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Kid definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

KID, n. [L. hoedus; vulgar.]
1. A young goat.
2. A faggot; a bundle of heath and furze.
KID, v.t. or i. To bring forth a young goat.
1. To make into a bundle, as faggots.
KID, v.t. To show, discover or make known.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster" [syn: child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling]
2: soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat; "kid gloves" [syn: kid, kidskin]
3: English dramatist (1558-1594) [syn: Kyd, Kid, Thomas Kyd, Thomas Kid]
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, kid] [ant: parent]
5: young goat v
1: tell false information to for fun; "Are you pulling my leg?" [syn: pull the leg of, kid]
2: be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around" [syn: kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banter]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English kide, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse kith kid Date: 13th century 1. a. a young goat b. a young individual of various animals related to the goat 2. a. the flesh, fur, or skin of a kid b. something made of kid 3. a young person; especially child often used as a generalized reference to one especially younger or less experienced <the kid on the pro golf tour> <poor kid> kiddish adjective II. intransitive verb (kidded; kidding) Date: 15th century to bring forth young used of a goat or an antelope III. adjective Date: 1895 younger <my kid brother> IV. verb (kidded; kidding) Etymology: probably from 1kid Date: circa 1873 transitive verb 1. a. to deceive as a joke <it's the truth; I wouldn't kid you> b. to fail to admit the truth to <they're kidding themselves> 2. to make fun of intransitive verb to engage in good-humored fooling or horseplay often used with around kidder noun kiddingly adverb

Merriam Webster's

biographical name see Kyd

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. & v. --n. 1 a young goat. 2 the leather made from its skin. 3 sl. a child or young person. --v.intr. (kidded, kidding) (of a goat) give birth. Phrases and idioms: handle with kid gloves handle in a gentle, delicate, or gingerly manner. kid brother (or sister) sl. a younger brother or sister. kid-glove (attrib.) dainty or delicate. kids' stuff sl. something very simple. Etymology: ME kide f. ON kith f. Gmc 2. v. (kidded, kidding) colloq. 1 tr. & also refl. deceive, trick (don't kid yourself; kidded his mother that he was ill). 2 tr. & intr. tease (only kidding). Phrases and idioms: no kidding (or kid) sl. that is the truth. Derivatives: kidder n. kiddingly adv. Etymology: perh. f. KID(1) 3. n. hist. a small wooden tub, esp. a sailor's mess tub for grog or rations. Etymology: perh. var. of KIT(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Kid Kid, n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. ki?, Dan. & Sw. kid; akin to OHG. kizzi, G. kitz, kitzchen, kitzlein.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) 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] --Charles Reade. 3. A kind of leather made of the skin of the young goat, or of the skin of rats, etc. 4. pl. Gloves made of kid. [Colloq. & Low] 5. A small wooden mess tub; -- a name given by sailors to one in which they receive their food. --Cooper.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Kid Kid, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Kidded; p. pr. & vb. n. Kidding.] To bring forth a young goat.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Kid Kid, n. [Cf. W. cidysen.] A fagot; a bundle of heath and furze. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Kid Kid, p. p. of Kythe. [Obs.] --Gower. Chaucer.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Kid Kid, v. t. See Kiddy, v. t. [Slang]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Kid Kid, n. Among pugilists, thieves, etc., a youthful expert; -- chiefly used attributively; as, kid Jones. [Cant]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(kids, kidding, kidded) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. You can refer to a child as a kid. (INFORMAL) They've got three kids... All the kids in my class could read. N-COUNT 2. You can refer to your younger brother as your kid brother and your younger sister as your kid sister. (INFORMAL) ADJ: ADJ n 3. A kid is a young goat. N-COUNT 4. If you are kidding, you are saying something that is not really true, as a joke. (INFORMAL) I'm not kidding, Frank. There's a cow out there, just standing around... Are you sure you're not kidding me? VERB: usu cont, V, V n 5. If you kid someone, you tease them. He liked to kid Ingrid a lot... He used to kid me about being chubby. VERB: V n, V n about -ing/n 6. If people kid themselves, they allow themselves to believe something that is not true because they wish that it was true. We're kidding ourselves, Bill. We're not winning, we're not even doing well... I could kid myself that you did this for me, but it would be a lie. = fool VERB: V pron-refl, V pron-refl that 7. You can say 'No kidding?' to show that you are interested or surprised when someone tells you something. (INFORMAL) 'We won.''No kidding?' CONVENTION [feelings] 8. You can say 'you've got to be kidding' or 'you must be kidding' to someone if they have said something that you think is ridiculous or completely untrue. (INFORMAL) You've got to be kidding! I can't live here!... PHRASE: V inflects [feelings] 9. You can say 'who is she kidding?' or 'who is he trying to kid?' if you think it is obvious that someone is not being sincere and does not mean what they say. (INFORMAL) She played the role of a meek, innocent, shy girl. I don't know who she was trying to kid... PHRASE: V inflects

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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."

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

(1) gedhi (Ex 23:19, etc.);

(2) feminine gedhiyah (Isa 11:6, etc.);

(3) gedhi `izzim, English Versions of the Bible "kid," literally, "kid of the goats," the King James Version margin (Jud 6:19, etc.);

(4) `ez, literally, "goat" (De 14:21; 1Ki 20:27);.

(5) se`ir `izzim, the King James Version "kid of the goats," the Revised Version (British and American) "he-goat" (Ge 37:31; Le 9:3, etc.);

(6) eriphos (Lu 15:29).

See GOAT.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Young goat. 2. Kit, small tub.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A little dapper fellow. A child. The blowen has napped the kid. The girl is with child.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

To coax or wheedle. To inveigle. To amuse a man or divert his attention while another robs him. The sneaksman kidded the cove of the ken, while his pall frisked the panney; the thief amused the master of the house, while his companion robbed the house.

Foolish Dictionary

Either a boxing-glove or a first-born. In either case, hard to handle until well tanned.

Moby Thesaurus

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