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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
baby (noun)
1.
a) (1) an extremely young child , especially - infant
(2) an extremely young animal
b) the youngest of a group
2.
a) one that is like a baby (as in behavior)
b) something that is one's special responsibility, achievement, or interest
3.
slang
a) - girl woman often used in address
b) - boy man often used in address
4.
- person thing is one tough baby
baby (adjective)
1.
of, relating to, or being a baby
2.
much smaller than the usual - baby carrots a baby flattop take two baby steps
baby (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to tend to indulge with often excessive or inappropriate care and solicitude - babying their only child
2.
to use or treat with care - babying a sore knee indulge
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
baby (noun)
1.
a recently born person
SYNONIMS:
babe, bambino, child, infant, neonate, newborn
RELATED WORDS:
cherub; foundling, nursling, suckling; preemie ( premie); papoose; bantling, kid, kiddie ( kiddy), kiddo, moppet, toddler, tot, tyke ( tike); boy, nipper, tad; juvenile, minor, youngling, youngster, youth; brat, imp, squirt, urchin, whippersnapper; girl, hoyden, tomboy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
adult, grown-up; elder, graybeard, oldster, old-timer, senior, senior citizen
baby (noun)
2.
a member of the human race
SYNONIMS:
baby, being, bird, bod, body, character, cookie ( cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, scout, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
RELATED WORDS:
hominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
NEAR ANTONYMS:
animal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
baby (noun)
3.
a successful result brought about by hard work
SYNONIMS:
achievement, acquirement, attainment, baby, coup, success, triumph
RELATED WORDS:
blockbuster, hit, jackpot, megahit, miracle, smash, winner; conquest, gain, victory, win; skill; deed, feat, performance; arrival, completion, consummation, culmination, execution, fruition, fulfillment ( fulfilment), implementation, realization
NEAR ANTONYMS:
botch, cock-up [], mess, muddle, shambles; bummer, bust, catastrophe, debacle ( débâcle), disaster, dud, failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, washout; disappointment, letdown, loss, setback
nonachievement
baby (noun)
4.
a person who makes frequent complaints usually about little things
SYNONIMS:
baby, bellyacher, complainer, fussbudget, fusser, fusspot, griper, grumbler, kvetch, kvetcher, sniveler, whiner
RELATED WORDS:
bawler, bleater, moaner, screamer, squawker, wailer, weeper; crab, grump, malcontent
NEAR ANTONYMS:
happy camper
baby (verb)
to treat with great or excessive care
SYNONIMS:
cocker, coddle, cosset, dandle, indulge, mollycoddle, nurse, pamper, spoil, wet-nurse
RELATED WORDS:
cater (to), humor; content, delight, gladden, gratify, mother, oblige, please, satisfy; appease, mollify, pacify, placate, soothe
NEAR ANTONYMS:
control, discipline, restrain; oppress; neglect, overlook, slight; molest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture, victimize
abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, manhandle, mishandle, mistreat, misuse
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