(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Of a child: very young; of the age when he or she would be termed a baby or infant.

- a baby boy

2. Of an animal: young.

- a baby elephant

3. Intended for babies.

- baby clothes

4. (of vegetables, etc.) Picked when small and immature (as in baby corn, baby potatoes).


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

Similar word(s): babe, infant

Definition categories: person, child, kid

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

- the baby of the family

- the baby of the Supreme Court

Definition categories: person, issue, offspring, progeny

3. an immature childish person

- stop being a baby!

Similar word(s): child

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

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

Definition categories: person, fetus, foetus

5. a very young mammal

- baby rabbits

Definition categories: animal

6. a project of personal concern to someone

- this project is his baby

Definition categories: act, labor, project, task, undertaking

Sentences with baby as a noun:

- When is your baby due?

- Stand up for yourself - don't be such a baby!

- Hey baby, what are you doing later?

- The annual report has been my baby since September.

- See my new car here? I can't wait to take this baby for a drive.


1. treat with excessive indulgence

Similar word(s): cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil

Definition categories: social, handle, treat