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ˈɪn fəntin·fant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baby, babe, infantnoun

    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. infantnoun

    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. infantnoun

    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. infantnoun

    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. infantverb

    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. Infantnoun

    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. Infantnoun

    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. Infantnoun

    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. Infantadjective

    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. Infantadjective

    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. Infantverb

    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. Richard Craig:

    It's very similar to the feeling of sitting down on a couch with a loved one you feel safe with, and when you feel safe with someone, you relax, it's also very similar to the way we talk to an infant to calm them :' Hey, it's OK. I'm here for you. You're safe. I care about you.' These are universal behaviors of how to calm someone.

  2. Karen Puopolo:

    In fact, the risk in the short-term appears to be no greater if mother and infant room-in together using infection control measures compared to physical separation of the infant in a room separate from the mother.

  3. Ali Faruk:

    We used to take our boys to public places a lot and place them on blankets on the floor, i would’ve loved having stations like these because then I wouldn’t have to be super vigilant about another child accidentally running over my infant while they’re playing.

  4. Bill Schuette:

    I would certainly not bathe a newborn child or a young infant in this bad water, and if you can't drink the bad water, you shouldn't pay for it.

  5. August Fons:

    If you’re struggling with a new infant, and you’re unable to take care of that baby, the best response is to find somebody that can help you at a designated safe haven.

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