- recently or only just born.
- born anew; reborn: a newborn faith in human goodness.
- a newborn infant; neonate.
Origin of newborn
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Examples from the Web for newborn
Mary is rarely just Mary in this selection—she is almost always depicted with her newborn or dead son.The Virgin Mary Lookbook
December 7, 2014
Creepy thing to wrap up in festive paper and a bow and give to a newborn baby, yeah?Keep Christmas Commercialized!
P. J. O’Rourke
December 6, 2014
Rick must shepherd his newborn daughter, Judith, through this world of peril.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero
October 28, 2014
Asked if he knew the names of the newborn quadruplets, Merritt recalled two: gi—a karate outfit—and po—a chamber pot.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble
October 11, 2014
Perhaps the problem is that we are conflating all of nursing with just the newborn stage.Dita Von Teese, My Breasts Are All Yours
August 8, 2014
He felt a sudden lift of the heart, an access of newborn confidence.The Highgrader
William MacLeod Raine
“I'll go,” agreed the squire, almost quivering in his newborn eagerness.The Escape of Mr. Trimm
Irvin S. Cobb
He compared himself to a newborn babe coming into the world.Unthinkable
Roger Phillips Graham
The old, the diseased, and the alcoholic are more apt to succumb, also the newborn.
That she knew not the pangs that usher in The newborn child?Laments
- recently or just born
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the newborn
- (of hope, faith, etc) reborn
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Word Origin and History for newborn
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Very recently born.
- A neonate.
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