Definition of newborn in English:

newborn

Pronunciation /ˈn(y)o͞oˌbôrn/ /ˈn(j)uˌbɔrn/

adjective

  • (of a child or animal) recently or just born.

    ‘a picture of the happy couple and their newborn baby’
    ‘a newborn star’
    • ‘They will on some occasions attack small ailing domestic animals, newborn sheep and goats, eating parts of them.’
    • ‘That may change soon thanks to a newborn calf born healthy to the first cow cloned from a beef carcass.’
    • ‘He said the operation, known as gastric transposition, is more commonly used on newborn babies born with defects.’
    • ‘The pond in our garden is a contained space and there has been much celebration of the quantity of newborn fish spotted recently and respectively by the wife, the cat and the local heron.’
    • ‘There have been two heartbreaking situations in Scotland recently where newborn babies have been abandoned.’
    • ‘The series includes episodes about newborn calves, an ailing horse, an orphaned lamb, a llama with a broken leg and an old dog with a brain tumour.’
    • ‘The life-long farmer was attempting to lift a newborn calf when the cow's hoof struck him.’
    • ‘Farm owner Jeff Marshall used the heart massage and mouth-to-mouth techniques he had learnt to save newborn calves and lambs to bring the youngster back to life.’
    • ‘This deficiency is associated with anemia, a sore mouth and tongue and poor growth and spinal cord problems in newborn children.’
    • ‘The bus has moved on but we wait with the young parents and the newborn child under the shade of a tree driving away the dogs and waiting for the return of the bus.’
    • ‘Fetal exposures to this proliferating pollutant can harm newborn mice and rats, a new study shows.’
    • ‘The nurturing role of mothers is represented and celebrated as a mother cow cares for her newborn calf.’
    • ‘Killer goldfish, newborn kittens and computer smashing ducks were all topics of conversations in the junior and senior infants class.’
    • ‘The fact is that today blood screening is a normal part of a newborn child's life cycle.’
    • ‘All of which are nature's ideal diet for a newborn calf.’
    • ‘Mothers of newborn children can expect to receive extra $3,000 dollars per year, more by 2008.’
    • ‘Blindness is also a fairly common deformity in newborn sheep.’
    • ‘Hygiene is extremely important around calving, as newborn calves are very vulnerable in the first two to three days after birth.’
    • ‘As new parents, we were fond of videotaping pretty much everything involving our newborn child.’
    • ‘It is amazing how large and beautifully formed is a newborn calf.’
    just born, newly born, recently born
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noun

  • A recently born child or animal.

    ‘she's incapable of looking after a newborn’
    • ‘Some Inuit newborns are born with high blood pressure that persists into elementary school.’
    • ‘Yet teenagers need parental guidance and attention just as intensely as do newborns or young children.’
    • ‘And it can be a problem not just for adults, but for children as young as newborns.’
    • ‘If you know other families with newborns and young kids, it may be helpful to spend time with them.’
    • ‘The disease kills young men and women and the newborns of infected parents.’
    • ‘They included photos of newborns, newly married couples, and those who had recently died.’
    • ‘Selective elimination of genetically flawed newborns is necessary if we are to prevent their inferior genes from entering the gene pool.’
    • ‘Nevirapine won't cure then, but it can prevent them from passing the disease on to their newborns.’
    • ‘Down's syndrome occurs in 1 of 700 newborns, but the risk varies with the mother's age.’
    • ‘Stem cells have been found in adult tissues, in umbilical cord blood from newborns, and in embryos.’
    • ‘Infant colic, a common condition of abdominal pain persisting in some newborns, is known by many names, we are told.’
    • ‘Although smaller than average newborns, 35 rather than 45 kilos, the triplets are fit and healthy.’
    • ‘The figures have alarmed doctors and midwives who fear the increasing popularity of Caesareans is putting mothers and newborns at risk.’
    • ‘A significant number of newborns die because the family lacks money for treatment, the heart surgeon said.’
    • ‘It affects newborns as well as the elderly with varying consequences.’
    • ‘It would be outrageous if this child's death did not result in improved treatment for other mothers and newborns.’
    • ‘From the birthing classes I attended in the last months of my wife's pregnancy, I know that newborns can't see.’
    • ‘There has been a real improvement in metabolic screening for newborns.’
    • ‘It was impossible not to buy anything from these women as they cradled their newborns in the cold.’
    • ‘It is hoped that by 2005 all areas in England will be testing all newborns at birth as the hearing screening program.’
    newly born child, new baby, tiny baby, young baby, infant, young
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Pronunciation

newborn

/ˈn(y)o͞oˌbôrn/ /ˈn(j)uˌbɔrn/