• WordNet 3.6
    • adj newborn having just or recently arisen or come into existence "new nations","with newborn fears"
    • adj newborn recently born "a newborn infant"
    • n newborn a baby from birth to four weeks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average weight of a newborn baby is 7 lbs. 6 oz. For a triplet baby it is 3 lbs. 12 oz
    • a newborn nū"bôrn` Recently born.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A newborn kangaroo weighs approximately 0.03 ounces and is small enough to fit in a teaspoon
    • newborn Just born, or very lately born.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the mid-1800s, less than half of the newborn babies lived more than ten years. Today, over 90 percent do.
    • adjs Newborn (Shak.) recently born
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  • Russell Bishop
    Russell Bishop
    “I don't know any parents that look into the eyes of a newborn baby and say, How can we screw this kid up.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. níwe, neówe; Ger. neu, Ir. nuadh, L. novus, Gr. neos.


In literature:

One can see a newborn cuttlefish do this a minute after it escapes from the egg.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Each newborn child represents so much cost to the community for his education.
"Socialism As It Is" by William English Walling
The newborn baby comes into the world in an absolutely helpless condition and completely unconscious of his surroundings.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Starting from the helpless state of a newborn, he had moved through murder to the ownership of an antidote shop.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
When Larry started out upon this, his very first hunt alone, he was filled with a newborn ambition.
"Chums in Dixie" by St. George Rathborne
It's like a newborn baby.
"The Machine That Saved The World" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Browne, Newborne H. 111.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
The one was the newborn fancy for fairy-tales, and Eastern tales in particular.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
The men who will help you into Singapore or take you to Manila will be as innocent as newborn babes.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
He compared himself to a newborn babe coming into the world.
"Unthinkable" by Roger Phillips Graham

In poetry:

Roused to newborn strength and courage,
Pain and grief, I cast away,
Health and life, I keenly follow,
Mighty Death is held at bay.
"Power of Love" by Anne Bronte
It was a coward's blow—
A coward's trick to bind us where we lay!
Then, on the silence and the newborn day,
His voice rang bleak and slow.
"The Revenge" by George Sterling
Leads them as children and as air
On to the blindly tossing tops;
The centuries throw back their hair
And the old men sing from newborn lips:
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
See! the close curtain moves, the spell dissolves!
Slowly it lifts: the dazzling sunshine streams
Upon a newborn world
And laughing summer seas.
"Fog" by Emma Lazarus
Bright and clear he added then the heavens,
And the blue-tinged mountains far and farther,
So that I, as though newborn, enraptured
Gazed on, now the painter, now the picture.
"Love As A Landscape Painter" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
And thou, 'mong women blest,
Who laidst, with awe—struck breast,
Thy precious babe upon the lowly straw,
Now for thy new—born Son
Were nook and cradle none,
If not in bloody trench or cannon's smoking jaw.
"Christmas,1870" by Alfred Austin

In news:

A newborn baby boy was apparently thrown down a trash chute.
A visit to the National Zoo in Washington, DC where giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a newborn baby over the weekend.
The body of a newborn baby was found buried in the back yard of a Olympia home, police said Tuesday.
Apparently, for one mother, a Dodge Dakota truck is fair exchange for a newborn baby and now a Kentucky couple could face up to 20 years in prison by doing so.
Body of newborn infant found in Maryland attic.
The body of a newborn infant was found in the trunk of a car in Calvert County Thursday evening.
A few years back a study found over 200 chemicals in the umbilical cords of newborns, particularly African American, Asian and Hispanic babies.
For the second time this week and the fourth time this year in Los Angeles County, a newborn was dropped off at a hospital under the Safe Surrender program, authorities reported Wednesday.
Kaylie Renee Lufcy- Nunnery , newborn daughter of Marie Lufcy of Benton and Shane Nunnery of Jackson, died Oct 30, 2010, at St Mary's Health Center in St Louis.
Newborn dropped off at Oviedo fire station.
A newborn baby will be turned over to an Orange County adoption agency after a parent dropped the child off at a fire station in Oviedo on Saturday.
Which is correct, and how does a parent with a newborn son make the decision.
Live newborn lynx spiderlings (6x), 2nd Place Winner 2012 Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have discovered a way for producers to quickly measure a newborn piglet 's nursing ability and increase odds of survival in at-risk piglets.
A newborn in Argentina declared dead shortly after her birth was reportedly.

In science:

The newborn quark star is a huge reservoir of energy, including thermal energy of quarks, which for simplicity are assumed to be normal (non-superconducting) at the prevailing temperatures.
Gamma-Ray Bursts from quark stars
Usov for helpful remarks concerning the photon spectrum of a newborn quark star.
Gamma-Ray Bursts from quark stars
The newborn protostar eventually heats up the surrounding material with its radiation, raising the dust temperature above the sublimation value for grain mantles, and forming the so–called “Hot Cores” (HCs).
Chemical processes in star forming regions
An exception to the rule that dust disks around newborn stars disappear in a few million years was the discovery by Spitzer of a dusty disk orbiting St 34, an accreting M star binary with an estimated age of ~25 Myr (Hartmann et al. 2005a).
First Fruits of the Spitzer Space Telescope: Galactic and Solar System Studies
The results are then normalized to the chosen NS formation rate (270 newborn NSs per Myr in the whole region of the considered problem).
Astronomy meets QCD: cooling constraints for the theories of internal structure of compact objects