Definition of newborn in US English:



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

    ‘a picture of the happy couple and their newborn baby’
    figurative ‘a newborn star’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This deficiency is associated with anemia, a sore mouth and tongue and poor growth and spinal cord problems in newborn children.’
    • ‘He said the operation, known as gastric transposition, is more commonly used on newborn babies born with defects.’
    • ‘That may change soon thanks to a newborn calf born healthy to the first cow cloned from a beef carcass.’
    • ‘All of which are nature's ideal diet for a newborn calf.’
    • ‘Blindness is also a fairly common deformity in newborn sheep.’
    • ‘They will on some occasions attack small ailing domestic animals, newborn sheep and goats, eating parts of them.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Fetal exposures to this proliferating pollutant can harm newborn mice and rats, a new study shows.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The nurturing role of mothers is represented and celebrated as a mother cow cares for her newborn calf.’
    • ‘The life-long farmer was attempting to lift a newborn calf when the cow's hoof struck him.’
    • ‘Killer goldfish, newborn kittens and computer smashing ducks were all topics of conversations in the junior and senior infants class.’
    • ‘It is amazing how large and beautifully formed is a newborn calf.’
    • ‘Mothers of newborn children can expect to receive extra $3,000 dollars per year, more by 2008.’
    • ‘The fact is that today blood screening is a normal part of a newborn child's life cycle.’
    just born, newly born, recently born
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  • A recently born child or animal.

    ‘she's incapable of looking after a newborn’
    • ‘Down's syndrome occurs in 1 of 700 newborns, but the risk varies with the mother's age.’
    • ‘Selective elimination of genetically flawed newborns is necessary if we are to prevent their inferior genes from entering the gene pool.’
    • ‘They included photos of newborns, newly married couples, and those who had recently died.’
    • ‘If you know other families with newborns and young kids, it may be helpful to spend time with them.’
    • ‘A significant number of newborns die because the family lacks money for treatment, the heart surgeon said.’
    • ‘It would be outrageous if this child's death did not result in improved treatment for other mothers and newborns.’
    • ‘The disease kills young men and women and the newborns of infected parents.’
    • ‘Nevirapine won't cure then, but it can prevent them from passing the disease on to their newborns.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Infant colic, a common condition of abdominal pain persisting in some newborns, is known by many names, we are told.’
    • ‘There has been a real improvement in metabolic screening for newborns.’
    • ‘It affects newborns as well as the elderly with varying consequences.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘From the birthing classes I attended in the last months of my wife's pregnancy, I know that newborns can't see.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is hoped that by 2005 all areas in England will be testing all newborns at birth as the hearing screening program.’
    • ‘It was impossible not to buy anything from these women as they cradled their newborns in the cold.’
    newly born child, new baby, tiny baby, young baby, infant, young
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