newborn

adjective
new·​born | \ ˈnü-ˌbȯrn How to pronounce newborn (audio) , ˈnyü-\

Definition of newborn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : recently born
2 : born anew

newborn

noun
plural newborn or newborns

Definition of newborn (Entry 2 of 2)

: a newborn individual

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Examples of newborn in a Sentence

Adjective

felt like a newborn activist after that pep rally

Noun

a mother goat and all of her newborn intentionally bought clothes that were too big for her newborn but which undoubtedly would fit him in a few months
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Simpson shared the sweet moment between her newborn daughter, Birdie Mae, who was born in March, and her older brother Ace Jessica Simpson is loving motherhood! Matt Mcnulty, PEOPLE.com, "Jessica Simpson's Daughter Maxwell and Son Ace Have Adorable Sibling Moments with Baby Birdie," 8 June 2019 Juberkis Alvarez Guanipa said a social worker had informed her that morning that her newborn daughter wasn’t Colombian. Andrea Castillo, latimes.com, "They were born in Colombia. Their parents fled Venezuela. They are citizens of nowhere," 7 June 2019 Luckett-Walker announced the news via Instagram, sharing a sweet photo of the couple’s hands embracing their newborn daughter’s fingers. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "These Celebrity Babies Aren't Even A Year Old And They've Already Stolen Our Hearts," 6 June 2019 Thirty-two years ago my newborn daughter was discharged from Boston Children’s Hospital after an operation to repair a congenital birth defect and a lengthy period of recovery. John Crowley, Harper's magazine, "Works of Mercy," 10 Apr. 2019 One look at the newborn's dark brown hair with bright blonde ends invokes memories of the trend bleached ends pop stars like *NSYNC's Lance Bass and Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath made their signature looks in the late '90s and early 2000s. Marci Robin, Allure, "A Baby Was Born With Naturally Frosted Tips, and Photos of Her Hair Are Going Viral," 30 May 2019 After newborn Luna was successfully brought into the world, with help from Dr. Lauren Bloom (Janet Montgomery) and Dr. Helen Sharpe (Freema Agyeman), everyone piled into an ambulance to head to the hospital. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "That ‘New Amsterdam’ Finale Crash Was So Intense and People Are Not Okay," 15 May 2019 From the moment that Ned Stark brought the curly haired newborn to Winterfell, Jon's whole life has been a struggle. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Will Jon Betray the Starks on 'Game of Thrones'?," 16 Apr. 2019 Don't expect to see Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pose for a photo-op with their newborn baby immediately after the birth. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle's Actually Following in Queen Elizabeth's Footsteps for Her Birth Plan," 11 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

For newborns whose sweat chloride test is positive, the screening allows for early, lung-preserving therapies. Rachel Pearson, The New Yorker, "The Durable Feeling That a Child Is Always at Risk," 10 June 2019 Three of the four newborns are named Tristan, Erik and Clare. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "Texas woman expecting triplets surprised with quadruplets," 24 May 2018 Keepers had seen both of the newborns being carried by their parents, the zoo said. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "Two endangered monkeys born at zoo last week, one died Tuesday," 4 July 2018 LeBlanc says the lack of newborns underscores the need to make changes. Fox News, "Changes coming in Gulf of St Lawrence to help save whales," 28 Mar. 2018 This photo of the newborns arrives on their one month birthday. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Just Shared the First Photo of Her Twins," 14 July 2017 While his ranch has a shelterbelt of trees which protect against winds that blow from the northwest, Mr. Roseland said winds from this storm have come from the east and northeast, buffeting his calving yards and threatening the lives of newborns. Jake Holland, WSJ, "Heavy Snow in the Plains in April: A Rancher’s Struggle," 11 Apr. 2019 According to Cooke, poor light has been shown to inhibit neurotransmitters in the brains of newborns. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "6 Nursery-Decorating Mistakes To Avoid For Your Baby’s Health," 19 Dec. 2018 For another, some of those people will die, including some of the newborns. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "To understand population growth, culture matters," 7 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of newborn

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1786, in the meaning defined above

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newborn

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of newborn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: recently born

newborn

noun

English Language Learners Definition of newborn (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person or animal that has recently been born : a newborn person or animal

newborn

adjective
new·​born | \ ˈnü-ˈbȯrn How to pronounce newborn (audio) , ˈnyü-\

Kids Definition of newborn

1 : recently born a newborn calf
2 : made new or strong again Always when he hunted sure, his senses seemed newborn.— Virginia Hamilton, M. C. Higgins

newborn

adjective
new·​born | \ ˈn(y)ü-ˈbȯ(ə)rn How to pronounce newborn (audio) \

Medical Definition of newborn

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : recently born a newborn infant
2 : affecting or relating to the newborn

newborn

noun
new·​born | \ -ˌbȯ(ə)rn How to pronounce newborn (audio) \
plural newborn or newborns

Medical Definition of newborn (Entry 2 of 2)

: a newborn infant : neonate

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