Dictionary.com

newborn

[ noo-bawrn, nyoo- ]
/ ˈnuˈbɔrn, ˈnyu- /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of newborn

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at new, born
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use newborn in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for newborn

newborn
[ nōōbôrn′ ]

adj.
Very recently born.
n.
A neonate.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK