhood /ˈtʃaɪldhʊd/ NOUN
A person's childhood is the time when they are a child.
She had a happy childhood.
  • American English: childhood
  • Arabic: طُفُولَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: infância
  • Chinese: 童年
  • Croatian: djetinjstvo
  • Czech: dětství
  • Danish: barndom
  • Dutch: jeugd periode waarin men nog niet volwassen is
  • European Spanish: infancia
  • Finnish: lapsuus
  • French: enfance
  • German: Kindheit
  • Greek: παιδική ηλικία
  • Italian: infanzia
  • Japanese: 子供時代
  • Korean: 어린 시절
  • Norwegian: barndom
  • Polish: dzieciństwo
  • European Portuguese: infância
  • Romanian: copilărie
  • Russian: детство
  • Spanish: infancia
  • Swedish: barndom
  • Thai: วัยเด็ก
  • Turkish: çocukluk
  • Ukrainian: дитинство
  • Vietnamese: thời thơ ấu


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