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 baby baby

noun

  • () a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk  ( infant, babe, baby )
    a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
     the baby began to cry again
    the baby began to cry again
     she held the baby in her arms
    she held the baby in her arms
     it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different
    it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different
  • () the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)  ( baby )
    the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
     the baby of the family
    the baby of the family
     the baby of the Supreme Court
    the baby of the Supreme Court
  • a project of personal concern to someone  ( baby )
    a project of personal concern to someone
     this project is his baby
    this project is his baby
  • a very young mammal  ( baby )
    a very young mammal
     baby rabbits
    baby rabbits
  • an unborn child; a human fetus  ( baby )
    an unborn child; a human fetus
     I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby
    I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby
     it was great to feel my baby moving about inside
    it was great to feel my baby moving about inside
  • an immature childish person  ( baby, child )
    an immature childish person
     he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived
    he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived
     stop being a baby!
    stop being a baby!
  • verb

  • treat with excessive indulgence  ( baby, cocker, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, spoil, pamper, coddle )
    treat with excessive indulgence
     grandparents often pamper the children
    grandparents often pamper the children
     Let's not mollycoddle our students!
    Let's not mollycoddle our students!