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chicken out (informal) to not do something that one had planned to do, because of getting too scared.
chicken pox a disease that produces a fever and a rash. It is caused by a virus passed from person to person.
chief the most powerful or important person in a group; leader. [3 definitions]
chiefly especially. [2 definitions]
chieftain a leader of a clan or tribe.
chigger the tiny larva of a mite that lives in the skin of animals and causes great itching. It is usually not dangerous but can sometimes spread disease.
child a young human; baby. [2 definitions]
childbirth the act of giving birth to a child.
childhood the period or state of being a child.
childish typical of or fit for a child. [2 definitions]
childlike of or like a child; innocent; simple.
children plural of child.
Chile a country in southern South America. Santiago is the capital of Chile.
chile see chili.
chili the pod of a tropical pepper plant. Chili has a strong, sharp flavor. [2 definitions]
chili pepper the pod of a tropical pepper plant. A chili pepper has a strong, sharp flavor that makes food spicy when it is added to it.
chill a mild but uncomfortable coldness. [6 definitions]
chilly causing a cool feeling that is uncomfortable. [3 definitions]
chime (usually plural) a set of tuned bells or other hollow objects that produce musical sounds when struck. [3 definitions]
chime in to interrupt suddenly; add one's opinion.
chimney a hollow, upright structure above a fireplace or furnace that carries smoke upward and to the outside.