What does Baby mean?

Definitions for Baby
ˈbeɪ biba·by

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Baby.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baby, babe, infantnoun

    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"

  2. babynoun

    the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)

    "the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"

  3. child, babynoun

    an immature childish person

    "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"

  4. babynoun

    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"

  5. baby, babe, sisternoun

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

  6. babynoun

    a very young mammal

    "baby rabbits"

  7. babyverb

    a project of personal concern to someone

    "this project is his baby"

  8. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulgeverb

    treat with excessive indulgence

    "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"


  1. babynoun

    A very young human, particularly from birth to a couple of years old or until walking is fully mastered.

  2. babynoun

    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.

  3. babynoun

    A person who is immature or infantile.

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

  4. babynoun

    A term of endearment for a girlfriend or boyfriend or spouse.

  5. babynoun

    A form of address to a man or a woman considered to be attractive.

    Hey baby, what are you doing later?

  6. babynoun

    A pet project or responsibility.

    The annual report has been my baby since September.

  7. babynoun

    The lastborn of a family; a benjamin.

  8. babyverb

    To coddle.

  9. babyadjective

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

    a baby boy

  10. babyadjective

    Of an animal: young.

    a baby elephant

  11. babyadjective

    Intended for babies.

    baby clothes

  12. babyadjective

    Picked when small and immature (as in baby corn, baby potatoes).

  13. Etymology: From babee, babi, from babe, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Babynoun

    The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart
    Goes all decorum. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    The child must have sugar plumbs, rather than make the poor baby cry. John Locke.

    He must marry, and propagate: the father cannot stay for the portion, nor the mother for babies to play with. John Locke.

    The archduke saw that Perkin would prove a runnagate; and that it was the part of children to fall out about babies. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    Since no image can represent the great Creator, never think to honour him by your foolish puppets, and babies of dirt and clay. Edward Stillingfleet, Def. of Disc. on Rom. Idolatry.


  1. Baby

    Baby is a song by American recording artist Angie Stone. It was written by Stone along with Corey "Co-T" Tatum and Kevin "5 Star" Norton for her fourth studio album, The Art of Love & War (1999), while production was helmed by Tatum and Noton 5 Star. The song is built around a sample of "Give Me Your Love (Love Song)" by Curtis Mayfield. Due to the inclusion of the sample, Mayfield is also credited as a songwriter. It served as the album's first single as well as Stone's debut released with Stax Records. "Baby" became her second song to reach the top of Billboard's Adult R&B Songs in the United States.


  1. Baby

    A baby is a very young human being, typically referring to an infant or a child in the first few years of life. Babies are characterized by their dependency on adults for care, their limited communication skills, and their rapid physical and cognitive development. They require proper nutrition, frequent diaper changes, and constant attention to ensure their well-being and growth.

  2. baby

    A baby is a term typically used to describe a human offspring that is in its early stage of development after birth, usually ranging from newborn to around two years old. Babies are characterized by their dependency on caregivers for basic needs such as feeding, diaper changing, and overall care. They are in a stage of rapid growth and development, acquiring various physical, cognitive, and social skills during this early period of their life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Babynoun

    an infant or young child of either sex; a babe

  2. Babynoun

    a small image of an infant; a doll

  3. Babyadjective

    pertaining to, or resembling, an infant; young or little; as, baby swans

  4. Babyverb

    to treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to fondle


  1. Baby

    "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.

Editors Contribution

  1. baby

    A child from birth to a year.

    The baby was so content & so were it's parents.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 16, 2019  

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  2. BABY

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BABY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Baby is ranked #36426 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Baby surname appeared 614 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Baby.

    71% or 436 total occurrences were Asian.
    19.5% or 120 total occurrences were White.
    5.3% or 33 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Baby' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1187

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Baby' in Written Corpus Frequency: #864

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Baby' in Nouns Frequency: #385

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baby in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Baby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Baby in a Sentence

  1. Greg Falgiano:

    All of this is tracked in the app, too, so you can go back and see … How was the temperature over the last week ? Or, was it really humid, and that's maybe why the baby wasn't sleeping well ? SMART SAFE TECH : BLAZE LASERLIGHT MAKES CYCLISTS SAFER ON THE ROAD Even the look of the device can be adjusted. Parents can dress up The Arlo Baby to look like a rabbit( with snap-on ears and feet), a Dalmatian, or a cat. It also records video, so busy parents don't have to miss milestones like their baby’s first words or first steps. If one parent is on the road, you can use your smartphone and get access to a live feed from the camera, and type in your password to get into the app and see what baby's doing at any time of the day, Falgiano said. MIT RESEARCHERS GIVE THE WHITE CANE USED BY THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED A HIGH-TECH UPDATE Users can talk to their babies when they’re away, thanks to the monitor’s two-way audio. Speak into your smartphone, and The Arlo Baby will hear your voice on the monitor’s speaker. The camera can also be used to record or live-stream nannies and babysitters. The most important thing you can protect is your family.

  2. Terry Jo:

    So all of this has been a push to cure my kid and then in the end, I am going to cure other woman's kids and you know what ? And that is so great. I met this baby just a couple of months ago. I was looking at that baby and I was thinking, we are going to cure that baby, we are going to cure that baby.

  3. Carl Sandburg:

    A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.

  4. Amy Brown:

    It should also be noted that if your baby has developmental difficulties or has had very slow weight gain, then you should talk to your health professional before starting solids as a baby-led approach might not be appropriate, what is of central importance is feeding your baby responsively; looking to them for signs of hunger and fullness, and not trying to get them to finish a portion if they do not want to. This applies whether you are spoon-feeding or letting babies self-feed, and indeed is important during milk feeding and for older children, too. Offer a range of tastes, varieties, and textures and let your baby eat as much as they need.

  5. Unknown:

    Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby.

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Translations for Baby

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • babaAfrikaans
  • حبيب, رضيع, عزيزي, طفلArabic
  • ushagAzerbaijani
  • йәш бала, бала, сабый, бәпәй, бәләкәй балаBashkir
  • дзіця́, немаўля́Belarusian
  • бебешки, бе́беBulgarian
  • শিশুBengali
  • པུ་གུTibetan Standard
  • babig, poupigBreton
  • benjamí, nadó, bebèCatalan, Valencian
  • miminko, děťátko, dítěCzech
  • babanWelsh
  • baby, spædbarn, pattebarnDanish
  • süß, Schatz, Säugling, Kleinkind, Baby, SchätzchenGerman
  • βρέφος, μωρό, μωρός, νήπιο, μπέμπαGreek
  • beba, bebo, porbebaEsperanto
  • nene, bebe, niño, benjamina, benjamín, niña, nena, guaguaSpanish
  • beebi, pesamunaEstonian
  • jaioberriBasque
  • بچه, کُره, ته تُغاری, توله, کودک, عزیزمPersian
  • kulta, hani, lapsi, kuopus, poika, pikkulapsi, silmäterä, poikanen, beibi, kultsi, vauva, pentuFinnish
  • vøggubarn, pinkubarn, havingarbarn, nýføðingurFaroese
  • bébé, pour bébé, beau, benjamin, chou, petit, belle, benjamineFrench
  • poppeWestern Frisian
  • leanbhIrish
  • rùn, gràdh, pàisde, leanaban, mìlseachd, leannan, naoidhean, leanabh, rùnag, gaolScottish Gaelic
  • bebéGalician
  • גור, מותק, תינוקת, תינוקHebrew
  • शिशु, बच्चाHindi
  • bébi, csecsemő, babaHungarian
  • պուպսիկ, երեխա, մանուկ, մանկիկArmenian
  • bebe, babyInterlingua
  • bayiIndonesian
  • bebeo, infantetoIdo
  • ungabarn, kornabarn, ungbarnIcelandic
  • cucciolo, bella, bebè, bimbo, tesoro, bambino, bimba, bambina, to a woman, per i bimbi, piccolo, belloItalian
  • ᐱᐊᔮᖅ, ᓄᑕᕋᖅ, ᒥᕋᔪᖅInuktitut
  • תִינוֹקHebrew
  • ダーリン, 幼児, 赤ん坊, ベビー, 嬰児, 赤ちゃんJapanese
  • bayiJavanese
  • ბალღი, ჩვილიGeorgian
  • mwanaKikuyu, Gikuyu
  • сәби, балаKazakh
  • piaraq, naalungiarsukKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • កូនង៉ា, កូនង៉ែតKhmer
  • ಬೇಬಿKannada
  • 유아, 아기, 아가Korean
  • به‌چکه‌Kurdish
  • наристе, балаKyrgyz
  • infans, GloriaLatin
  • BëbeeLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • kūdikisLithuanian
  • zīdaine, mazulis, bēbis, pastarītis, pastaris, zīdainis, rūpju bērnsLatvian
  • pōtiki, tamahou, hinehou, pēpiMāori
  • дете, бебешки, младо, детенце, бебе, малоMacedonian
  • വാവMalayalam
  • нярай хүүхэд, нялх хүүхэдMongolian
  • बाळMarathi
  • anak, sayang, anak kecil, bayiMalay
  • tarbijaMaltese
  • baby, spedbarnNorwegian
  • baby, kindje, kleintje, wiegenkind, nieuwgeborene, benjamin, liefje, schatje, geborene, boreling, stuk, pasgeborene, zuigeling, kleuter, lieverd, jongDutch
  • baby, spedbarnNorwegian Nynorsk
  • babyNorwegian
  • awééʼ, lókʼeeshchąąʼíNavajo, Navaho
  • nenetOccitan
  • biibii, abinoojiiyensOjibwe, Ojibwa
  • ଶିଶୁOriya
  • kochanie, dzieciuch, niemowlak, mała, niemowlę, bejbe, maluch, dzieckoPolish
  • querido, filhote, bebê, benjamim, nenê, docinho, criancinhaPortuguese
  • mic, bebeluș, copilului, frumoaso, iubitule, iubire, copil, mezina, iubito, imatur, pui, bebe, mezin, drăguțăRomanian
  • ми́лый, малю́тка, ребёнок, де́тка, малы́ш, детёныш, малы́шка, кро́шка, младе́нец, милый, пу́псик, дитя́, де́тский, деткаRussian
  • новорођенче, малишан, odojče, дојенче, beba, одојче, mališan, детенце, бебa, dojenče, novorođenče, detenceSerbo-Croatian
  • bábätko, dojča, bábä, dieťaSlovak
  • nuunoSomali
  • foshnjaAlbanian
  • leseaSouthern Sotho
  • unge, bäbis, spädbarn, baby, bebisSwedish
  • mtoto, mwanaSwahili
  • குழந்தைTamil
  • పిల్ల, బుజ్జాయి, శిశువు, దూడ, పసిపాప, మానస పుత్రిక, పిల్లాడుTelugu
  • เด็กทารก, เด็กอ่อน, เด็กน้อย, ทารกThai
  • sanggol, bebotTagalog
  • pēpēTonga (Tonga Islands)
  • bebek, yavruTurkish
  • бәбәй, бәбиTatar
  • akokoaTwi
  • немовля́, дити́на, ля́лька, дитинаUkrainian
  • بچہ, بچهUrdu
  • em bé, béVietnamese
  • tuülahicil, jikäläb, jicilil, cilil, jiputül, käläb, putül, hisügäb, hiputül, jisügäb, tuülajicil, sügäb, hicilil, tuülacil, hikäläbVolapük
  • בעיביYiddish
  • 宝宝Chinese
  • ingane, usana, isinganeZulu

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