baby


baby
ba|by1 W1S1 [ˈbeıbi] n plural babies
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1¦(young child)¦
2¦(young animal)¦
3¦(vegetable)¦
4¦(youngest)¦
5¦(woman)¦
6¦(silly person)¦
7¦(responsibility)¦
8¦(thing)¦
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[Date: 1300-1400; Origin: babe]
1.) ¦(YOUNG CHILD)¦
a very young child who has not yet learned to speak or walk
The baby is crying.
Julie's second baby was born when they lived in Washington.
She gave birth to a baby on Thursday.
It's hard work moving house when you're expecting a baby .
Dr Coleman has delivered hundreds of babies .
How do you recognize pain in a newborn baby ?
premature babies needing special medical care
Jane had a baby boy this morning.
What do you think of your new baby sister ?
the effects of alcohol on the unborn baby
2.) ¦(YOUNG ANIMAL)¦
a very young animal
baby birds
a baby elephant
3.) ¦(VEGETABLE)¦
a type of vegetable which is grown to be much smaller than usual or is eaten before it has grown to its normal size
baby carrots
baby sweetcorn
4.) ¦(YOUNGEST)¦
a younger child in a family, often the youngest
Clare is the baby of the family.
5.) ¦(WOMAN)¦
spoken
a) used to address someone that you love
Relax baby, we're on holiday.
b) not polite used to address a young woman that you do not know
6.) ¦(SILLY PERSON)¦
someone, especially an older child, who is not behaving in a sensible way
Don't be such a baby!
7.) ¦(RESPONSIBILITY)¦
something special that someone has developed or is responsible for
Don't ask me about the building contract - that's Robert's baby.
8.) ¦(THING)¦ informal
something, especially a piece of equipment or a machine, that you care about a lot
This baby can reach speeds of 130 miles per hour.
throw the baby out with the bathwater atthrow1 (37)
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
have a baby (=give birth to a baby)
give birth to a baby (=used when you are talking about the act of childbirth)
be expecting a baby (=be pregnant)
deliver a baby (=help a woman to give birth to a baby)
newborn/new baby
premature baby (=a baby that is born too early)
unborn baby (=a baby still inside its mother)
baby boy/girl
baby son/daughter
baby brother/sister
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baby 2
baby2 past tense and past participle babied present participle babying third person singular babies
v [T]
to be too kind to someone and look after them as if they were a baby

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