Definition of Baby in English :

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Baby meaning in English

Meaning of Baby in English

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Baby pronunciation in English

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1. babe, baby, infant

a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk

Example Sentences:
'the baby began to cry again'
'she held the baby in her arms'
'it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different'

2. baby

the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)

Example Sentences:
'the baby of the family'
'the baby of the Supreme Court'

3. baby, child

an immature childish person

Example Sentences:
'he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived'
'stop being a baby!'

4. baby

an unborn child; a human fetus

Example Sentences:
'I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby'
'it was great to feel my baby moving about inside'

5. babe, baby, sister

(slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women

6. baby

a very young mammal

Example Sentences:
'baby rabbits'

7. baby

a project of personal concern to someone

Example Sentences:
'this project is his baby'


8. baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil

treat with excessive indulgence

Example Sentences:
'grandparents often pamper the children'
'Let's not mollycoddle our students!'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of baby
noun plural -bies
a newborn or recently born child; infant
(as modifier)
baby food
an unborn child; fetus
the youngest or smallest of a family or group
a newborn or recently born animal
(as modifier)
baby rabbits
5. usually derogatory
an immature person
6. slang
a young woman or sweetheart: often used as a term of address expressing affection
a project of personal concern
8.  be left holding the baby
9.  throw the baby out with the bath water
10. (prenominal)
comparatively small of its type
a baby car
verb -bies, -bying or -bied (transitive)
to treat with love and attention
to treat (someone) like a baby; pamper or overprotect

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see synonyms of baby
nounWord forms: plural ˈbabies
a very young child; infant
a person who behaves like an infant; helpless or timid person
a very young animal
the youngest or smallest in a group
5.  US, Slang
darling; honey
often a casual term of address
6.  US, Slang
any person or thing
this car is a tough baby to drive
of or for an infant
baby food
extremely young
small of its kind
infantile or childish
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈbabied or ˈbabying
to treat like a baby; pamper; coddle
12.  Informal
to handle with great care
to baby a new car

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of baby
n. pl. ba·bies
a. A very young child; an infant.
b. An unborn child; a fetus.
c. The youngest member of a family or group.
d. A very young animal.
2. An adult or young person who behaves in an infantile way.
3. Informal
a. A lover or sweetheart.
b. Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.
4. Slang An object of personal concern or interest: Keeping the boat in good repair is your baby.
adj. bab·i·er, bab·i·est
1. Of or having to do with a baby.
2. Infantile or childish.
3. Small in comparison with others of the same kind: baby vegetables.
tr.v. ba·bied, ba·by·ing, ba·bies
To pamper like a baby; coddle. See Synonyms at pamper.

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