Definition of newborn in English:



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

    ‘a picture of the happy couple and their newborn baby’
    figurative ‘a newborn star’
    • ‘It is amazing how large and beautifully formed is a newborn calf.’
    • ‘Hygiene is extremely important around calving, as newborn calves are very vulnerable in the first two to three days after birth.’
    • ‘Killer goldfish, newborn kittens and computer smashing ducks were all topics of conversations in the junior and senior infants class.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He said the operation, known as gastric transposition, is more commonly used on newborn babies born with defects.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Mothers of newborn children can expect to receive extra $3,000 dollars per year, more by 2008.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They will on some occasions attack small ailing domestic animals, newborn sheep and goats, eating parts of them.’
    • ‘There have been two heartbreaking situations in Scotland recently where newborn babies have been abandoned.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All of which are nature's ideal diet for a newborn calf.’
    • ‘The nurturing role of mothers is represented and celebrated as a mother cow cares for her newborn calf.’
    • ‘Fetal exposures to this proliferating pollutant can harm newborn mice and rats, a new study shows.’
    • ‘Blindness is also a fairly common deformity in newborn sheep.’
    • ‘As new parents, we were fond of videotaping pretty much everything involving our newborn child.’
    • ‘The fact is that today blood screening is a normal part of a newborn child's life cycle.’
    • ‘That may change soon thanks to a newborn calf born healthy to the first cow cloned from a beef carcass.’
    just born, newly born, recently born
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  • A recently born child or animal.

    ‘she's incapable of looking after a newborn’
    • ‘Yet teenagers need parental guidance and attention just as intensely as do newborns or young children.’
    • ‘Down's syndrome occurs in 1 of 700 newborns, but the risk varies with the mother's age.’
    • ‘It was impossible not to buy anything from these women as they cradled their newborns in the cold.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It affects newborns as well as the elderly with varying consequences.’
    • ‘Although smaller than average newborns, 35 rather than 45 kilos, the triplets are fit and healthy.’
    • ‘Stem cells have been found in adult tissues, in umbilical cord blood from newborns, and in embryos.’
    • ‘And it can be a problem not just for adults, but for children as young as newborns.’
    • ‘It would be outrageous if this child's death did not result in improved treatment for other mothers and newborns.’
    • ‘A significant number of newborns die because the family lacks money for treatment, the heart surgeon said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Infant colic, a common condition of abdominal pain persisting in some newborns, is known by many names, we are told.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The figures have alarmed doctors and midwives who fear the increasing popularity of Caesareans is putting mothers and newborns at risk.’
    • ‘Some Inuit newborns are born with high blood pressure that persists into elementary school.’
    • ‘If you know other families with newborns and young kids, it may be helpful to spend time with them.’
    • ‘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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