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Definition of "baby" []

  • A very young child; an infant. (noun)
  • An unborn child; a fetus. (noun)
  • The youngest member of a family or group. (noun)
  • A very young animal. (noun)
  • An adult or young person who behaves in an infantile way. (noun)
  • A newborn or recently born child; infant (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • An unborn child; fetus (noun)
  • The youngest or smallest of a family or group (noun)
  • A newborn or recently born animal (noun)
  • An immature person (noun)
  • A young woman or sweetheart: often used as a term of address expressing affection (noun)
  • A project of personal concern (noun)
  • Comparatively small of its type (adjective)
  • To treat with love and attention (verb)
  • To treat (someone) like a baby; pamper or overprotect (verb)

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Use "baby" in a sentence
  • "A simple ‘baby seat’ can help the baby hold a good position while eating."
  • "It’s a clump of cells that are not a baby until the woman has her *magic* thoughts and it turns into a *baby*."
  • "Nope, in this case, the term baby brain refers to a state of mind, or lack thereof."