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newborn

adjective new·born \ ˈnü-ˌbȯrn , ˈnyü- \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of newborn

1 : recently born
2 : born anew

Examples of newborn in a Sentence

  1. felt like a newborn activist after that pep rally

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First Known Use of newborn

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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newborn

noun

Definition of newborn

plural newborn or newborns
: a newborn individual

Examples of newborn in a Sentence

  1. a mother goat and all of her newborn

  2. intentionally bought clothes that were too big for her newborn but which undoubtedly would fit him in a few months

Recent Examples of newborn from the Web

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First Known Use of newborn

1786

in the meaning defined above

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NEW! Time Traveler

NEWBORN Defined for English Language Learners

newborn

Definition of newborn for English Language Learners

  • : recently born


newborn

Definition of newborn for English Language Learners

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


NEWBORN Defined for Kids

newborn

adjective new·born \ ˈnü-ˈbȯrn , ˈnyü- \

Definition of newborn for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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newborn

adjective new·born \ ˈn(y)ü-ˈbȯ(ə)rn \

medical Definition of newborn

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

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newborn

noun new·born \ -ˌbȯ(ə)rn \

medical Definition of newborn

plural newborn or newborns
: a newborn infant : neonate


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