Definition of Infant

1. Noun. A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk. "It sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"

Definition of Infant

1. n. A child in the first period of life, beginning at his birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of age.

2. a. Of or pertaining to infancy, or the first period of life; tender; not mature; as, infant strength.

3. v. t. To bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in general.

Definition of Infant

1. Noun. A very young human being, from birth to somewhere between six months and two years of age, needing almost constant care and/or attention. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) A minor. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A noble or aristocratic youth. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To bear or bring forth (a child); to produce, in general. ¹

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Definition of Infant

1. a child in the earliest stages of life [n -S]

Medical Definition of Infant

1. The child up to 24 months of age. The word infant is from the latin meaning not speaking. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infant

infant (current term)
infant behaviour
infant botulism
infant care
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infant death
infant deathrate
infant equipment
infant feeding
infant food
infant mortality
infant mortality rate
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Literary usage of Infant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1873)
"Patton, (e) the court required some distinct * act by which the infant either received a * 239 benefit from the contract after he arrived at full age, ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"An infant has been held liable for a fine on his admission to a copyhold estate. 3 Burr. ... But it has been said, that if an infant is the owner of houses, ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1901)
"In the infant the spine has little bone and much cartilage ... The spinal curves present an interesting and important condition.1 In the infant, ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"223; directing, DECREE of Foreclosure against an infant, with a day to show cause (a). in case the mortgagees consent to a sale, an Inquiry, whether it will ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1889)
"The cases cited by coun- 184 U. 8. next friend was with the knowledge and assent of the infant's mother and guardian. It is impossible to believe that he ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"See infants—Care and hygiene infant mortality Conservation of child life. WJ Gallivan. ... Arn Phys Educ R 21:503-4 N '16 Income and infant mortality. ..."

7. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"This paper will discuss only certain aspects of poverty and infant mortality ... This most emphatically does not mean that infant mortality is merely a city ..."

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