1. An infant; a young child of either sex; a baby.
2. A doll for children.
n : a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun
to walk or talk; "isn't she too young to have a baby?"
[syn: baby, infant]
used of children generally (Matt. 11:25; 21:16; Luke 10:21; Rom.
2:20). It is used also of those who are weak in Christian faith
and knowledge (1 Cor. 3:1; Heb. 5:13; 1 Pet. 2:2). In Isa. 3:4
the word "babes" refers to a succession of weak and wicked
princes who reigned over Judah from the death of Josiah downward
to the destruction of Jerusalem.