childhood

noun
ADJECTIVE
carefree, good, happy
deprived, difficult, lonely, rough, traumatic, troubled, unhappy
normal
early, late, middle (esp. AmE)

From earliest childhood she'd had a love of dancing.

His health remained poor into later childhood.

VERB + CHILDHOOD
have

She had a very happy childhood.

spend

He spent most of his childhood in Egypt.

recall, remember

I remembered my own childhood fondly.

survive

Her second son didn't survive childhood.

lose

Children are losing their childhoods so fast.

CHILDHOOD + NOUN
days, years
event, experience, memories
dream, fantasy
abuse, trauma
buddy (esp. AmE), friend, sweetheart
crush
home
nickname
disease, illness, mortality
cancer, leukaemia/leukemia, etc.
obesity
PREPOSITION
during childhood

He became diabetic during childhood.

from childhood

She still retained many friends from childhood.

in childhood

She died in childhood.

throughout childhood

He was moved from family to family throughout his childhood.

PHRASES
scenes from sb's childhood

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Childhood — Child hood (ch[imac]ld h[oo^]d), n. [AS. cildh[=a]d; cild child + h[=a]d. See {Child}, and { hood}.] 1. The state of being a child; the time in which persons are children; the condition or time from infancy to puberty. [1913 Webster] I have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • childhood — index minority (infancy), nonage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • childhood — O.E. cildhad; from CHILD (Cf. child) + HOOD (Cf. hood) …   Etymology dictionary

  • childhood — [n] period of being young adolescence, babyhood, cradle, immaturity, infancy, juniority, juvenility, minority, nonage, nursery, puberty, pupilage, schooldays, teens, tender age, youth; concepts 816,817 Ant. adulthood …   New thesaurus

  • childhood — ► NOUN ▪ the state or period of being a child …   English terms dictionary

  • childhood — [chīld′hood΄] n. [ME childhod < OE cildhad: see CHILD & HOOD] 1. the state or time of being a child; esp., the period from infancy to puberty 2. an early stage of development …   English World dictionary

  • Childhood — This article is about the phase of human development known as childhood. For the Michael Jackson song, see Childhood (song). For the episode of Robin Hood, see Childhood (Robin Hood episode). Childhood is the age span ranging from birth to… …   Wikipedia

  • Childhood — Scream/Childhood Demande de traduction Scream/Childhood → …   Wikipédia en Français

  • childhood — child|hood W3 [ˈtʃaıldhud] n [U and C] the period of time when you are a child ▪ I had a very happy childhood. in/during/since (sb s) childhood ▪ Most infections occur in childhood. ▪ She had been writing poems since her childhood. childhood… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • childhood — The term ‘child’ can be used to mean either an offspring or someone who has not reached full economic and jural status as an adult in a society. Individuals in the latter state are passing through an age related period known as childhood.… …   Dictionary of sociology

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