baby

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baby

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
baby

Plural
babies

A baby
  1. (countable) A very young child, less than two years old, who has not yet learned how to speak.
    I used to be a baby but now I am an adult.
  2. (countable) A young animal.
    A baby cat is called a kitten.

Related words[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
baby

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. When someone is a baby, the person is very young and is seen to be a baby or infant.
    The baby boy started to crawl towards me.

Verb[change]

Plain form
baby

Third-person singular
babies

Past tense
babied

Past participle
babied

Present participle
babying

  1. If you baby someone, you treat him gently and pamper him.
    Mom, don't baby me - I can do it myself!