1. [ noun ] a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
Synonyms: babe infant

"isn't she too young to have a baby?"

Related terms: child cherub foundling godchild neonate nursling papoose premature_baby small-for-gestational-age_infant test-tube_baby blue_baby war_baby pamper
2. [ noun ] (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
Synonyms: sister
Related terms: girl cant
3. [ noun ] (zoology) a very young mammal

: "baby rabbits"

Related terms: young_mammal
4. [ noun ] the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)

"the baby of the family" "the baby of the Supreme Court"

Related terms: offspring
5. [ noun ] an immature childish person
Synonyms: child

"he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived" "stop being a baby!"

Related terms: person
6. [ noun ] a project of personal concern to someone

"this project is his baby"

Related terms: undertaking
7. [ adjective ] being or befitting or characteristic of an infant
Synonyms: infantile infant

"baby rabbits"

Related terms: young
8. [ adjective ] (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity
Synonyms: new young

"baby carrots" "new potatoes" "young corn"

Related terms: early
9. [ verb ] treat with excessive indulgence
Synonyms: coddle pamper indulge cocker mollycoddle spoil cosset featherbed

"grandparents often pamper the children" "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

Related terms: treat indulgence pamperer mollycoddle
Similar spelling:   Babb