make an effort or attempt
"He tried to shake off his fears"
"The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"
"The police attempted to stop the thief"
"He sought to improve himself"
"She always seeks to do good in the world"
a young person of either sex
"she writes books for children"
"they're just kids"
"`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
"they had three children"
"they were able to send their kids to college"