What does suckling mean?

Definitions for suckling
ˈsʌk lɪŋsuck·ling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Suckling, Sir John Sucklingnoun

    English poet and courtier (1609-1642)

  2. nursling, nurseling, sucklingnoun

    an infant considered in relation to its nurse

  3. sucklingnoun

    a young mammal that has not been weaned

  4. suckling, lactationnoun

    feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast


  1. sucklingnoun

    A young mammal which isn't weaned yet

  2. sucklingnoun

    A young horse (fowl) that still suckles milk from its mother, a dam.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sucklingnoun

    A young creature yet fed by the pap.

    Etymology: from suck.

    I provide a suckling,
    That ne’er had nourishment but from the teat. Dryden.

    Young animals participate of the nature of their tender aliment, as sucklings of milk. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. suckling

    Suckling refers to a young mammal, like a baby, that is in the process of feeding on its mother's milk, or the act of feeding an infant or young mammal with milk from the mother's breast.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suckling

    of Suckle

  2. Sucklingverb

    a young child or animal nursed at the breast

  3. Sucklingverb

    a small kind of yellow clover (Trifolium filiforme) common in Southern Europe

  4. Etymology: [OE. sokeling. See Suck, v. t.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Suckling is ranked #136449 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Suckling surname appeared 123 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Suckling.

    92.6% or 114 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suckling in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suckling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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