Crossword clues for infant
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Infant \In"fant\, v. t. [Cf. F. enfanter.] To bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in general. [Obs.]
This worthy motto, ``No bishop, no king,'' is . . .
infanted out of the same fears.
Infant \In"fant\, a.
Of or pertaining to infancy, or the first period of life; tender; not mature; as, infant strength.
Intended for young children; as, an infant school.
Infant \In"fant\, n. [L. infans; pref. in- not + fari to speak: cf. F. enfant, whence OE. enfaunt. See Fame, and cf. Infante, Infanta.]
A child in the first period of life, beginning at his birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of age.
And tender cries of infants pierce the ear.
(Law) A person who is not of full age, or who has not attained the age of legal capacity; a person under the age of twenty-one years; a minor.
Note: An infant under seven years of age is not penally responsible; between seven and fourteen years of age, he may be convicted of a malicious offense if malice be proved. He becomes of age on the day preceding his twenty-first birthday, previous to which time an infant has no capacity to contract.
Same as Infante. [Obs.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 14c., "child during earliest period of life" (sometimes extended to age 7 and sometimes including a fetus), from Latin infantem (nominative infans) "young child, babe in arms," noun use of adjective meaning "not able to speak," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + fans, present participle of fari "speak" (see fame (n.)). As an adjective, 1580s, from the noun.
n. 1 A very young human being, from birth to somewhere between six months and two years of age, needing almost constant care and/or attention. 2 (context legal English) A minor. 3 (context obsolete English) A noble or aristocratic youth. vb. (context obsolete English) To bear or bring forth (a child); to produce, in general.
An infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless") is the very young offspring of a human or animal. When applied to humans, the term is usually considered synonymous with baby or bairn (in Scottish English), but the latter is commonly applied to the young of any animal. When a human child learns to walk, the term toddler may be used instead.
The term infant is typically applied to young children between the ages of 1 month and 12 months; however, definitions may vary between birth and 1 year of age, or even between birth and 2 years of age. A newborn is an infant who is only hours, days, or up to a few weeks old.
In medical contexts, newborn or neonate (from Latin, neonatus, newborn) refers to an infant in the first 28 days after birth; the term applies to premature infants, postmature infants, and full term infants. Before birth, the term fetus is used. In the UK, infant is a term that can be applied to school children aged between four and seven. As a legal terminology, "infancy" continues from birth until age 18.
An infant is usually called a baby in simple English, as many people use the term 'baby' instead of infant.
Infant or infants are human children at the youngest stage of life.
Infant or Infants may also refer to:
- Cleveland Infants, a one year baseball team in the Players' League
- Zanesville Infants, a short-lived baseball franchise affiliated with the Central League
- Infant moth (disambiguation), several species of moth
- Infante, also anglicised as Infant, a title and rank in the Iberian kingdoms of Spain and Portugal.
- a legal term referring to any child under the age of legal adulthood.
Usage examples of "infant".
Their skilful guide, changing his plan of operations, then conducted the army by a longer circuit, but through a fertile territory, towards the head of the Euphrates, where the infant river is reduced to a shallow and accessible stream.
Vuitton clutch hung from her elbow and she pushed an expensive Bertini stroller accessorized with an infant whose blond hair matched her own.
The maritime cities, and of these the infant republic of Ragusa, implored the aid and instructions of the Byzantine court: they were advised by the magnanimous Basil to reserve a small acknowledgment of their fidelity to the Roman empire, and to appease, by an annual tribute, the wrath of these irresistible Barbarians.
The Amar were uneasy, moving about constantly, talking in low short bursts, mothers stroking their infants in the birth slings that kept the unformed hatchlings tight against the skin.
In terms of abilities and options, it resembled an anencephalic infant.
In a less strenuous mode, his mother painted countless aquarelles for him, as she had since he was an infant, but although he remained emotionally indebted to her melting hues, his own experiments only made the paper warp and curl.
For the power of forming concepts must have manifested itself in the primitive man, as is actually the case in the infant, by movements of many sorts before articulate language existed.
You see, infant, you cannot live with me until I have found some lady to act asah duenna.
Yes it was Atene who would have fallen, Atene who already fell, had not Ayesha put out her hand and caught her by the wrist, bearing all her backward-swaying weight as easily as though she were but an infant, and without effort drawing her to safety.
The tremendous increase in and new sophistication of infant development research in the last ten years have shed new light on the understanding of what babies need.
Mothers of fussy, uncomfortable infants tend to worry a lot about spoiling because their babies require enormous 28 29 We urge Jessica not to continue trying to go it alone.
Both of these schedules are typical for infants and illustrate how very different babies can be in their daily rhythms.
A few moments later Sigurd Ring awoke from his feigned sleep, and after telling Frithiof that he had recognized him from the first, had tested him in many ways, and had always found his honor fully equal to his vaunted courage, he bade him be patient a little longer, for his end was very near, and said that he would die happy if he could leave Ingeborg, his infant heir, and his kingdom in such good hands.
B, Infant, acting through his curator bonis and guardian ad litem, filed an action as owner and bailor of the chattel, a dog of tender years named Spot, alleging negligence on the part of the Village, in a cross claim for indemnity under Fed.
Human infants virtually need biparental care, especially in traditional societies.