baby

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. infant, babe, child, tot, kid (inf.); nursling, suckling; off-spring. See youth. — v. t. pamper. See leniency.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Infantile]
Syn. youthful, babyish, juvenile; see childish 1 .
2. [Small]
Syn. diminutive, miniature, tiny; see little 1 .
n.
1. [An infant]
Syn. infant, newborn, babe, nursling, suckling, babe in arms, neonate, preemie*, child, toddler, tot, youngling, brat, bairn, young one, little one, papoose, bambino (Italian), enfant (French), kid*, cherub*, pledge of love*, little stranger*, little newcomer*, (little) accident*, bundle from heaven*, bundle of joy*, another mouth to feed*; see also child .
Ant. adult, adolescent, grown-up.
2. [The youngest or smallest of a group]
Syn. junior, youngest, the baby of the family*; see sense 1.
3. [A beginner]
Syn. learner, novice, apprentice; see amateur .
4. [A timid or helpless person]
Syn. crybaby, coward, sissy*, wimp*; see coward , weakling .
v.
Syn. pamper, coddle, pet, spoil, dandle, nurse, cherish, foster, cuddle, make much of, cosset, humor, indulge, mollycoddle; see also humor .
See Synonym Study at humor .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. infant newborn, babe, neonate, *bambino, papoose, tot, nursling, nipper, toddler. ''It is all gut and squall.''—Charles Brown. ''An inestimable blessing and bother.''—Mark Twain.
2. sniveler whiner, crybaby, *wimp.
WORD FIND
abandoned and found: foundling
ailment: croup
bathtub: bathinette
bed: cradle, bassinet
bounce on one’s knee or swing up and down in one’s arms: dandle
breastfeeder, hired: wet nurse
carriage: buggy, pram, stroller, perambulator
chewy toy: teething ring, pacifier
contented, happy cry: crow
cry loudly: squall
cry weakly: whimper, mewl
dead at birth: stillborn
diaper irritation: diaper rash
embryo implant: test-tube baby
foreskin removal from male: circumcision
illegitimate: love child, bastard
multiple: twins, triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, sextuplets
murder of: infanticide
outfit: layette
premature infant: preemie
rubber soother: pacifier
soft spot on head: fontanelle
song: lullaby
talk: babble, coo, gurgle
tooth eruption: teething
walking: toddling
whine and whimper: pule
see birth, child, children, pregnancy
II
v.
spoil, indulge, dote on, pamper, coddle, mollycoddle, overprotect, shelter, smother.
III
a.
small, wee, miniature, tiny, young, teensy, pocket-sized.
ANT.: large, mature
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A very young child: babe, bambino, infant, neonate, newborn, nursling. Idiom: bundle of joy. See KIN, YOUTH. 2. A person who behaves in a childish, weak, or spoiled way: milksop, milquetoast, mollycoddle, weakling. Idiom: mama's boy (or girl). See YOUTH. II verb To treat with indulgence and often overtender care: cater, coddle, cosset, indulge, mollycoddle, overindulge, pamper, spoil. See TREAT WELL.

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