|1.||[ noun ] a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk|
"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|
|Related terms:||girl cant|
|3.||[ noun ] (zoology) a very young mammal|
: "baby rabbits"
|4.||[ noun ] the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)|
"the baby of the family" "the baby of the Supreme Court"
|5.||[ noun ] an immature childish person|
"he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived" "stop being a baby!"
|6.||[ noun ] a project of personal concern to someone|
"this project is his baby"
|7.||[ adjective ] being or befitting or characteristic of an infant|
|8.||[ adjective ] (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity|
"baby carrots" "new potatoes" "young corn"
|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|