Definitions for babyˈbeɪ bi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(n.)an infant or very young child.
Category: Developmental Biology
a human fetus.
Category: Developmental Biology
a newborn or very young animal.
the youngest member of a family, group, etc.
an immature or childish person.
Informal. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman. a person of whom one is deeply fond; sweetheart. (sometimes cap.) an affectionate or familiar term of address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, subordinates, etc.). a project, creation, etc., that requires one's special attention or of which one is esp. proud. a person or object:
Those big babies can carry a lot of cargo.
Category: Informal, Sexuality, Status (usage)
(adj.)for a baby:
of or like a baby; infantile:
smaller than the usual:
(v.t.)to treat like a young child; pamper.
to handle or use with special care.
* Usage: Definition 5a is sometimes used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting or demeaning to women. Definition 5b is used by a man or woman to refer to a sweetheart. Definition 5c is an affectionate term of address. However, when used in the workplace or in social interactions with strangers, it is sometimes perceived as insulting.
Origin of baby:
1350–1400; ME; see babe , -y2
baby, babe, infant(noun)
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"
the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
"the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"
an immature childish person
"he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"
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"
baby, babe, sister(noun)
(slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
a very young mammal
a project of personal concern to someone
"this project is his baby"
pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge(verb)
treat with excessive indulgence
"grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a very young child
a woman holding a baby; a baby son/daughter
to give birth
She had a baby in December.
a young animal
a mother duck and her babies; a baby rabbit
A very young human, particularly from birth to a couple of years old or until walking is fully mastered.
Any very young animal, especially a vertebrate; many species have specific names for their babies, such as kittens for the babies of cats, puppies for the babies of dogs, and chicks for the babies of birds. See :Category:Baby animals for more.
A person who is immature or infantile.
Stand up for yourself - don't be such a baby!
A term of endearment for a girlfriend or boyfriend or spouse.
A form of address to a man or a woman considered to be attractive.
Hey baby, what are you doing later?
A pet project or responsibility.
The annual report has been my baby since September.
The lastborn of a family; a benjamin.
Of a child: very young; of the age when he or she would be termed a baby or infant.
a baby boy
Of an animal: young.
a baby elephant
Intended for babies.
Picked when small and immature (as in baby corn, baby potatoes).
Origin: From babee, babi, from babe, equivalent to .
an infant or young child of either sex; a babe
a small image of an infant; a doll
pertaining to, or resembling, an infant; young or little; as, baby swans
to treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to fondle
"Baby" is a song by American singer Brandy Norwood, taken from her self-titled debut studio album, Brandy. It was penned by Keith Crouch, Kipper Jones, and Rahsaan Patterson and produced by the former. Released as the album's second single on December 24, 1994 in the United States, the song spent four weeks on top of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It also reached number 4 on the Hot 100 and the New Zealand singles chart, and number 16 in Australia. A music video was accompanied and directed by Hype Williams. It was photographed in the middle of Times Square in New York City in December 1994 and portrays Norwood and her company dancing in skiing outfits. Met with generally positive reviews from contemporary critics, "Baby" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the 1996 ceremony.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'baby' among Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1187
Written Corpus Frequency
Word rank popularity for 'baby' among Written Corpus Frequency: #864
Word rank popularity for 'baby' among Nouns Frequency: #385
Translations for baby
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a very young child
Some babies cry during the night; (also adjective) a baby boy.
- bebêPortuguese (BR)
- das BabyGerman
- baby-; spædbarns-Danish
- βρέφος, πολύ μικρό παιδίGreek
- بچه؛ کودکFarsi
- malo dijeteCroatian
- smábarn; ungbarnIcelandic
- bambino, bebèItalian
- bērniņš; zīdainisLatvian
- baby, spedbarnNorwegian
- بچه؛ کودکPersian
- تې خور، ما شوم، كو چنى، وړوكىPashto
- младенец, малышRussian
- bebis, spädbarnSwedish
- 嬰兒Chinese (Trad.)
- маля; маленькийUkrainian
- ننھا منا شیر خوار بچہUrdu
- trẻ nhỏVietnamese
- 婴儿Chinese (Simp.)
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