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Definition of 'baby'


  1. a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "isn't she too young to have a baby?"
       Synonyms: babe infant
  2. (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
       Synonyms: sister
  3. a very young mammal; "baby rabbits"
  4. the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); "the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"
  5. an immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"
       Synonyms: child
  6. a project of personal concern to someone; "this project is his baby"


  1. treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
       Synonyms: pamper featherbed cosset cocker coddle mollycoddle spoil indulge

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