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"


  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.

  2. infant(Noun)

    A minor.

  3. infant(Noun)

    A noble or aristocratic youth.

  4. infant(Verb)

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

  5. 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.

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

  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

  3. Infant(noun)

    same as Infante

  4. Infant(adj)

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

  5. Infant(adj)

    intended for young children; as, an infant school

  6. Infant(verb)

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

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


  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


    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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  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. Ralph Northam:

    The infant would be delivered.

  2. Guinnevere Shuster:

    It's no different than having a small child or an infant.

  3. James Henry Leigh Hunt:

    Those who have lost an infant are never, in a way, without an infant.

  4. Don Neiffer:

    She never showed us any signs that she was concerned about her infant.

  5. Russell Viner:

    It is not inevitable. We know that countries can turn around their infant mortality rate.

Images & Illustrations of infant

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