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Baby appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Rugged rubber baby buggy bumpers.
  • Big black bugs bleed blue black blood but baby black bugs bleed blue blood.

Baby appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Drowsy baby's word.
  • May a moody baby doom a yam?
  • Revenge my baby, Meg? Never!
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun baby:

conversational speech64.56%task-oriented speech35.44%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun baby:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb baby:


Baby is sometimes a misspelling of babies.

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Definition of the noun baby

What does baby mean as a name of something?

Baby is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: babies

  1. a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
    • examples: 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
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of baby: babe / infant
    • more generic words: child / kid = a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    • more specific terms:
  2. the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
    • examples: the baby of the family | the baby of the Supreme Court
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: issue / offspring / progeny = the immediate descendants of a person
  3. an immature childish person
  4. an unborn child; a human fetus
    • examples: I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby | it was great to feel my baby moving about inside
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: fetus / foetus = an unborn or unhatched vertebrate in the later stages of development showing the main recognizable features of the mature animal
  5. a very young mammal
    • example: baby rabbits
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic term: young mammal = any immature mammal
  6. a project of personal concern to someone
    • example: this project is his baby
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: labor / project / task / undertaking = any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

Alternative definition of the noun baby


  1. A very young human, particularly from birth to a couple of years old or until walking is fully mastered.
  2. Any very young animal, especially a vertebrate; many species have specific names for their babies, such as kittens for the babies of cats, puppies for the babies of dogs, and chicks for the babies of birds. See :Category:Baby animals for more.
  3. A person who is immature or infantile.
  4. A term of endearment for a girlfriend or boyfriend or spouse.
  5. [informal] A form of address to a man or a woman considered to be attractive.
  6. A pet project or responsibility.
  7. The lastborn of a family; a benjamin.

Definition of the adjective baby

What does baby mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more baby / babier | most baby / babiest

  1. Of a child: very young; of the age when he or she would be termed a baby or infant.
  2. Of an animal: young.
  3. Intended for babies.
  4. [context: of vegetables, etc.] Picked when small and immature (as in baby corn, baby potatoes).

Definition of the verb baby

What does baby mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: babied

  1. treat with excessive indulgence

Alternative definition of the verb baby


  1. To coddle.


  1. Baby a.k.a. Birdman: Bryan Williams, known by his stage name Birdman or Baby, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and record producer. He is the co-founder of Cash Money Records and one half of the duo Big Tymers. Along with his releases with Big Tymers and for his solo career, Birdman recorded a collaboration album and numerous tracks with Lil Wayne. Birdman has also made his name by contributing to the making of YMCMB. According to Forbes, he has an estimated net worth of $160 million in 2014.
  2. Baby a.k.a. Angelababy: Angela Yeung, better known by her stage name Angelababy, is a Chinese model, actor, and singer based in Hong Kong. Her stage name came from the combination of her English name "Angela" and her nickname "Baby".
  3. Baby a.k.a. Lauren Bacall was an American actress known for her distinctive voice and sultry looks. She began her career as a model.
  4. Baby a.k.a. Emma Bunton: Emma Lee Bunton is an English pop singer, best known as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls formed in the 1990s. Bunton is known as Baby Spice as she is the youngest member. In 2009 she began as a radio presenter on the Heart Breakfast show in London with Jamie Theakston and presenting her own show on Saturday between 5pm and 7pm.
  5. Baby a.k.a. Jean Harlow was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s.
  6. Baby a.k.a. A.G. Baby is a film director, screenwriter and writer.
  7. Baby a.k.a. Lisa Ling: Lisa J. Ling is an American journalist and writer.
  8. BABY a.k.a. Tran Thanh: Trấn Thành, tên khai sinh Huỳnh Trấn Thành là một người dẫn chương trình, diễn viên hài, diễn viên điện ảnh và diễn viên lồng tiếng người Việt Nam.
  9. Baby a.k.a. Sonia Baby is a film actor.
  10. Baby a.k.a. Mary Philbin was a notable film actress of the silent film era, who is best known for playing the roles of Christine Daaé in the 1925 film The Phantom of the Opera opposite screen legend Lon Chaney and Dea in The Man Who Laughs. Both roles cast her as the beauty in Beauty and the Beast-type stories.
  11. Baby a.k.a. Paweł Mąciwoda is a musical artist.
  12. Baby a.k.a. Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia: Alexei Nikolaevich of the House of Romanov, was the Tsesarevich and heir apparent to the throne of the Russian Empire. He was the youngest child and only son of Emperor Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna. He was born with hemophilia; his mother's reliance on the starets Grigori Rasputin to treat the disease helped bring about the end of the Romanov dynasty. After the February Revolution of 1917, he and his family were sent into internal exile in Tobolsk, Siberia. He was murdered alongside his parents, four sisters, and three retainers during the Russian Civil War by order of the Bolshevik government, though rumors that he had survived persisted until the 2007 discovery of his and one of his sisters' remains. The family was formally interred on 17 July 1998—the eightieth anniversary of the murder—and were canonized as passion bearers by the Russian Orthodox Church in 2000.
  13. Baby a.k.a. Rafael Silva: Rafael Carlos da Silva is a Brazilian male judoka. He became Brazil's first Olympic Games medalist at the Heavyweight division, with a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. Silva was also champion of the 2012 Pan American Judo Championships, and silver at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

There are other people with in their name, like Baby Dee, Baby Doc, Baby Fae, Baby Gee, Baby Kim, Baby Lee, Baby Rui, Big Baby and many others.


Baby was an American southern rock band from Texas. The band was signed to Lone Starr Records in the mid-1970s. They got the attention of the executives at Mercury Records based on their regional album sales in Texas. The album was remixed and re-released in mid-1975 on Mercury. Baby had a legion of fans in the Midwest and South in 1975-76 and headlined venues like the famed Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa while generating regional radio airplay on the band's first single, " Saturday Night".


Baby a.k.a. Bmibaby Limited was a British low-cost airline that flew to destinations in the UK and Europe from its bases at Birmingham and East Midlands airports. It was a subsidiary of British Midland International, itself wholly owned by International Airlines Group. Bmibaby's head office was at Donington Hall in Castle Donington, North West Leicestershire, England.


  1. Baby a.k.a. Bebi: Baby is a fictional parasitic extraterrestrial supervillain in Dragon Ball GT, an anime-only filler which continues the story of Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama. He is the series' first main antagonist, as well as the longest running villain in the show's run.
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  2. Baby is a fictional character from the 2010 film Baby.
  3. Baby is a fictional character from the 2005 film Romance & Cigarettes.
  4. Baby is a fictional character from the 2010 film 37 Memories.
  5. Baby is a fictional character from the 2007 film Little Greek Godfather.
  6. Baby is a fictional character from the 2010 film The Alien Girl.
  7. Baby is a fictional character from the 2005 film The Devil's Rejects and the 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses.

There are other characters with in their name, like Baby D, Baby J, Baby O, Baby O!, Baby..., Baby Boo, Baby Dee, Baby Ray, Big Baby, Cry Baby, Cry-Baby, Tar baby, Tar-Baby, Baby Bird, Baby Doll, Baby Duck, Baby Face, Baby Jane, Baby John.


"Baby" is a musical with a book by Sybille Pearson, based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.. It concerns the reactions of three couples each expecting a child. The musical first ran on Broadway from 1983 to 1984.


  1. "Baby" a.k.a. "Darling", is a Bollywood horror thriller, released in India and United Kingdom on 7 September 2007. The film, which stars Esha Deol, Fardeen Khan and Isha Koppikar in the lead roles, was directed by Ram Gopal Varma. It was filmed in Mumbai, India. The soundtrack score was composed by Pritam. The film reportedly grossed Rs. 22 million in the first week.
  2. "Baby" is a 2007 independent film, considered part of the hood film genre. The film tells the story of an Asian-American youth's gang life in East Los Angeles, set during the mid '80s to the early '90s. Directed by Juwan Chung and starring David Huynh, Tzi Ma, Feodor Chin, Ron Yuan and Kenneth Choi. It has been called "the Asian American Boyz n the Hood" by the San Francisco Chronicle. The film won Best Narrative Feature at the 2007 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and a Special Jury Award for "Outstanding Newcomer" for star David Huynh at the same film festival that year, and a Best Director award for Director Juwan Chung at the 2008 DisOrient Film Festival. It was also distributed by Lionsgate.
  3. "Baby" is a 2000 made-for-television drama film starring Farrah Fawcett, Keith Carradine and an early performance from Alison Pill.
  4. "Baby" is a 2010 short drama film directed and written by Daniel Mulloy.
  5. "Baby" is a 1940 drama film directed by Vladimir Batalov.
  6. "Baby" a.k.a. "The Baby" is a 1973 American horror-thriller film, directed by Ted Post and was written by Abe Polsky. The film stars Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill, Suzanne Zenor, and David Manzy. It tells the story of a social worker who investigates an eccentric family which includes "Baby", a 21-year-old man who acts like an infant. The psychological horror is considered as cult classic.
  7. "Baby" is a 2002 film directed by Philipp Stölzl.
    • country: Germany
    • genre: Drama
    • released in (13 years ago)
  8. "Baby" is a 1915 silent comedy film featuring Oliver Hardy.


  1. "Baby" is a song by Canadian recording artist Justin Bieber. It was released as the lead single from the latter half of Bieber's debut album, My World 2.0. The track was written by Bieber with Christopher "Tricky" Stewart and Terius "The-Dream" Nash, both of whom worked with Bieber on "One Time", and also by R&B singer Christina Milian and labelmate, rapper Ludacris.
  2. "Baby" is the seventh studio album by the band Yello, released in 1991 under the label Mercury. An early cut of the album was used as the incidental soundtrack for the film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane.
  3. "BABY" is a musical album of Aiko.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Baby" is a song by American singer Brandy Norwood, taken from her self-titled debut studio album, Brandy. It was penned by Keith Crouch, Kipper Jones, and Rahsaan Patterson and produced by the former. Released as the album's second single on December 24, 1994 in the United States, the song spent four weeks on top of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It also reached number 4 on the Hot 100 and the New Zealand singles chart, and number 16 in Australia.
  5. "Baby" is the second single from rapper LL Cool J's 13th album Exit 13. It features The-Dream, who co-wrote the song with 50 Cent, while Tricky Stewart produced it.
  6. "Baby" is the third single by American R&B singer Ashanti from her debut album. It was written by Ashanti, Irving Lorenzo, Andre Parker, Brad Jordan, Mike Dean and producer 7 Aurelius. It contains musically interpolates of Scarface's "Mary Jane" which was also ghosted produced by 7 Aurelius. A remix of the song also features Scarface.
  7. "Baby" is the third studio album by The Detroit Cobras, released 27 September 2005.
  8. "Baby" is a composition.
  9. "Baby" is a song by American rapper Fabolous featuring Mike Shorey. It is the second single from Fabolous' third studio album Real Talk. The song reached #17 in the Hot Rap Tracks chart and #22 in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, although only managed #71 in the Billboard 100. The song failed to make a big impact on the UK Chart, where it missed out on the top 40 following its release. It contains a replay, not a sample of "I Can't Help It" by Michael Jackson, lyrics from 2 Bad by Michael Jackson and of "Breakadawn" by De La Soul. The chorus also samples "Big Poppa" by The Notorious B.I.G.. Rev Run makes a cameo appearance at the end of the music video.
  10. "Baby" is a 2010 single album by Justin Bieber.
  11. "Baby" is the 2009 release from the Canadian indie band The Burning Hell, released on the Canadian independent record label weewerk in the spring of 2009.


Baby is a commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.


  1. Baby a.k.a. Infant: An infant is the very young offspring of a human or animal. When applied to humans, the term is usually considered synonymous with baby or bairn, but the latter is commonly applied to the young of any animal. When a human child learns to walk, the term toddler may be used instead.
  2. Baby a.k.a. The Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine, nicknamed Baby, was the world's first stored-program computer. It was built at the Victoria University of Manchester by Frederic C. Williams, Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill, and ran its first program on 21 June 1948.
  3. Baby is a 1983-1984 theater production of the play by Sybille Pearson.

Phrases with Baby

Phrases starting with the word Baby:

  1. Baby Up
  2. Baby Bat
  3. baby bed
  4. Baby Boy
  5. baby doc
  6. baby oil
  7. Baby Tee
  8. Baby-Sat
  9. baby-sit
  10. baby beef
  11. Baby Bell
  12. baby bird
  13. Baby Blue
  14. Baby Bond
  15. Baby Book
  16. baby boom
  17. Baby Bump
  18. Baby corn

Phrases ending with the word Baby:

  1. Big Baby
  2. war baby

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Baby

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Google previewGuarantee the Sex of Your Baby (2009)

Choose a Girl or Boy Using Today's 99.9% Accurate Sex Selection Techniques by Robin Elise Weiss

There are many other ways during pregnancy that supposedly determine whether your baby is a boy or a girl. Some of these are considered to be old wives' tales, like the ring test. This is where you take your wedding ring, tie it to a string, and ...

Google previewWhy is God Laughing? (2009)

The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism by Deepak Chopra

A newborn baby is a thing, too, its humanity being equally beside the point. In a world of things, there is no room for a loving intelligence known as God who presides over creation and gives it meaning. Yet on the path to joy you discover that ...

Google previewWater, Birth and Sexuality (2014)

Our primeval connection to water and its use in labour and therapy by Michel Odent

Few programmes on French television left a deeper impression than the series The Baby is a Person. From an analytical point of view, it was easy to criticize. At first the baby is the opposite of a person. The word 'person' means the image we ...

Google previewPregnancy For Dummies (2009)

by Joanne Stone, Keith Eddleman, Mary Duenwald

The Heart Rate Myth: Ifthefetal heartrate is fast, thebaby is agirl,and iftheheart rate is slow, the baby is a boy. Medical researchers actually looked intothis myth. They did find averyslight difference between the average heart rateof boys and that ...

Google previewCyborgs and Barbie Dolls (2007)

Feminism, Popular Culture and the Posthuman Body by Kim Toffoletti

While the baby is the image we consume, the infant is also advertised as a consumer of TDK's product line of blank video tapes, audio cassettes and CDRs. The body is made over to accommodate the consumption of TDK products.

Google previewZondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (2011)

by John A. Beck

What is more, the shepherds were told, “This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” (2:12). For Luke a “sign” was always an event or image that carried special meaning. So what is the special ...

Google previewUltimate Hot Rod Dictionary: A-Bombs to Zoomies

by Jeff Breitenstein

baby Hemi n. Any EARLY HEMI engine produced by Chrysler Corporation's Dodge and DeSoto ...

Google previewMichigan Biographical Dictionary (1998)

by Caryn Hannan

The final touch added to the product was the now famous drawing of the " Gerber Baby" done by Dorothy Hope Smith. Within the first year, the product was ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health (2010)

After eight weeks the developing baby is then called a fetus. The second trimester ...

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Quotes about Baby

Cry(Reverse Etheree)

Cry baby cry, the moment as on birth
Cry baby cry, when love is born in
Cry baby cry, when your love sins
Cry baby cry, on cheated
Cry baby cry, on shame
Cry baby cry loud
Enough to end
All to cry
On your
End (Indira Renganathan)
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Scrabble value of B3A1B3Y4

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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