child·hood /ˈʧaɪldˌhʊd/ 名詞
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.
n 1: the time of person's life when they are a child
2: the state of a child between infancy and adolescence [syn: puerility]