English noun: baby
|1.||baby (person) a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk|
|Samples||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.
|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)|
|Samples||The baby of the family.|
The baby of the Supreme Court.
|Broader (hypernym)||issue, offspring, progeny|
|3.||baby (person) an immature childish person|
|Samples||He remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived.|
Stop being a baby!.
|Broader (hypernym)||individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul|
|4.||baby (person) an unborn child; a human fetus|
|Samples||I 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|
|Broader (hypernym)||fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman|
|Domain usage||argot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular|
|6.||baby (animal) a very young mammal|
|Broader (hypernym)||young mammal|
|7.||baby (act) a project of personal concern to someone|
|Samples||This project is his baby.|
|Broader (hypernym)||labor, project, task, undertaking|
English verb: baby
|1.||baby (social) treat with excessive indulgence|
|Samples||Grandparents often pamper the children.|
Let's not mollycoddle our students!.
|Synonyms||cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||do by, handle, treat|