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A human baby.

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A baby monkey.

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A baby elephant (sometimes called a calf).

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Middle English babe + -y/-ie "endearing and diminutive suffix"

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Baby

Plural
bab

Baby (bab)

  1. A very young human, from birth to a couple of years old.
  2. Any very young animal, especially a vertebrate; many species have specific names for their babies, such as kittens for the babies of cats, puppies for the babies of dogs, and chicks for the babies of birds. See Category:Baby animals for more.
  3. A person who is immature or infantile.
    Stand up for yourself - don't be such a baby!
  4. A term of endearment for a girlfriend or boyfriend or spouse.
  5. (informal) A form of address to a man or a woman considered to be attractive.
    Hey baby, what are you doing later?
  6. A pet project or responsibility.
    The annual report has been my baby since September.
  7. The lastborn of a family; a benjamin.

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Adjective[edit | edit source]

Baby (not comparable)

Positive
Baby

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

(used only before the noun)

  1. Of a child: very young; of the age when he or she would be termed a baby or infant.
    a baby boy
  2. Of an animal: young.
    a baby elephant
  3. Intended for babies.
    baby clothes
  4. (of vegetables, etc.) Picked when small and immature (as in baby corn, baby potatoes).

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

When refering to a human baby (as per noun sense 1 above) the usual practice is to treat 'human' as the adjective and 'baby' as the noun.

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Verb[edit | edit source]

Infinitive
to Baby

Third person singular
babies

Simple past
babied

Past participle
babied

Present participle
babying

to Baby (third-person singular simple present babies, present participle babying, simple past and past participle babied)

  1. To coddle.

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Look at pages starting with baby.

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Dutch[edit | edit source]

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Baby m. (plural baby's, diminutive baby'tje or babytje, diminutive plural baby'tjes or babytjes)

  1. baby (infant)

Finnish[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧by

Noun[edit | edit source]

Baby

  1. baby

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French[edit | edit source]

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From English

Noun[edit | edit source]

Baby m. (plural Babys)

  1. table soccer, table football
  2. baby, darling, sweetheart

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