1. Zool. A young goat.
The . . . leopard shall lie down with the kid. --Is. xi. 6.
2. A young child or infant; hence, a simple person, easily imposed on. [Slang]
3. A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc.; kidskin.
4. pl. Gloves made of kidskin; kid gloves. [Colloq. & Low]
5. A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food.
6. Among pugilists, thieves, gunfighters, etc., a youthful expert; -- chiefly used attributively; as, kid Jones. [Cant]
Kid, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Kidded; p. pr. & vb. n. Kidding.] To bring forth a young goat.
Kid, n. A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze. [Prov. Eng.]
Kid, p. p. of Kythe. [Obs.]
Kid, v. t. See Kiddy, v. t. [Slang]
n 1: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for
children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British
term for youngsters" [syn: child, youngster, minor,
shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke,
2: soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat; "kid
gloves" [syn: kidskin]
3: English dramatist (1558-1594) [syn: Kyd, Thomas Kyd, Thomas
4: a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had
three children"; "they were able to send their kids to
college" [syn: child] [ant: parent]
5: young goat
v 1: tell false information to for fun; "Are you pulling my leg?"
[syn: pull the leg of]
2: be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just
kidded around" [syn: chaff, jolly, josh, banter]
[also: kidding, kidded]
the young of the goat. It was much used for food (Gen. 27:9;
38:17; Judg. 6:19; 14:6). The Mosaic law forbade to dress a kid
in the milk of its dam, a law which is thrice repeated (Ex.
23:19; 34:26; Deut. 14:21). Among the various reasons assigned
for this law, that appears to be the most satisfactory which
regards it as "a protest against cruelty and outraging the order
of nature." A kid cooked in its mother's milk is "a gross,
unwholesome dish, and calculated to kindle animal and ferocious
passions, and on this account Moses may have forbidden it.
Besides, it is even yet associated with immoderate feasting; and
originally, I suspect," says Dr. Thomson (Land and the Book),
"was connected with idolatrous sacrifices."