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English noun: baby

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


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsbabe, infant


Broader (hypernym)child, kid


Narrower (hyponym)abandoned infant, blue baby, cherub, foundling, godchild, neonate, newborn, newborn baby, newborn infant, nurseling, nursling, papoose, pappoose, suckling, test-tube baby, war baby

2. baby (person) the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)


SamplesThe baby of the family.
The baby of the Supreme Court.


Broader (hypernym)issue, offspring, progeny

3. baby (person) an immature childish person


SamplesHe remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived.
Stop being a baby!.


Synonymschild


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

4. baby (person) an unborn child; a human fetus


SamplesI felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby.
It was great to feel my baby moving about inside.


Broader (hypernym)fetus, foetus

5. baby (person) (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women


Synonymsbabe, sister


Broader (hypernym)fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman


Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

6. baby (animal) a very young mammal


SamplesBaby rabbits.


Broader (hypernym)young mammal

7. baby (act) a project of personal concern to someone


SamplesThis project is his baby.


Broader (hypernym)labor, project, task, undertaking


English verb: baby

1. baby (social) treat with excessive indulgence


SamplesGrandparents often pamper the children.
Let's not mollycoddle our students!.


Synonymscocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)do by, handle, treat









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