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"
A very young human being, from birth to somewhere between six months and two years of age, needing almost constant care and/or attention.
A noble or aristocratic youth.
To bear or bring forth (a child); to produce, in general.
Origin: 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.
a child in the first period of life, beginning at his birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of age
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
same as Infante
of or pertaining to infancy, or the first period of life; tender; not mature; as, infant strength
intended for young children; as, an infant school
to bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in general
Origin: [L. infans; pref. in- not + fari to speak: cf. F. enfant, whence OE. enfaunt. See Fame, and cf. Infante, Infanta.]
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
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, -antis—in, not, fans, pr.p. of fāri, to speak; Gr. phēmi.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A child between 1 and 23 months of age.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A disturber of the peace. INFANTRY A defender of the peace.
Etymology and Origins
In law, any person under the age of twenty-one.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'infant' in Nouns Frequency: #1546
The numerical value of infant in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of infant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of infant in a Sentence
The infant would be delivered.
It's no different than having a small child or an infant.
Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.
She never showed us any signs that she was concerned about her infant.
It is not inevitable. We know that countries can turn around their infant mortality rate.
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- spædbarn, mindreårigDanish
- Baby, SäuglingGerman
- βρέφος, νήπιοGreek
- infano, infanaEsperanto
- nene, infanteSpanish
- طفل, کودکPersian
- imeväinen, pikkulapsiFinnish
- nourrisson, bébéFrench
- maothranScottish Gaelic
- עולל, תינוקHebrew
- kisbaba, kiskorú, csecsemőHungarian
- երեխա, մանուկ, անչափահասArmenian
- minore, minorenne, bambino, bambinaItalian
- 赤ちゃん, 赤ん坊, 幼児, 乳児Japanese
- наристе, балаKyrgyz
- mindreårig, spebarn, barnNorwegian
- infante, menorPortuguese
- младенец, ребёнок, дитяRussian
- spädbarn, underårigSwedish
- watoto wachangaSwahili
- శిశువు, పసిపాపTelugu
- trẻ sơ sinhVietnamese
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