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English Dictionary: baby by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
baby
n
  1. a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
    Synonym(s): baby, babe, infant
  2. the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); "the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"
  3. an immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"
    Synonym(s): child, baby
  4. an unborn child; a human fetus; "I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby"; "it was great to feel my baby moving about inside"
  5. (slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
    Synonym(s): baby, babe, sister
  6. a very young mammal; "baby rabbits"
  7. a project of personal concern to someone; "this project is his baby"
v
  1. treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
    Synonym(s): pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Baby \Ba"by\ (b[amac]"b[ycr]), n.; pl. {Babies} (-b[icr]z).
      [Dim. of babe]
      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.
                                                                              --Heywood.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Baby \Ba"by\, a.
      Pertaining to, or resembling, an infant; young or little; as,
      baby swans. [bd]Baby figure[b8] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Baby \Ba"by\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Babied} ([?]); p. pr. & vb.
      n.{Babying}.]
      To treat like a young child; to keep dependent; to humor; to
      fondle. --Young.
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