Adjective "baby" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈbeɪbi/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A very young child.
  1. as modifier 'a baby girl'
  2. 'The father and mother held on to two babies while a young girl sat in front of them.'
  3. 'I decided to make up names for the family; pretend they were mine, the girl and the babies were my younger siblings, and the man and woman were my mother and father.'
  4. 'They now believe even younger babies, even tinier tots can be encouraged to give life a go.'
  5. 'As they looked at their tiny newborn babies, these brave young survivors felt a powerful surge of protection.'
  6. 'Because of the children and the difficulties of taking a tiny baby and a young toddler together up and down the stairs, she did not get out much.'
  7. 'The equipment and funds help save the lives of newborn babies and young children with congenital heart disease.'
  8. 'We breed, we make babies, the babies are either girls or boys.'
  9. 'This age range is the hardest to find carers for as most people choose to provide foster care for babies and young children.'
  10. 'Everywhere I go now I see young women, girls really, pushing babies around in prams and babycarts.'
  11. 'I suppose there may have been men, women, girls, boys, babies among them, but I saw no faces.'
  12. as modifier 'baby rabbits'
  13. 'Why do most animals have their babies in the spring?'
  14. 'Penguin popularity shows its ‘fowl’ side as a baby penguin is plucked from a British zoo.'
  15. 'The attraction's other Easter babies include wallabies, chicks, lambs, goats, guinea pigs, mara and raccoons.'
  16. 'Three capybaras have been born at the popular animal park and the babies are now delighting visitors as they lap up the autumn sunshine.'
  17. 'A home for Kentucky Derby winners should be sunshine, bluegrass and pretty mares waiting to make babies who can fly.'
  18. 'I asserted that rats were disinclined to move across broken glass under most conditions, but put broken glass between a rat and her babies and she would cross it without hesitation.'
  19. 'Hoss had figured out that human babies grew inside of their mothers' tummies, just as animal babies did, but as yet it had not occurred to him to ask how they got in there in the first place.'
  20. 'She discovered the feral cat and its four babies after her bunny Starsky hopped up and down the garden to attract her attention.'
  21. 'It seems that she wants to keep him as her own toy, since her parents had previously promised her a lamb as a pet baby, and not given it to her.'
  22. 'Clara was the baby of the family'
  23. 'He's from a family of five tennis players, Tracy Austin, the baby of the family.'
  24. 'Kevin hopes to have the baby of the family, the gallant John Joe, groomed for the next event.'
  25. 'From what Jim told him, Hannah Dawson is the baby of the family.'
  26. 'After years of being the baby of the family, I decided to meet my parents on neutral ground.'
  27. 'He was only 12 and the baby of the family as our other children have all grown up and left home.'
  28. 'Here, Washoe was no longer the baby of the family but was now living with chimpanzees a few years younger than herself.'
  29. 'I'm the baby of my family too and I can sympathize on the younger cousin deal.'
  30. 'Still, for the baby of the family, most people prefer the cleanliness and purity of white.'
  31. 'This is what I get for being related to someone that is overly obsessed with what her peers think and is the baby of the family.'
  32. 'The Range Rover badge carries with it a lot of prestige and, while this is the baby of the family, it's still more desirable than anything from Japan.'
  33. 'Maybe I shouldn't be such a baby about things, but I am upset with my doctor's office right now.'
  34. '‘This is your baby, Gerry,’ she said, handing him the brief'
  35. 'It's my baby so I don't really have any time for any other bands.'
A lover or spouse (often as a form of address)
  1. 'As for telling us to grow up and grow some hair, I'd love to, baby, I really would.'
  2. 'I do love you baby.'
  3. 'This is the only way you can purchase this baby at a discounted price.'
  4. 'I personally would not do it, simply because my laptop is my baby.'

adjective

Comparatively small or immature of its kind.
  1. 'Not the display case where you can buy fake nose rings and baby tees and mini glowsticks to roll around on your tongue.'
  2. 'Looking for a used grand or baby grand piano?'
  3. 'baby carrots'
  4. 'Good though it was, it was eclipsed by the fantastic tapering baby carrots on which it sat.'
  5. 'So fill in by serving baby carrots or sliced red or green peppers or cucumbers with light ranch dressing.'
  6. 'The cheddar mash had no overtly cheesy taste but was rich and creamy and the dish was served with a thick onion gravy, dotted with baby onions.'
  7. 'The roasted baby onions added an extra sweet layer in an exceptionally moist duck for €22.95.'
  8. 'Sometimes with deals like this, you are punished with minute servings, but the bowl was full of juicy baby mushrooms.'
  9. 'Lunch could be salmon fillet with orange couscous and baby carrots.'
  10. 'Their food selection was fair and I eventually had a tuna steak with rice and baby carrots.'
  11. 'The fish had a deliciously crispy skin, moist flesh and was served with baby onions and carrots.'
  12. 'And while I was there, I decided to pick up a few bags of pretzels and some of those baby carrots.'
  13. 'Top and tail the green beans, peel the baby onions or cut the spring onion into 2.5cm pieces.'

verb

Treat (someone) as a baby; pamper or be overprotective towards.
  1. 'I know you feel like we are babying you, but we are trying to protect you.'
  2. 'This was because of the way Daddy babied me, as though I was still six years old.'
  3. 'He accused her of babying him up, and treating him too nicely.'
  4. 'Brett still babied her and came home early from work to be with her.'
  5. 'He wouldn't get better if they babied him all the time.'
  6. 'Adair's father acted more like a father to Kathleen then he did to Mark and Persephone, and they all babied Kathleen ridiculously.'
  7. 'She becomes bold and refuses the will of her husband, and she repudiates babying her children.'
  8. 'But maybe he shouldn't have babied her as he had.'
  9. 'I would hate having to carry him after the fuss I made about not babying him anymore.'
  10. 'I don't plan on babying him at all, and I don't want him to feel embarrassed by my crazy antics.'

Definitions

1. an infant or very young child.

2. a newborn or very young animal.

3. the youngest member of a family, group, etc.

4. an immature or childish person.

5. a human fetus.

6. Informal. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman, especially an attractive one. a person of whom one is deeply fond; sweetheart. (sometimes initial capital letter) an affectionate or familiar address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc.,

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be baby in theres."

"people can be baby."

"bells can be baby."

"boomers can be baby."

"foods can be baby."

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Origin

Late Middle English: probably imitative of an infant's first attempts at speech.

Phrase

throw the baby out with the bathwater