1. 1 〔人の子供〕a child ((複children)); 〔息子〕a son; 〔娘〕a daughter; 〔総称〕((文)) offspring (▼単複同形で,動詞は子供が2人以上なら複数形); 〔法律用語〕〔総称〕issue⇒こども(子供)
    • 子を産む
    • 「give birth to [((文)) bear] a child
    • 女に子をはらませた
    • He made a woman pregnant.
    • うちの子
    • my son [daughter]
    • 先妻の子
    • a child by one's first wife
    • 彼は画家の子だ
    • He was born in [into] a painter's family.
    • 私はだれの子か長い間分からなかった
    • For a long time I did not know who my parents were.
  1. 2 〔幼い者〕
    • 5歳の男[女]の子
    • a five-year-old boy [girl]
    • いい子だね
    • There's [That's] a good boy [girl].
  1. 3 〔動物の子供〕〔総称〕the young; 〔きつね,くま,ライオンの〕a cub; 〔犬の〕a puppy; 〔猫の〕a kitten; 〔牛の〕a calf ((複calves, 〜s)); 〔馬の〕a colt (▼雄) ,a filly (▼雌); 〔鹿の〕fawn; 〔羊の〕a lamb; 〔稚魚・かえるの〕a fry; 〔にわとりの〕a chick; 〔鳥の〕a baby bird
    • 一腹の子
    • a litter ((of puppies))
    • 象の子
    • a baby elephant/an elephant calf
  1. 4 〔若い娘〕
    • あのバーにはいい子がいますよ
    • There's a cute girl at that bar.
  1. 可愛い子には旅させよ ((諺)) Spare the rod and spoil the child.
  1. 子はかすがい Children are a link [bond] between husband and wife.
  1. 1 〔子供〕a child; 〔息子〕a son
    • 第一子をもうける
    • have one's first child
  1. 2 〔子爵〕a viscount
  1. 〔十二支の一つ〕the Rat (the first of the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac); 〔方角〕north; 〔時刻〕the hour of the Rat (midnight or the hours between 11:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.)
  1. 子年 the year of the Rat