follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

newborn

[noo-bawrn, nyoo-] /ˈnuˈbɔrn, ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
recently or only just born.
2.
born anew; reborn:
a newborn faith in human goodness.
noun, plural newborn, newborns.
3.
a newborn infant; neonate.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see new, born
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for newborn
  • The normal range of newborn blood sugars continues to be debated.
  • There have, however, been some reports of selflimiting effects on newborn infants.
  • The newborn calf is about long and approximately , growing to by its first birthday.
  • Keeping & breeding halfbeaks includes growth rate chart and pictures of newborn fish.
  • When the eggs hatch, the newborn nymphs drop to the ground, where they burrow.
  • The newborn was swaddled and remained with its mother in the tipi for a few days.
  • Meconium ileus is a typical finding in newborn babies with cf.
British Dictionary definitions for newborn

newborn

/ˈnjuːˌbɔːn/
adjective
1.
  1. recently or just born
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the) the newborn
2.
(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
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for newborn
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
newborn in Medicine

newborn new·born (nōō'bôrn', nyōō'-)
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.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for newborn

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for newborn

12
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with newborn