noun, plural ba·bies.
- Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a girl or woman, especially an attractive one.
- a person of whom one is deeply fond; sweetheart.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) an affectionate or familiar address (sometimes offensive when used to strangers, casual acquaintances, subordinates, etc., especially by a male to a female).
- a man or boy; chap; fellow: He's a tough baby to have to deal with.
- an invention, creation, project, or the like that requires one's special attention or expertise or of which one is especially proud.
- an object; thing: Is that car there your baby?
verb (used with object), ba·bied, ba·by·ing.
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Examples from the Web for babies
In Rwanda, as we watched the young fathers hold their babies, we saw a contented look in their eyes.
The men use the dolls to practice the basics of caring for babies.
The bye bye is being sung, incidentally, by mothers to their babies condemned to death by King Herod.
Other female penguins would have their babies “misused before the very eyes of its parents.”Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The results are shocking: 96 percent of babies born to African American high school dropouts are born out of wedlock.The Real Enemy of Marital Bliss Are Those Most Opposed to Marriage Equality|Jay Michaelson|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We simply mixed all the babies up, just as you would mix up a delicious fruit salad.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
Lily Farquhar says her big sisters spoil her parties so, and they call her and her friends 'the babies,' and laugh at them.The Man with the Pan Pipes|Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
Often the terrified squalls of the parent birds would reach him far down the line and he would run to rescue the babies.Freckles|Gene Stratton-Porter
But if you let those eggs get cold, there will be no babies.Mother West Wind "Where" Stories|Thornton W. Burgess
And your babies are the most irresistible angels that ever came to bless and—enliven—a sordid world.Eve to the Rescue|Ethel Hueston
British Dictionary definitions for babies
noun plural -bies
- a newborn or recently born child; infant
- (as modifier)baby food
- a newborn or recently born animal
- (as modifier)baby rabbits
verb -bies, -bying or -bied (tr)
Derived forms of babybabyhood, nounbabyish, adjective
Word Origin for baby
Medicine definitions for babies
Idioms and Phrases with babies
see throw out the baby with the bath water.