newborn

[ noo-bawrn, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnuˈbɔrn, ˈnyu- /

adjective

recently or only just born.
born anew; reborn: a newborn faith in human goodness.

noun, plural new·born, new·borns.

a newborn infant; neonate.

Nearby words

  1. newbery, john,
  2. newbie,
  3. newbold,
  4. newbolt,
  5. newbolt, sir henry john,
  6. newburg,
  7. newburgh,
  8. newbury,
  9. newburyport,
  10. newby hall

Origin of newborn

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at new, born

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British Dictionary definitions for newborn

newborn

/ (ˈnjuːˌbɔːn) /

adjective

  1. recently or just born
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the newborn
(of hope, faith, etc) reborn
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Word Origin and History for newborn

newborn

adj.

also new-born, c.1300, from new + born. As a noun from 1879.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for newborn

newborn

[ nōōbôrn′ ]

adj.

Very recently born.

n.

A neonate.

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