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Meaning of INFANT

Pronunciation:  'infunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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?"
 

INFANT is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: babe, baby
 
 See Also: abandoned infant, blue baby, cherub, child, foundling, godchild, kid, neonate, newborn, newborn baby, newborn infant, nurseling, nursling, papoose, pappoose, suckling, test-tube baby, war baby

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In"fant\, n. [L. infans; pref. in- not + fari to speak:
    cf. F. enfant, whence OE. enfaunt. See {Fame}, and cf.
    {Infante}, {Infanta}.]
    1. A child in the first period of life, beginning at his
       birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of
       age.
    
             And tender cries of infants pierce the ear. --C.
                                                   Pitt.
    
    2. (Law) A person who is not of full age, or who has not
       attained the age of legal capacity; a person under the age
       of twenty-one years; a minor.
    
    Note: An infant under seven years of age is not penally
          responsible; between seven and fourteen years of age,
          he may be convicted of a malicious offense if malice be
          proved. He becomes of age on the day preceding his
          twenty-first birthday, previous to which time an infant
          has no capacity to contract.
    
    3. Same as {Infante}. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    
    
  2. \In"fant\, a.
    1. Of or pertaining to infancy, or the first period of life;
       tender; not mature; as, infant strength.
    
    2. Intended for young children; as, an infant school.
    
    
  3. \In"fant\, v. t. [Cf. F. enfanter.]
    To bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in
    general. [Obs.]
    
          This worthy motto, ``No bishop, no king,'' is . . .
          infanted out of the same fears.          --Milton.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a newborn infant, symbolizes pleasant surprises. Seeing a swimming infant means a lucky escape from some entanglement.
 
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