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For many women, going back to work a few months after having a baby is overwhelming and unmanageable. As strange as it may seem, things get even more difficult for a working mom after the second and third baby arrive. By that time, the romance of being a modern 'superwoman' wears off and reality sets in.
Mika Brzezinski

Meaning of "baby" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BABY

Probably childish reduplication; compare mama, papa1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BABY

baby  [ˈbeɪbɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BABY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Baby is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb baby in English.

WHAT DOES BABY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

baby

Infant

An infant is the very young offspring of a human or animal. When applied to humans, the term is usually considered synonymous with baby or bairn, but the latter is commonly applied to the young of any animal. When a human child learns to walk, the term toddler may be used instead. The term infant is typically applied to young children between the ages of 1 month and 12 months; however, definitions may vary between birth and 1 year of age, or even between birth and 2 years of age. A newborn is an infant who is only hours, days, or up to a few weeks old. In medical contexts, newborn or neonate refers to an infant in the first 28 days after birth; the term applies to premature infants, postmature infants, and full term infants. Before birth, the term fetus is used.

Definition of baby in the English dictionary

The first definition of baby in the dictionary is a newborn or recently born child; infant. Other definition of baby is an unborn child; fetus. Baby is also the youngest or smallest of a family or group.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BABY

PRESENT

Present
I baby
you baby
he/she/it babies
we baby
you baby
they baby
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I babied
you babied
he/she/it babied
we babied
you babied
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will baby
you will baby
he/she/it will baby
we will baby
you will baby
they will baby
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would baby
you would baby
he/she/it would baby
we would baby
you would baby
they would baby
Conditional continuous
I would be babying
you would be babying
he/she/it would be babying
we would be babying
you would be babying
they would be babying
Conditional perfect
I would have baby
you would have baby
he/she/it would have baby
we would have baby
you would have baby
they would have baby
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been babying
you would have been babying
he/she/it would have been babying
we would have been babying
you would have been babying
they would have been babying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you baby
we let´s baby
you baby
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to baby
Past participle
babied
Present Participle
babying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BABY


Achebe
əˈtʃeɪbɪ
bushbaby
ˈbʊʃˌbeɪbɪ
crybaby
ˈkraɪˌbeɪbɪ
gaby
ˈɡeɪbɪ
grandbaby
ˈɡrændˌbeɪbɪ
Libby
ˈlɪbɪ
oribi
ˈɒrɪbɪ
ribby
ˈrɪbɪ
sybo
ˈsəɪbɪ
syboe
ˈsəɪbɪ
sybow
ˈsəɪbɪ
vibey
ˈvaɪbɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BABY

babushka
baby bath
baby blues
baby bond
baby bonus
baby boom
baby boomer
baby boy
baby broccoli
baby broker
baby brother
Baby Buggy
baby carriage
baby carrier
baby doll
baby doll nightie
baby elephant
baby food
baby girl
baby grand

WORDS THAT END LIKE BABY

aby
Araby
Band-Aid baby
be left holding the baby
blue baby
boom baby
designer baby
hare wallaby
hushaby
jelly baby
like taking candy from a baby
lullaby
on the wallaby
rock wallaby
sassaby
snowflake baby
tar baby
test-tube baby
wallaby
war baby

Synonyms and antonyms of baby in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BABY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «baby» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of baby

Translation of «baby» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BABY

Find out the translation of baby to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of baby from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «baby» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

婴儿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bebé
570 millions of speakers

English

baby
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बच्चे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وَلِيد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ребенок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bebê
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাচ্চা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bébé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bayi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Baby
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

赤ん坊
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bayi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

em bé
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழந்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बाळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bebek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

bebè
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dziecko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

маля
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bebeluș
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μωρό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

baba
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

baby
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

baby
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of baby

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BABY»

The term «baby» is very widely used and occupies the 858 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BABY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «baby» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «baby» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about baby

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10 QUOTES WITH «BABY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word baby.
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Marina Abramovic
When I was 14, I thought I looked terrible. I wore these typical Slavic shoes with metal bottoms so you could always hear me coming and this really ugly princess skirt and blouse with the top button closed. I had a boy haircut, a baby face covered with pimples, and a really big nose.
2
Ellen Barkin
When a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old, so desperately wants a baby what she's looking for is the kind of unconditional love a child gives a mother and a mother gives a child.
3
Emmanuelle Beart
I have no TV, thank God. I haven't heard anything about Tom Cruise, except that he had a baby, I think.
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Halle Berry
Having a baby takes so much from you. It's the most glorious thing you'll ever do, but the aftermath is not so glorious!
5
Katrina Bowden
I'm not a huge fan of horror movies myself because I'm a big baby and I get too scared to watch them.
6
Susan Boyle
I was always musical - yelling when I was a baby, singing into a brush and singing in the shower.
7
Luke Bryan
That's gotta be the one remaining constant - jeans have gotta be tight, baby.
8
Mika Brzezinski
For many women, going back to work a few months after having a baby is overwhelming and unmanageable. As strange as it may seem, things get even more difficult for a working mom after the second and third baby arrive. By that time, the romance of being a modern 'superwoman' wears off and reality sets in.
9
Bat for Lashes
Mum says that, since I was a tiny baby, I've had the most strong-willed and stubborn personality known to man. Although that was a real pain for her, she admired my resolve.
10
Alex Campbell
I am glad to go with my wife and baby boy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BABY»

Discover the use of baby in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to baby and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Better Baby Book: How to Have a Healthier, Smarter, ...
This groundbreaking guide: Builds on the latest epigenetics research to help you produce a healthier, smarter, and happier baby with genes for lower risk of allergies, asthma, and developmental issues Shares a specific prescriptive program ...
Lana Asprey, David Asprey, 2012
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The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby ...
THE BABY BOOK is a rich and invaluable resource that will help you get the most out of parenting--for your child, for yourself, and for your entire family.
William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, 2008
3
The Baby Book: A Keepsake Journal for Baby's First Year
This is not anything like a baby book.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, 2010
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The New Contented Little Baby Book: The Secret to Calm and ...
In this new edition, you’ll find everything you need to know to get your newborn to sleep through the night.
Gina Ford, 2013
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The Complete Book of Baby Names
Looks at the history of baby names, provides lists of names based on popular themes, and presents entries that include definitions and variations.
Lesley Bolton, 2009
6
Baby
They come to love this baby as their own, all the while knowing that eventually Sophie's mother will return one day to take her from them. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Patricia Maclachlan, 2009
7
My Mom's Having a Baby!
Told through the voice of the excited big sister, an informative look at how babies come about traces the embryo's development, explains conception, and shows the process of her mother going into labor. Reprint.
Dori Hillestad Butler, 2005
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The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying ...
In the book, Dr. Karp also explains: What is colic? Why do most babies get much more upset in the evening? How can a parent calm a baby--in mere minutes? Can babies be spoiled? When should a parent of a crying baby call the doctor?
Harvey Karp, M.D., 2008
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15,000+ Baby Names
You'll find a name for your new baby in this book! 15,000+ Baby Names was designed to let you easily scan through a list girls' and boys' names to find the right name for your new baby.
Bruce Lansky, 2011
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How Not to Kill Your Baby
You'll get no such promise from What To Expect When You're Expecting. How Not To Kill Your Baby is the book for you... unless you're some kind of baby-hating creep who wants to parent all wrong.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BABY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term baby is used in the context of the following news items.
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Bishop finds baby on side of Md. road; mother arrested
A Maryland mother is being held on $500,000 bail after a local bishop and his wife found her infant daughter strapped in a baby carrier on the ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
Mom Charged With Neglect After Baby Found Along Road
Police in Maryland have charged the mother of an abandoned baby girl with child neglect and reckless endangerment after her child was found ... «NBC4 Washington, Jul 15»
3
Drowsy Nurse Drops Newborn Baby In Pennsylvania
Take, for instance, a nurse whose drowsiness may have been the cause of a newborn baby being dropped on his head at a Pennsylvania ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
4
Search For Missing Baby Classified As Recovery Effort; Charges …
A Silver Alert has been issued for baby, Aaden Moreno, who police say may have been with his father, Tony Morano, 22, around the time the ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
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Cuba Is First To Earn WHO Seal For Ending Mother-Baby HIV …
A woman has HIV. She becomes pregnant. What are the chances that she can deliver a baby who is not infected? In some countries, like ... «NPR, Jul 15»
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Search for missing baby continues; family sheds light on case
REDDING, California - The family of baby Ember Graham and ... the baby's father, began their search after a brief morning meeting in front of ... «Redding Record Searchlight, Jul 15»
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Baby floats half-mile out to sea while parents sunbathe
A 10-month-old baby girl drifted out to sea on a child's inflatable raft after being reportedly forgotten at the shore by her sunbathing parents. «SheKnows.com, Jul 15»
8
Michael Buble and His Wife Luisana Lopilato Are Expecting a Baby
The toddler points to his mother's stomach and replies, "Baby." Michael Bublé's Son Returns Home From Hospital, Is Doing Well After Accident. «ABC News, Jul 15»
9
Lithonia police officer, baby killed in accident
An off-duty Lithonia police officer and a baby were killed in an early morning accident on Sunday. The two-vehicle accident happened on Rock ... «WXIA-TV, Jul 15»
10
Amber Alert canceled after New Brunswick baby found safe
NEW BRUNSWICK – An Amber Alert has been canceled after a 9-month-old baby boy allegedly taken by his father early Monday was found ... «MyCentralJersey.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Baby [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/baby>. Dec 2019 ».
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