Definición de baby en inglés:

baby

Saltos de línea: baby
Pronunciación: /ˈbeɪbi
 
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sustantivo (plural babies)

1A very young child: his wife’s just had a baby [as modifier]: a baby girl
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  • The ultrasound probe is used mainly for head scanning of newborn babies and young children.
  • You know how to tell a boy baby from a girl baby without having to look at their genitalia?
  • The quadruplets, two boys and two girl babies, are also Niloufer Hospital's first.
Sinónimos
infant, newborn, child, tot, little one; Scottish & Northern Englishbairn
informal sprog, bundle of joy, tiny
literary babe, babe in arms
technical neonate
1.1A very young animal: bats only have one baby a year [as modifier]: baby rabbits
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  • Three capybaras have been born at the popular animal park and the babies are now delighting visitors as they lap up the autumn sunshine.
  • And he accepted without censure that its impulse to slaughter the babies of other animals was entirely natural.
  • She said a box with a mother rabbit, her four babies and another adult female were found by her husband Mike when making final checks by the main gate at 2am yesterday.
1.2The youngest member of a family or group: Clara was the baby of the family
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  • He was only 12 and the baby of the family as our other children have all grown up and left home.
  • Thérèse had been the adored baby of her family, instructed every day by two elder sisters who proceeded her into the Carmelite convent in Lisieux.
  • The Range Rover badge carries with it a lot of prestige and, while this is the baby of the family, it's still more desirable than anything from Japan.
Sinónimos
1.3A timid or childish person: ‘Don’t be such a baby!’ she said witheringly
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  • Stop being such a baby.
  • Maybe I shouldn't be such a baby about things, but I am upset with my doctor's office right now.
1.4 (one's baby) informal One’s particular responsibility or concern: ‘This is your baby, Gerry,’ she said, handing him the brief
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  • I believe it's your baby now but please do some more research.
  • It's my baby so I don't really have any time for any other bands.
  • Granted, it's his baby, and he can do what he wants with it, but he introduced it as an action/adventure entertainment show.
2 informal A lover or spouse (often as a form of address): my baby left me for another guy
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  • She was such a bright, vivacious person, my angel, my star, my baby.
  • As for telling us to grow up and grow some hair, I'd love to, baby, I really would.
  • I do love you baby.
2.1A thing regarded with affection or familiarity: this baby can reach speeds of 120 mph
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  • This is the only way you can purchase this baby at a discounted price.
  • That's not his everyday car, it's his baby.
  • I personally would not do it, simply because my laptop is my baby.

adjetivo

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1Comparatively small or immature of its kind: a baby version of the Oxford Movement
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  • Not the display case where you can buy fake nose rings and baby tees and mini glowsticks to roll around on your tongue.
  • The shirt was a pink baby tee with a tiny pocket on the right side of my chest.
  • Looking for a used grand or baby grand piano?
Sinónimos
miniature, mini, little, small, small-scale, scaled-down, toy, pocket, midget, dwarf, fun-size; Scottishwee; North Americanvest-pocket
British informal titchy
North American informal little-bitty
1.1(Of vegetables) picked before reaching their usual size: baby carrots
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  • Courgettes are actually baby marrows, just picked earlier from the plant.
  • Any vegetable producer tan package baby carrots or cut-up celery in individual portions.
  • If you want to be veggie, go for the selection of baby vegetables with garlic flavoured tomato concentrate.

verbo (babies, babying, babied)

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Treat (someone) as a baby; pamper or be overprotective towards: her aunt babied her and fussed over her clothes
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  • So I've been babying her and giving her extra treats and stuff.
  • He accused her of babying him up, and treating him too nicely.
  • She becomes bold and refuses the will of her husband, and she repudiates babying her children.
Sinónimos

Origen

late Middle English: probably imitative of an infant's first attempts at speech.

Frases

throw the baby out with the bathwater

Discard something valuable along with other things that are undesirable.
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  • I feel I'm relatively representative of Canadians and I don't want the Conservatives throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
  • In this case, I don't see how you could ‘close the loophole’ without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
  • No right-thinking person wants to downplay this problem or its implications, but we are in danger of throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Derivativos

babyhood

sustantivo
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  • A boy's first haircut is an event, a non-biological marker of movement from babyhood into childhood.
  • The strange thing is, I don't really remember any of my children's babyhoods, but I remember her.
  • I have long since given up cigarettes again, apart from a very occasional rollie, but I still miss standing outside on the cold moonlit nights, or maybe I miss my son's babyhood.

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