What does infant mean?

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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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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. Kit Opie:

    Males [in the group] are basically sitting around waiting to mate with the female, it would therefore pay for the man to kill the infant, so he can mate with the female.

  2. Regina Rodriguez:

    . Shortly before the couple were buried, the gunman’s first wife spoke publicly for the first time since the massacre. Tessa Brennaman said Tessa Brennaman lived in constant fear of Kelley, a former airman, and said he had once placed a handgun against Tessa Brennaman head and threatened to kill Tessa Brennaman. He just had a lot of demons or hatred inside of him, Brennaman, 25, told CBS’s Inside Edition. In 2012, while stationed at an Air Force base in New Mexico, Kelley received a court-martial conviction for physically abusing Brennaman and fracturing his infant stepson’s skull. At the Grace Bible Church in La Vernia where the Richard Rodriguez funeral service was held, about 500 people gathered to hear tributes to the couple, who were married in 2006. Rodriguez’s first wife died 15 years ago. Richard Rodriguez only child, daughter Regina Rodriguez, 33, said it was a small comfort that Regina Rodriguez father and Therese died together, deeply in love and inside their place of worship. What a perfect way to leave this world, not one of them going through mourning and burying each other, because I know that my dad could n’t do it again.

  3. Jana Coombs:

    Juggling a household, having an infant in the house, getting 5,000 emails a day from all their teachers, trying to keep up... different apps, different codes, different platforms, some links don't work, you're running from one laptop to another.

  4. Kenneth Kochanek:

    That's another positive, we have the increase in United States. We have six of the 10 leading causes of death showing decreases, the overdose report showing a decrease in drug overdose deaths and infant mortality going down also.

  5. Karen Clark:

    We don't see this as political at all, we see this as theological, we know that this infant baby Jesus... grew up to be a Christ who calls us to compassion for our neighbor, compassion for one another.

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