Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Kid"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary (easton)

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."

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Kid \Kid\, v. t.
See {Kiddy}, v. t. [Slang]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a young person of either sex (between birth and puberty);
"she writes books for children"; "they're just kids";
"`tiddler' is a British term for youngsters" [syn: {child},
{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: {kidskin}]
3: a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had
three children"; "they were able to send their kids to
college" [syn: {child}] [ant: {parent}]
4: young goat
v 1: tell false information to for fun; "Are you pulling my leg?"
[syn: {pull the leg of}]
2: be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just
kidded around" [syn: {chaff}, {jolly}, {banter}]

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