Baby - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbeɪbi|  American pronunciation of the word baby
Brit.  |ˈbeɪbi|  British pronunciation of the word baby


- a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk(syn: babe, infant)
- the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
- an immature childish person(syn: child)
- an unborn child; a human fetus
- a very young mammal
- a project of personal concern to someone


- treat with excessive indulgence (syn: cocker, coddle, cosset, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil)


I hear the baby crying.

The baby is just learning to crawl.

My sister is the baby of the family.

“Only 32? Oh, you're just a baby!”

When it comes to getting shots, I'm a real baby.

Don't be such a baby—you'll get your turn.

Nothing's gone right since my baby went away.

That boy will never learn to stand up for himself if you don't stop babying him.

It looked like he was babying his injured foot.

A pregnant woman carries a baby for nine months.

Don't baby over her.

The baby is crying.

Julie's second baby was born when they lived in Washington.

She gave birth to a baby on Thursday.

It's hard work moving house when you're expecting a baby.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: baby
he/she/it: babies
present participle: babying
past tense: babied
past participle: babied
singular: baby
plural: babies
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