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Baby - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Baby' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Baby [ a.]
- Pertaining to, or resembling, an infant; young or little; as, baby swans.
2 . Baby [ n.]
- An infant or young child of either sex; a babe.
- A small image of an infant; a doll.
3 . Baby [ v. i.]
- To treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to fondle.

Meaning of 'Baby' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . baby [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a very young mammal
Example in sentence:
  • baby rabbits
Meaning (2):
- an immature childish person
Example in sentence:
  • he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived;
  • stop being a baby!
Meaning (3):
- an unborn child; a human fetus
Example in sentence:
  • I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby;
  • it was great to feel my baby moving about inside
Meaning (4):
- a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
Example in sentence:
  • it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different;
  • she held the baby in her arms;
  • the baby began to cry again
Meaning (5):
- the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
Example in sentence:
  • the baby of the family;
  • the baby of the Supreme Court
Meaning (6):
- a project of personal concern to someone
Example in sentence:
  • this project is his baby
7 . baby [ v]
Meaning (7):
- treat with excessive indulgence
Example in sentence:
  • grandparents often pamper the children;
  • Let's not mollycoddle our students!