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noun [countable] baby pronunciation in British English /ˈbeɪbi/
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  1. 1
    a very young child who cannot yet talk or walk. A baby who is old enough to walk is a toddler
    May I hold the baby?
    their new baby daughter
    give birth to/have a baby: I’m hoping to have the baby at home.
    be expecting/having a baby (=be pregnant): She’s expecting a baby in November.
    1. a.
      [usually before noun] a very young animal
      a baby elephant
      baby seals
  2. 2
    informal the youngest member of a family or other group
    At 18, Owen was the baby of the team.
  3. 4
    informal a project or piece of work that you care about a lot, especially because it was your idea
    Steve has always seen the book as his baby.


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