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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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 Thus far, there has been no announcement of where Meghan will give birth, in a hospital or otherwise, and there will be no photocall with the newborn royal baby outside the hospital. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "How Meghan Markle's Birth Plan Will Differ from Kate Middleton's," 11 Apr. 2019 Here, the rich capitalist isn’t an evil genius using genetic engineering to hijack the brains of newborn babies. Jason Zweig, WSJ, "When Charlie Munger Calls, Listen and Learn," 25 Jan. 2019 In the second, the pair is joined by Agent McGee (Sean Murray) as the trio looks after a newborn baby. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'NCIS' Star Wilmer Valderrama Teases an Intimate Moment Between Torres and Bishop," 11 Dec. 2018 After the first treatment, my melasma, acne scarring, and a large age spot had faded drastically; after three treatments, my skin was clear and as smooth as that of a newborn baby. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "What It’s Actually Like to Get Fraxel Laser Treatment," 21 Nov. 2018 As debates rage around him, the mental chaos of his work is amplified by his stresses of his personal life with his wife, Kitty, and their newborn infant. Paul Ross, Popular Mechanics, "I Am Become Opera: An Atomic Show In the Shadow of Los Alamos," 27 July 2018 Zoo curators entered the tamarin habitat Friday morning to a happy surprise: two newborn infants clinging to mother Izzy’s backside. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "The National Zoo’s Golden Lion Tamarins Delight Curators with the Delivery of Twins," 3 July 2018 The male had grabbed the newborn infant by its fluke and was dragging it away from its mother. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "First Case of Orca Infanticide Observed," 22 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 The inspections requirement and the law’s other provisions, including rules that expand the use of baby boxes in which people can anonymously surrender newborns at local fire departments, will take effect Sunday. Rick Callahan, Indianapolis Star, "Judge temporarily blocks abortion reporting rule in Indiana," 29 June 2018 There are no hard statistics on adults with SCD born before 1990, when the state started testing newborns for it. courant.com, "Sickle Cell Patients Suffer As Disparities In Care, Research Persist," 11 May 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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