Baby Definition

bābē
babied, babies, baby, babying
noun
babies
A very young child; infant.
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An unborn child; a fetus.
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A very young animal.
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A person who behaves like an infant; helpless or timid person.
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The youngest or smallest in a group.
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Antonyms:
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adjective
Of or for an infant.
Baby food.
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Extremely young.
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Infantile or childish.
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Small of its kind.
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Small and delicate because immature.
Baby corn, baby lettuces.
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Antonyms:
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verb
babied, babies, babying
To treat like a baby; pamper; coddle.
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To handle with great care.
To baby a new car.
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Other Word Forms of Baby

Noun

Singular:
baby
Plural:
babies

Origin of Baby

  • From Middle English babee, babi (“baby”), from babe (“babe, baby”), equivalent to babe +‎ -y/-ie (“endearing and diminutive suffix”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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