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  1. ba·by
    IPA[ˈbābē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a very young child, especially one newly or recently born:

      his wife's just had a baby a baby girl
      Synonym : infant, newborn, child, tot, little one, bairn, sprog, bundle of joy, tiny, babe, babe in arms, neonate
    • 2. a young or newly born animal:

      bats only have one baby a year baby rabbits
    • 3. the youngest member of a family or group:

      Clara was the baby of the family
      Synonym : youngest, junior member, smallest, littlest
    • 4. a timid or childish person:

      “Don't be such a baby!” she said witheringly
    • 5. one's particular responsibility, achievement, or concern:

      “This is your baby, Gerry,” she said, handing him the brief
    • 6. a young woman or a person with whom one is having a romantic relationship (often as a form of address):

      my baby left me for another guy baby, don't cry!
    • 7. a thing regarded with affection or familiarity:

      this baby can reach speeds of 140 mph

    adjective

    • 1. comparatively small or immature of its kind:

      a baby grand piano
    • 2. (of vegetables) picked before reaching their usual size:

      baby carrots

    verb

    • 1. treat (someone) as a baby; pamper or be overprotective toward:

      her aunt babied her and fussed over her clothes
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: baby, plural noun: babies

    • noun

      a very young child:

      a very young animal:

    • adjective

      comparatively small or immature of its kind:

      (of vegetables) picked before reaching their usual size:

    • verb

      treat (someone) as a baby; pamper or be overprotective towards:
    • noun

      a pale shade of blue.

      blue eyes.

    • noun

      a doll designed to look like a baby.

      a girl or woman with pretty, ingenuous, childlike looks.

    • adjective

      denoting a style of women's clothing or sleepwear resembling that traditionally worn by a doll or young child, especially short, high-waisted, short-sleeved dresses.
    • noun

      a smooth round face like a baby's.

      (in professional wrestling) a wrestler who adopts a likeable or sympathetic persona in the ring:

    • noun

      a difficult problem that is only aggravated by attempts to solve it:

      a contemptuous term for a black person.

    • noun

      fat on the body of a baby or child that disappears as it grows up.

      the extra body fat that a woman may develop during pregnancy.

    • noun

      a four-wheeled carriage for a baby, typically with a retractable hood, pushed by a person on foot.
    • noun

      the extra weight gained by a woman during the course of pregnancy, in particular that which remains after she has given birth:
    • noun

      a protruding stomach caused by eating a large quantity of food and supposedly resembling that of a woman in the early stages of pregnancy:
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