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Meaning of BABY

Pronunciation:  'beybee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a project of personal concern to someone; "this project is his baby"
  2. [n]  a very young mammal; "baby rabbits"
  3. [n]  (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
  4. [n]  the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); "the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"
  5. [n]  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?"
  6. [n]  an immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"
  7. [adj]  (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; "baby carrots"; "new potatoes"; "young corn"
  8. [v]  treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

BABY is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: babe, cocker, coddle, cosset, early, featherbed, indulge, infant, mollycoddle, new, pamper, sister, spoil, young
 See Also: abandoned infant, blue baby, cherub, child, do by, fille, foundling, girl, godchild, handle, human, individual, issue, kid, labor, miss, missy, mortal, neonate, newborn, newborn baby, newborn infant, nurseling, nursling, offspring, papoose, pappoose, person, progeny, project, somebody, someone, soul, suckling, task, test-tube baby, treat, undertaking, war baby, young lady, young mammal, young woman



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ba"by\ (b[=a]"b[y^]), n.; pl. {Babies} (-b[i^]z). [Dim. of
    An infant or young child of either sex; a babe.
    2. A small image of an infant; a doll.
    {Babies in the eyes}, the minute reflection which one sees of
       one's self in the eyes of another.
             She clung about his neck, gave him ten kisses, Toyed
             with his locks, looked babies in his eyes.
  2. \Ba"by\, a.
    Pertaining to, or resembling, an infant; young or little; as,
    baby swans. ``Baby figure'' --Shak.
  3. \Ba"by\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Babied} (?); p. pr. & vb.
    To treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to
    fondle. --Young.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a baby in your dream means innocence, warmth and new beginnings. Babies may symbolize something in your own inner nature which is pure, vulnerable, and/or uncorrupted. If you dream that you forgot you had a baby, then it suggests that you are trying hide your own vulnerabilities; You do not want to let others know of your weaknesses. If you dream that you are on your way to the hospital to have a baby, then it means your issues of dependency and your desire to be completely care for. Perhaps you are trying to get out of some responsibility. If you are pregnant, then a more direct interpretation may simply mean that you are experiencing some anxieties of making it to the hospital when the time comes. Dreaming of a crying baby, is indicative of a part of yourself that is deprived of attention and needs some nurturing. Alternatively, it represents your unfulfilled goals and a sense of lacking in your life. Dreaming about a starving baby, represents your dependence on others. You are experiencing some deficiency in your life that needs immediate attention and gratification. Dreaming of an extremely small baby, symbolizes your helplessness and your fears of letting others become aware of your vulnerabilities and incompetence. You may be afraid to ask for help and as a result tend to take matters into your own hands. Dreaming of a dead baby in your dream, symbolizes the ending of something that is part of you. Dreaming that you are dipping a baby in and out of water means regression. You are regressing to a time where you had no worries and responsibilities. Alternatively, it is reminisce of when the baby is in the fetus and in its comfort zone. In fact, some expectant mothers even give birth in a pool, because the environment in the water mimics the environment in the uterus. It is less traumatic for the baby as it emerges into the world. So perhaps, the dream your search for your own comfort zone.
Thesaurus Terms
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