Child vs Litter - What's the difference?

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Child is a related term of litter.


As nouns the difference between child and litter

is that child is a daughter or son; an offspring while litter is (countable) a platform mounted on two shafts, or a more elaborate construction, designed to be carried by two (or more) people to transport one (in luxury models sometimes more) third person(s) or (occasionally in the elaborate version) a cargo, such as a religious idol.

As a verb litter is

to drop or throw trash without properly disposing of it (as discarding in public areas rather than trash receptacles).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

child

English

Alternative forms

* (l) (archaic)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A daughter or son; an offspring.
  • (figuratively) An offspring; one born in, or considered a product of the culture of, a place.
  • * 1984 , Mary Jane Matz, The Many Lives of Otto Kahn: A Biography , page 5:
  • For more than forty years, he preached the creed of art and beauty. He was heir to the ancient wisdom of Israel, a child of Germany, a subject of Great Britain, later an American citizen, but in truth a citizen of the world.
  • (figuratively) A member of a tribe, a people or a race of beings; one born into or considered a product of a people.
  • * 2009 , Edward John Moreton Dunsany, Tales of Wonder , page 64:
  • Plash-Goo was of the children of the giants, whose sire was Uph. And the lineage of Uph had dwindled in bulk for the last five hundred years, till the giants were now no more than fifteen foot high; but Uph ate elephants
  • (figuratively) A thing or abstraction derived from or caused by something.
  • * 1991 , (w, Midnight's Children) , (Salman Rushdie) (title)
  • A person who is below the age of adulthood; a minor (person who is below the legal age of responsibility or accountability).
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Joseph Stiglitz)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. […] It is the starving of the public sector which has been pivotal in America no longer being the land of opportunity – with a child' s life prospects more dependent on the income and education of its parents than in other advanced countries.}}
  • (computing) A data item, process or object which has a subservient or derivative role relative to another data item, process or object.
  • * 2011 , John Mongan, ?Noah Kindler, ?Eric Giguère, Programming Interviews Exposed
  • The algorithm pops the stack to obtain a new current node when there are no more children (when it reaches a leaf).
  • (obsolete) A female infant; a girl.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A boy or a child , I wonder?

    Synonyms

    * (daughter or son) boy, fruit of one's loins, girl, kid, offspring * (young person) bairn, boy, brat, girl, kid, lad, lass * See also

    Antonyms

    * (daughter or son) father, mother, parent * (person below the age of adulthood) adult * parent

    Derived terms

    * boomerang child * childhood * childish * childless * childlike * love-child * lovechild * manchild * middle child * only child * perpetual child * problem child * schoolchild * war child * with child

    See also

    * orling

    References

    * Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary (accessed November 2007). * American Heritage Dictionary , Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company (2003). English nouns with irregular plurals 1000 English basic words

    litter

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia litter)
  • (countable) A platform mounted on two shafts, or a more elaborate construction, designed to be carried by two (or more) people to transport one (in luxury models sometimes more) third person(s) or (occasionally in the elaborate version) a cargo, such as a religious idol.
  • * Shakespeare
  • There is a litter ready; lay him in 't.
  • (countable) The offspring of a mammal born in one birth.
  • * D. Estrange
  • A wolf came to a sow, and very kindly offered to take care of her litter .
  • (uncountable) Material used as bedding for animals.
  • (uncountable) Collectively, items discarded on the ground.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • Strephon / Stole in, and took a strict survey / Of all the litter as it lay.
  • (uncountable) Absorbent material used in an animal's litter tray
  • (uncountable) Layer of fallen leaves and similar organic matter in a forest floor.
  • A covering of straw for plants.
  • * Evelyn
  • Take off the litter from your kernel beds.

    Synonyms

    * (platform designed to carry a person or a load): palanquin, sedan chair, stretcher, cacolet * (items discarded on the ground): waste, rubbish, garbage (US), trash (US), junk

    Derived terms

    * cat litter * litter bin * litter bug, litterbug * litter frog

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To drop or throw trash without properly disposing of it (as discarding in public areas rather than trash receptacles).
  • * By tossing the bottle out the window, he was littering .
  • To strew with scattered articles.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • the room with volumes littered round
  • To give birth to, used of animals.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • We might conceive that dogs were created blind, because we observe they were littered so with us.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The son that she did litter here, / A freckled whelp hagborn.
  • To produce a litter of young.
  • * Macaulay
  • A desert where the she-wolf still littered .
  • To supply (cattle etc.) with litter; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.
  • * Bishop Hacke
  • Tell them how they litter their jades.
  • * Dryden
  • For his ease, well littered was the floor.
  • To be supplied with litter as bedding; to sleep or make one's bed in litter.
  • * Habington
  • The inn where he and his horse littered .

    Derived terms

    * litterer

    Anagrams

    * ---- ==Jèrriais==

    Verb

    (roa-jer-verb)
  • to wrestle
  • Derived terms

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