What does baby mean?

Definitions for baby
ˈbeɪ biba·by

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word baby.

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"

  2. baby(noun)

    the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)

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

  3. child, baby(noun)

    an immature childish person

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

  4. baby(noun)

    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, sister(noun)

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

  6. baby(noun)

    a very young mammal

    "baby rabbits"

  7. baby(verb)

    a project of personal concern to someone

    "this project is his baby"

  8. 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!"


  1. baby(Noun)

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

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

  2. baby(Noun)

    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.

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

  3. baby(Noun)

    A person who is immature or infantile.

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

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

  4. baby(Noun)

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

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

  5. baby(Noun)

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

    Hey baby, what are you doing later?

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

  6. baby(Noun)

    A pet project or responsibility.

    The annual report has been my baby since September.

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

  7. baby(Noun)

    The lastborn of a family; a benjamin.

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

  8. baby(Verb)

    To coddle.

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

  9. baby(Adjective)

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

    a baby boy

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

  10. baby(Adjective)

    Of an animal: young.

    a baby elephant

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

  11. baby(Adjective)

    Intended for babies.

    baby clothes

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

  12. baby(Adjective)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baby(noun)

    an infant or young child of either sex; a babe

  2. Baby(noun)

    a small image of an infant; a doll

  3. Baby(adj)

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

  4. Baby(verb)

    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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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

How to pronounce baby?

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How to say baby in sign language?

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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. Zak Evans ':

    Police Chief Heath Landry said. Zak Evans ' said Zak Evans ' was mad, but it was only because Zak Evans ' was worried about Zak Evans ' wife and baby. Cabrini Hospital intervened in the father’s arrest, however ; a doctor called and said there might be issues with the pregnancy. Officers wrote Zak Evans ' a ticket for speeding, flight from an officer and careless operation. Creola Police dropped off Evans in the hospital parking lot, but he missed the birth of Zak Evans ', Zak Evans ', who came in at 4 pounds, 4 ounces. Police Chief Heath Landry said the arrest was a public safety issue, but the Evanses said Creola Police still are unhappy about the incident. But, the family is choosing to look at the bright side : Zak Evans ' is going to be OK. She's alive, thanks to the Cabrini team. She's alive.

  2. Gerard Way:

    Then one day, I saw bodies falling from the sky. I witnessed people dying. And that's when I decided to turn my life around[...] Being on tour for the first few years was bad. All we'd do is get drunk and do drugs, but I loved it. Because I was doing something I loved with people I loved[...] And now, 2011, I have a beautiful baby girl and a caring wife and I get to perform for all my adoring fans every day. I am living proof that no matter how bad life gets, it gets better. I am Gerard Way and I survived. You will too.

  3. John Stamos:

    I don’t know what I would do if I wasn't having a baby right now, like, I've done everything anyone could ever... I've had the most beautiful blessed life on the planet, and the most honest real thing I could do I haven't done.

  4. Leonardo Pereira:

    When a mother who refused the flu vaccine delivers, her newborn baby is more likely to contract influenza and more likely to require hospitalization compared to babies born to mothers who were vaccinated during pregnancy.

  5. Beverly Winston:

    She deserves the chance to fight for her life and she's got a troop that will help her 100 % and above, that's our baby, and we want to give her all the chances there are.

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Translations for baby

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  • 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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