What does Infant mean?

Definitions for Infant
ˈɪn fəntIn·fant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. infant(Noun)

    A very young human being, from birth to somewhere between six months and two years of age, needing almost constant care and/or attention.

    Etymology: infantem, accusative masculine singular of infans, nominal use of the adjective meaning 'not able to speak', from in- + fans, present participle of for. The verb is from enfanter, from the same Latin source.

  2. infant(Noun)

    A minor.

    Etymology: infantem, accusative masculine singular of infans, nominal use of the adjective meaning 'not able to speak', from in- + fans, present participle of for. The verb is from enfanter, from the same Latin source.

  3. infant(Noun)

    A noble or aristocratic youth.

    Etymology: infantem, accusative masculine singular of infans, nominal use of the adjective meaning 'not able to speak', from in- + fans, present participle of for. The verb is from enfanter, from the same Latin source.

  4. infant(Verb)

    To bear or bring forth (a child); to produce, in general.

    Etymology: infantem, accusative masculine singular of infans, nominal use of the adjective meaning 'not able to speak', from in- + fans, present participle of for. The verb is from enfanter, from the same Latin source.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Infant(noun)

    a child in the first period of life, beginning at his birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of age

    Etymology: [L. infans; pref. in- not + fari to speak: cf. F. enfant, whence OE. enfaunt. See Fame, and cf. Infante, Infanta.]

  2. Infant(noun)

    a person who is not of full age, or who has not attained the age of legal capacity; a person under the age of twenty-one years; a minor

    Etymology: [L. infans; pref. in- not + fari to speak: cf. F. enfant, whence OE. enfaunt. See Fame, and cf. Infante, Infanta.]

  3. Infant(noun)

    same as Infante

    Etymology: [L. infans; pref. in- not + fari to speak: cf. F. enfant, whence OE. enfaunt. See Fame, and cf. Infante, Infanta.]

  4. Infant(adj)

    of or pertaining to infancy, or the first period of life; tender; not mature; as, infant strength

    Etymology: [L. infans; pref. in- not + fari to speak: cf. F. enfant, whence OE. enfaunt. See Fame, and cf. Infante, Infanta.]

  5. Infant(adj)

    intended for young children; as, an infant school

    Etymology: [L. infans; pref. in- not + fari to speak: cf. F. enfant, whence OE. enfaunt. See Fame, and cf. Infante, Infanta.]

  6. Infant(verb)

    to bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in general

    Etymology: [L. infans; pref. in- not + fari to speak: cf. F. enfant, whence OE. enfaunt. See Fame, and cf. Infante, Infanta.]

Freebase

  1. Infant

    An infant is the very young offspring of a human. When applied to humans, the term is usually considered synonymous with baby or bairn, but the latter is commonly applied to the young of any animal. When a human child learns to walk, the term toddler may be used instead. The term infant is typically applied to young children between the ages of 1 month and 12 months; however, definitions may vary between birth and 2 years of age. A newborn is an infant who is only hours, days, or up to a few weeks old. In medical contexts, newborn or neonate refers to an infant in the first 28 days after birth; the term applies to premature infants, postmature infants, and full term infants. Before birth, the term fetus is used.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Infant

    in′fant, n. a babe: (Eng. law) a person under twenty-one years of age.—adj. belonging to infants or to infancy: tender: intended for infants.—v.t. (obs.) to have as an infant: to give rise to.—n. In′fancy, the state or time of being an infant: childhood: the beginning of anything: (Milt.) want of distinct utterance.—adjs. Infantile (in′fant-īl, or -il), Infantine (in′fant-īn, or -in), pertaining to infancy or to an infant. [L. infans, -antisin, not, fans, pr.p. of fāri, to speak; Gr. phēmi.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Infant

    A child between 1 and 23 months of age.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. INFANT

    A disturber of the peace. INFANTRY A defender of the peace.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Infant

    In law, any person under the age of twenty-one.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Infant' in Nouns Frequency: #1546

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How to say Infant in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Infant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Infant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Infant in a Sentence

  1. Burlington County:

    During this child's short time on Earth, she experienced nothing but pain and suffering caused by the hands of her own mother, this was an atrocious act, and one that was entirely preventable given our state's law that allows someone to anonymously give up an unwanted infant.

  2. Nicole Curtis:

    Just because babies can’t speak doesn’t mean they are not thinking, [I am] really being an advocate right now for infant mental health because separation from mothers… I’m a breastfeeding mother….

  3. Stormy Daniels:

    I was in a parking lot going to a fitness class with my infant daughter and a guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story,’ and he leaned round and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It would be a shame if something happened to her mom.’.

  4. Mayada Elsabbagh:

    The idea is that in autism, very subtle, atypical behaviors of the infant may cause them to be less sensitive and attentive to those social signals from their mothers, in turn, mothers are not able to maintain synchrony in the interaction.

  5. Francis Bacon:

    It is as natural to die as to be born and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.

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