The period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth -- two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.
The state of being a child; the time in which persons are children; the condition or time from infancy to puberty.
the period that extends from birth until the onset of
the state of a child between infancy and adolescence
(1) The time for a boy or girl from birth until he or she is an adult. (2) The more circumscribed period of time from infancy to the onset of puberty . See the entire definition of Childhood