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ba·by

 (bā′bē)
n. pl. ba·bies
1.
a. A very young child; an infant.
b. An unborn child; a fetus.
c. The youngest member of a family or group.
d. A very young animal.
2. An adult or young person who behaves in an infantile way.
3. Informal
a. A lover or sweetheart.
b. Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.
4. Slang An object of personal concern or interest: Keeping the boat in good repair is your baby.
adj. bab·i·er, bab·i·est
1. Of or having to do with a baby.
2. Infantile or childish.
3. Small in comparison with others of the same kind: baby vegetables.
tr.v. ba·bied, ba·by·ing, ba·bies
To pamper like a baby; coddle. See Synonyms at pamper.

[Middle English : babe, babe; see babe + -y, diminutive suffix.]

ba′by·hood′ n.
ba′by·ish adj.

baby

(ˈbeɪbɪ)
n, pl -bies
1.
a. a newborn or recently born child; infant
b. (as modifier): baby food.
2. (Anatomy) an unborn child; fetus
3. the youngest or smallest of a family or group
4. (Zoology)
a. a newborn or recently born animal
b. (as modifier): baby rabbits.
5. usually derogatory an immature person
6. slang a young woman or sweetheart: often used as a term of address expressing affection
7. a project of personal concern
8. be left holding the baby to be left with the responsibility
9. throw the baby out with the bath water to lose the essential element by indiscriminate rejection
adj
(prenominal) comparatively small of its type: a baby car.
vb (tr) , -bies, -bying or -bied
10. to treat with love and attention
11. to treat (someone) like a baby; pamper or overprotect
[C14: probably childish reduplication; compare mama, papa1]
ˈbabyhood n
ˈbabyish adj

ba•by

(ˈbeɪ bi)

n., pl. -bies, n.
1. an infant or very young child.
2. a human fetus.
3. a newborn or very young animal.
4. the youngest member of a family, group, etc.
5. an immature or childish person.
6. Informal.
a. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman.
b. a person of whom one is deeply fond; sweetheart.
c. (sometimes cap.) an affectionate or familiar term of address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, subordinates, etc.).
d. a project, creation, etc., that requires one's special attention or of which one is esp. proud.
e. a person or object: Those big babies can carry a lot of cargo.
adj.
7. for a baby: baby clothes.
8. of or like a baby; infantile: baby skin.
9. smaller than the usual: baby eggplants.
v.t.
10. to treat like a young child; pamper.
11. to handle or use with special care.
[1350–1400; Middle English; see babe, -y2]
ba′by•hood`, n.
ba′by•ish, adj.
ba′by•ish•ly, adv.
ba′by•ish•ness, n.
usage: Definition 5a is sometimes used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting or demeaning to women. Definition 5b is used by a man or woman to refer to a sweetheart. Definition 5c is an affectionate term of address. However, when used in the workplace or in social interactions with strangers, it is sometimes perceived as insulting.

baby


Past participle: babied
Gerund: babying

Imperative
baby
baby
Present
I baby
you baby
he/she/it babies
we baby
you baby
they baby
Preterite
I babied
you babied
he/she/it babied
we babied
you babied
they babied
Present Continuous
I am babying
you are babying
he/she/it is babying
we are babying
you are babying
they are babying
Present Perfect
I have babied
you have babied
he/she/it has babied
we have babied
you have babied
they have babied
Past Continuous
I was babying
you were babying
he/she/it was babying
we were babying
you were babying
they were babying
Past Perfect
I had babied
you had babied
he/she/it had babied
we had babied
you had babied
they had babied
Future
I will baby
you will baby
he/she/it will baby
we will baby
you will baby
they will baby
Future Perfect
I will have babied
you will have babied
he/she/it will have babied
we will have babied
you will have babied
they will have babied
Future Continuous
I will be babying
you will be babying
he/she/it will be babying
we will be babying
you will be babying
they will be babying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been babying
you have been babying
he/she/it has been babying
we have been babying
you have been babying
they have been babying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been babying
you will have been babying
he/she/it will have been babying
we will have been babying
you will have been babying
they will have been babying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been babying
you had been babying
he/she/it had been babying
we had been babying
you had been babying
they had been babying
Conditional
I would baby
you would baby
he/she/it would baby
we would baby
you would baby
they would baby
Past Conditional
I would have babied
you would have babied
he/she/it would have babied
we would have babied
you would have babied
they would have babied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baby - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talkbaby - a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
blue baby - an infant born with a bluish color; usually has a defective heart
cherub - a sweet innocent baby
child, kid - a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age; "they had three children"; "they were able to send their kids to college"
abandoned infant, foundling - a child who has been abandoned and whose parents are unknown
godchild - an infant who is sponsored by an adult (the godparent) at baptism
neonate, newborn, newborn baby, newborn infant - a baby from birth to four weeks
nurseling, nursling, suckling - an infant considered in relation to its nurse
papoose, pappoose - an American Indian infant
test-tube baby - a baby conceived by fertilization that occurs outside the mother's body; the woman's ova are removed and mixed with sperm in a culture medium - if fertilization occurs the blastocyte is implanted in the woman's uterus
war baby - conceived or born during war
2.baby - 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 Supreme Court"
offspring, progeny, issue - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
3.baby - an immature childish personbaby - an immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
4.baby - an unborn childbaby - an unborn child; a human fetus; "I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby"; "it was great to feel my baby moving about inside"
fetus, foetus - an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
5.baby - (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young womenbaby - (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
6.baby - a very young mammalbaby - a very young mammal; "baby rabbits"
young mammal - any immature mammal
7.baby - a project of personal concern to someonebaby - a project of personal concern to someone; "this project is his baby"
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
Verb1.baby - treat with excessive indulgencebaby - treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"

baby

noun
1. child, infant, babe, wean (Scot.), little one, bairn (Scot.), suckling, newborn child, babe in arms, sprog (slang), neonate, rug rat (slang), ankle-biter (Austral. slang) My wife has just had a baby.
2. (Informal) darling, love, dear, dearest, honey, babe, sweetheart, sweetie (informal) You have to wake up now, baby.
3. youngest, smallest, junior member, littlest It's very evident he is the baby of the family.
adjective
verb
1. spoil, pamper, cosset, coddle, pet, humour, indulge, spoon-feed, mollycoddle, overindulge, wrap up in cotton wool (informal) He'd always babied her.
Quotations
"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on" [Carl Sandburg Remembrance Rock]
"Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last" [Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby]
"The invisible bond that gives the baby rein to discover his place in the world also brings the creeping baby back to home base" [Louise J. Kaplan Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual]
"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one" [Leo Burke]

baby

noun
1. A very young child:
2. A person who behaves in a childish, weak, or spoiled way:
Idiom: mama's boy.
verb
To treat with indulgence and often overtender care:
Translations
صَبِيَّة شابَّهطِفْلوَلِيد
бебе
nemluvněholkamladá dívka
``cigar''``godte''``steg''babybaby-
bebo
vauvakultakuopuslapsi
beba
csaj
bayi
elskan, vinasmábarn; ungbarn
赤ん坊
아기
infans
jaunylėkabinetinis fortepijonaskūdikiškasprižiūrėti vaikuspupytė
bērniņšmeičazīdainis
bebebebeluş
bábätkodievka
dojenčekotrok
babyunge
เด็กทารก
em bé

baby

[ˈbeɪbɪ]
A. N
1. (= infant) → bebé mf, bebe/a m/f (Arg), guagua f (Andes); (= small child) → nene/a m/f, niño/a m/f
she's having a baby in Mayva a tener un niño en mayo
she's having the baby in hospitalva a dar a luz en el hospital
the baby of the familyel benjamín/la benjamina
don't be such a baby!¡no seas niño/niña!
I was left holding the babyme tocó cargar con el muerto
to throw out the baby with the bathwateractuar con exceso de celo, pasarse
2. (US) (= girlfriend) → chica f; (in direct address) → nena f, cariño m; (= boyfriend) → chico m; (in direct address) → cariño
3. (fig)
3.1. (= special responsibility) the new system was his babyel nuevo sistema fue obra suya
that's not my babyeso no es cosa mía
3.2. (esp US) (= thing) that baby cost me a fortuneese chisme me costó una fortuna
B. VTmimar, consentir
C. ADJ
1. (= for a baby) → de niño
baby clothesropita f de niño
2. (= young) baby hedgehogcría f de erizo
baby rabbitconejito m
3. (= small) → pequeño
baby carcoche m pequeño
baby sweetcornmazorca f pequeña
D. CPD baby batterer N persona que maltrata a los niños
baby battering Nmaltrato m de los niños
baby bed N (US) → cuna f
baby bonds NPL (US) → bonos mpl depreciados
baby boom Nboom m de natalidad
baby boomer Nniño/a m/f nacido/a en época de un boom de natalidad (esp de los años 60)
Baby bouncer® Ncolumpio m para bebés
baby boy Nnene m
baby break Ninterrupción f de las actividades profesionales por maternidad
baby buggy Ncochecito m (de bebé)
baby carriage N (US) → cochecito m (de bebé)
baby face Ncara f de niño
baby food(s) N(PL)comida f para bebés, potitos mpl (Sp)
baby girl Nnena f
baby grand N (Mus) → piano m de media cola
baby minder Nniñera f
baby seat N (Aut) → sillita f or asiento m de seguridad para bebés
baby shower N (US) fiesta con entrega de regalos a la madre y al recién nacido
baby snatcher Nmujer f que roba un bebé
baby talk Nhabla f infantil
baby tender N (US) → canguro mf
baby tooth Ndiente m de leche
baby walker Nandador m, tacatá m (Sp)
baby wipe Ntoallita f húmeda

baby

[ˈbeɪbi]
n
(= child) → bébé m
to have a baby → avoir un bébé
to throw the baby out with the bath water → jeter le bébé avec l'eau du bain
to be left holding the baby (British)payer les pots cassés
When he resigned I was left holding the baby
BUT Quand il a démissionné, on m'a tout laissé sur les bras.Quand il a démissionné, c'est moi qui ai payé les pots cassés.
(person behaving childishly)bébé m
Don't be such a baby! → Ne fais pas le bébé!
He's a real baby → C'est un vrai bébé.
(= pet project) → bébé m
The new project is his baby → Le nouveau projet, c'est son bébé.
modif
(= young) [animal] → bébé m before n
baby animal → bébé animal
baby bird → bébé oiseau, oisillon m
baby lamb → bébé mouton, agneau m
baby tiger → bébé tigre
baby rabbit → bébé lapin, lapereau m
baby elephant → bébé éléphant, éléphanteau m
(= young, small) baby vegetables → minilégumes mpl
baby carrot → minicarotte f
baby potato → mini-pomme f de terre
baby new potatoes → mini-pommes de terre nouvelles
baby sweetcorn → mini-épis mpl de maïs
(for babies) [clothes] → de bébébaby bath n
(= bowl, bath) → baignoire f pour bébé
(= bubble bath) → bain m moussant pour bébébaby blues npl (= depression) → bébé blues mbaby boom nbaby-boom mbaby boomer baby-boomer [ˈbeɪbibuːmər] nenfant mf du baby-boombaby boy npetit garçon mbaby brother npetit frère mbaby buggy n
(British) (= stroller, pushchair) → poussette f
(US) (= baby carriage) → landau mbaby carriage n (US)landau mbaby doll npoupon mbaby doll nightie nnuisette fbaby face nvisage m poupinbaby food naliments mpl pour bébésbaby girl npetite fille fbaby grand n (also baby grand piano) → demi-queue m, piano m demi-queue

baby

n
Kind nt, → Baby nt; (esp in weeks after birth) → Säugling m; (of animal)Junge(s) nt; to have a babyein Kind or Baby bekommen; she’s going to have a babysie bekommt ein Kind or Baby; I’ve known him since he was a babyich kenne ihn von klein auf or von Kindesbeinen an; the baby of the familyder/die Kleinste or Jüngste, das Nesthäkchen; (boy also) → der Benjamin; baby elephantElefantenjunge(s) ntor -baby nt; he’s a big babyer ist ein großes Kind; don’t be such a baby!sei nicht so ein Baby! (inf), → stell dich nicht so an! (inf); to be left holding the baby (Brit inf) → der Dumme sein (inf), → die Sache ausbaden müssen (inf); the bank cancelled the loan and I was left holding a very expensive baby (Brit inf) → als die Bank das Darlehen rückgängig machte, hatte ich eine teure Suppe auszulöffeln; to throw out the baby with the bathwaterdas Kind mit dem Bade ausschütten; that encyclopedia is his first baby (inf)das Lexikon ist sein Erstling (hum)or erstes Kind; this little baby cost me a fortune (inf)das (Ding) hat mich ein Vermögen gekostet
(= small object of its type)Pikkolo m (hum)
(inf: = thing for which one is responsible) that’s a costing problem, that’s Harrison’s babydas ist eine Kostenfrage, das ist Harrisons Problem; I think this problem’s your babydas ist wohl dein Bier (inf)
(inf: = girlfriend, boyfriend) → Schatz m, → Schätzchen nt
(esp US inf, as address) → Schätzchen nt (inf); (man to man) → mein Freund, mein Junge; that’s my babyjawohl, so ists prima (inf); that’s great, babyMensch, das ist klasse (inf); Mike/Susie baby, listendu, Mike/Susie, hör mal her!
vt (inf)wie einen Säugling behandeln

baby

:
baby barrier
nSicherheitstür f, → Sicherheitsgitter nt
baby-batterer
n jd, der Kleinkinder misshandelt
baby-battering
baby blue
nHimmelblau nt
baby-blue
adj (inf) eyes, ribbon, carhimmelblau
baby blues
pl (inf)Depressionen plnach der Geburt
baby bond
n (US Fin) → Baby Bond m
baby boom
nBabyboom m
baby boomer
n Person, die während des Babybooms geboren wurde
baby bottle
nSaugflasche f
Baby-bouncer®
nBabywippe f
baby boy
nkleiner Junge; (= son)Sohn m
baby break
nBabypause f
baby brother
baby buggy®
n (Brit) → Sportwagen m
baby bust
baby car
nKleinwagen m, → Autochen nt (hum)
baby carriage
n (US) → Kinderwagen m
baby clothes
plKindersachen pl, → Babywäsche f
baby-doll face
nPuppengesicht nt
baby-doll pyjamas, (US) baby-doll pajamas
plBabydoll nt
baby-face
nKindergesicht nt; (of adult male)Milchgesicht nt
baby-faced
adj personmilchgesichtig
baby fat
n (US) → Babyspeck m (inf)
baby food
nBabynahrung f
baby girl
nkleines Mädchen; (= daughter)Tochter f, → Töchterchen nt
baby grand (piano)
nStutzflügel m

baby

:
baby-minder
nTagesmutter f, → Kinderpfleger(in) m(f)
baby new potatoes
plneue Kartöffelchen
baby pool
n (US) → Planschbecken nt
baby-proof
adjkindersicher

baby

:
baby scales
plBaby- or Säuglingswaage f
baby seat
n (in car) → Baby(sicherheits)sitz m
baby sister
baby-sit pret, ptp <baby-sat>
vibabysitten; she babys for themsie geht bei ihnen babysitten
baby-sitter
nBabysitter(in) m(f)
baby-sitting
nBabysitten nt, → Babysitting nt
baby snatcher
nKindesentführer(in) m(f)
baby-snatching
baby stroller
n (US) → Babyjogger m
baby-talk
baby tooth
nMilchzahn m
baby-walker
nLaufstuhl m

baby

[ˈbeɪbɪ]
1. n (human) → bambino/a, bimbo/a; (of animal) → piccolo (fam) (as address, to woman) → piccola, bimba mia; (to man) → piccolo, bello
the baby of the family → il/la piccolino/a di casa
don't be such a baby! → non fare il bambino!
to throw the baby out with the bathwater (fig) → buttar via il bambino con l'acqua sporca
the new system was his baby (fam) → il nuovo sistema era la sua creatura
I was left holding the baby (fam) → mi hanno piantato lì a sbrogliarmela da solo
2. adj (clothes, food) → per la prima infanzia

baby

(ˈbeibi) plural ˈbabies noun
1. a very young child. Some babies cry during the night; (also adjective) a baby boy.
2. (especially American, often babe) a girl or young woman.
ˈbabyish adjective
like a baby; not mature. a babyish child that cries every day at school.
baby buggy/carriage
(American) a pram.
baby grand
a small grand piano.
ˈbaby-sit verb
to remain in a house to look after a child while its parents are out. She baby-sits for her friends every Saturday.
ˈbaby-sitter noun
ˈbaby-sitting noun

baby

وَلِيد nemluvně baby Baby μωρό bebé vauva bébé beba bebè 赤ん坊 아기 baby baby dziecko bebé, bebê ребенок baby เด็กทารก bebek em bé 婴儿

ba·by

n. bebé, dim. bebito-a; nene.

baby

n (pl -bies) bebé mf, criatura (fam)
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