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 The Border Patrol set up a play pen outside the pods where an 11-year-old boy tended to his 3-year-old sister; a 17-year-old who had migrated without an adult cared for her newborn. Los Angeles Times, "‘How can I get him from there?’ Young migrants stuck in Border Patrol backlog," 2 Apr. 2021 The former Disney Channel star shared another adorable glimpse of her newborn on Saturday, posting a photo of the top of the baby girl's head. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Ashley Tisdale Recalls Her 'Amazing' Labor Experience One Week After Welcoming Daughter Jupiter," 30 Mar. 2021 The mother and her newborn had been isolated because the flu had infected her husband and three other children. The Salt Lake Tribune, "It’s a dark time for LDS temple work, but family history research remains a bright spot," 29 Mar. 2021 Eugenie and her husband welcomed their son last month and first announced the news with a sentimental black-and-white shot of their newborn's tiny hand on Instagram. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie Shares Adorable New Photos of Baby August for Her Birthday," 25 Mar. 2021 Doctors say a Florida mother who received one dose of Moderna vaccine while pregnant has passed antibodies to her newborn. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "First baby in U.S. born with antibodies against COVID-19 after mom receives dose of Moderna vaccine while pregnant," 19 Mar. 2021 While her husband was on hand for the birth, neither knew the hospital would require their newborn to stay in Maduike’s room, rather than the nursery, as a precaution. Leanne Italie, chicagotribune.com, "Anxiety, confusion, terror, relief: Giving birth in pandemic," 16 Mar. 2021 At home with her newborn, Schmidt listened as the city grew quieter and quieter. Ryan Kost, San Francisco Chronicle, "After 12 months of coronavirus the Bay Area reflects on a year of loss, and a lost year," 12 Mar. 2021 While this season has not been focused on influenza cases, it has been well documented that lactating mothers who receive the flu vaccine can transmit protective flu antibodies via breast milk to their newborn or infant. Nina Shapiro, Forbes, "Antibodies For Covid-19 Found In Breast Milk After Vaccine," 4 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun At the time, the pair announced their daughter's arrival via UNICEF — the couple are Goodwill Ambassadors for the charity — sharing a black and white image of their little one grasping her daddy's finger while Perry held on to her newborn's wrist. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, "Luke Bryan Says He Gave Katy Perry's Daughter Daisy Dove a BB Gun as a Baby Gift," 8 Apr. 2021 Made of ultra-realistic rubber, to mimic the weight, clamminess, and trembling of a real angry newborn! Dahlia Gallin Ramirez, The New Yorker, "Dolls That Failed," 12 Mar. 2021 In playing Samia, with her kind eyes and measured ebullience, Erradi tolerates greater anguish in the presence of an unwanted newborn. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Subtle Moroccan drama ‘Adam’ turns on bond between women," 4 Mar. 2021 And any family with a newborn can attest to the power that a lovingly-prepared meal brings to new moms or couples faced with sleepless nights and isolation that can feel like a prison. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, "The power of a meal shared, while separated," 5 Mar. 2021 While clearly passionate about tackling this, Princess Eugenie is also likely to have plenty of other things on her mind at the moment with a newborn. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Princess Eugenie Speaks About Her Hopes For Her Son's Future," 3 Mar. 2021 Evidence suggests that the newborn was delivered just prior to being placed in the bag. Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press, "Dead infant found in wooded area in Lincoln Park, mother still unknown," 9 Mar. 2021 Life expectancy represents the average number of years that a newborn is expected to live if current death rates do not change. New York Times, "A Grim Measure of Covid’s Toll: Life Expectancy Drops Sharply in U.S.," 18 Feb. 2021 The unnamed newborn is the first for Tumani, a 13-year-old who arrived at the Audubon Zoo in 2017. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, "New Orleans zoo celebrates endangered gorilla birth, first in over 20 years at facility," 8 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of newborn was in the 14th century

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“Newborn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/newborn. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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