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Meaning & Definition of Baby in English

English

Baby

/bebi/

noun

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

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • baby
  • ,
  • babe
  • ,
  • infant

2. The youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)

  • "The baby of the family"
  • "The baby of the supreme court"
    synonym:
  • baby

3. An immature childish person

  • "He remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"
  • "Stop being a baby!"
    synonym:
  • child
  • ,
  • baby

4. An unborn child

  • A human fetus
  • "I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby"
  • "It was great to feel my baby moving about inside"
    synonym:
  • baby

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

    synonym:
  • baby
  • ,
  • babe
  • ,
  • sister

6. A very young mammal

  • "Baby rabbits"
    synonym:
  • baby

7. A project of personal concern to someone

  • "This project is his baby"
    synonym:
  • baby

verb

1. Treat with excessive indulgence

  • "Grandparents often pamper the children"
  • "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
    synonym:
  • pamper
  • ,
  • featherbed
  • ,
  • cosset
  • ,
  • cocker
  • ,
  • baby
  • ,
  • coddle
  • ,
  • mollycoddle
  • ,
  • spoil
  • ,
  • indulge

Examples of using

It makes me want to make a baby.
Imagine being that baby!
Don't worry about the baby.