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Noun: baby  bey-bee
  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";
    - babe [literary], infant, bub [Austral, informal], bundle of joy
  2. The youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
    "the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"
  3. An immature childish person
    "stop being a baby!";
    - child
  4. An unborn child; a human foetus
    "I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby"; "it was great to feel my baby moving about inside"
  5. A very young mammal
    "baby rabbits"
  6. A project of personal concern to someone
    "this project is his baby"
  7. [informal] Someone who is loved (used as term of endearment)
    - beloved, dear, dearest, honey [informal], love, darling, sweetheart, sugar [informal], duck [Brit, informal], hon [informal]
Verb: baby  bey-bee
  1. Treat with excessive indulgence
    "grandparents often baby the children";
    - pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker [rare], coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge, nanny [informal]
Adjective: baby  bey-bee
  1. Intended for or relating to babies
  2. Smaller than normal
    "baby onions"

Derived forms: babying, babied, babies

Type of: child, do by, fetus, foetus [Brit, Cdn], handle, individual, issue, kid [informal], labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], lover, mortal, offspring, person, progeny, project, somebody, someone, soul, task, treat, undertaking, young mammal

Encyclopedia: Baby, Please