from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Very recently born: a newborn baby.
  • adj. Born anew: newborn courage.
  • n. A neonate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. recently born.
  • adj. born anew, reborn.
  • n. A recently born baby.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Recently born.
  • n. A baby recently born, usually less than one month old; a neonate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Just born, or very lately born.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a baby from birth to four weeks
  • adj. recently born
  • adj. having just or recently arisen or come into existence


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