What is infant?

  • (noun): A very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk.
    Synonyms: baby, babe


An infant (from the Latin word infans, meaning "unable to speak" or "speechless") is the very young offspring of a human or other mammal. When applied to humans, the term is usually considered synonymous with baby, 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.

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Samuel Wilderspin - Life
... as a clerk in the City of London, but later trained in infant education ... an Owenite who had recently set up an infant school at Brewer's Green in Westminster ... With his wife Sarah Anne, Wilderspin ran an infant school in Spitalfields, London, from 1820 ...
List Of Mexican States By Infant Mortality
... The following is the list of infant mortality by states of Mexico, it included all infants under the age of four ... Mexican States by Infant Mortality (2006, Total) Number State Infant mortality (Total) 1 Aguascalientes 2 ... Baja California 3 ... Baja California Sur 4 ... Campeche 5 ... Coahuila 6 ... Colima 7 ... Chiapas ...
The Goat Amalthea With The Infant Jupiter And A Faun
... The Goat Amalthea with the Infant Jupiter and a Faun is an early work by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini ... It shows Amalthea as a goat, the infant god Jupiter, and an infant Faun ...
Infant - Common Care Issues
... Baby colic Bassinet/crib Bathing Cradle cap Day care Diaper rash Infant formula Infant massage Immunization Pacifier Paternal bond Teething Umbilical cord ...
Maronite Mummies - Discovery
... Initially, the discovery consisted of a single four-month-old infant mummy ... The infant was named Yasmine by her discoverers ... The infant was clothed and fully interred only 40 cm below ground, she was laid on her back alone in the grave, her head resting on a smooth stone ...

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    The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
    Denis Diderot (1713–1784)

    Language was not powerful enough to describe the infant phenomenon. “I’ll tell you what, sir,” he said; “the talent of this child is not to be imagined. She must be seen, sir—seen—to be ever so faintly appreciated.”... The infant phenomenon, though of short stature, had a comparatively aged countenance, and had moreover been precisely the same age—not perhaps to the full extent of the memory of the oldest inhabitant, but certainly for five good years.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    —the dark ajar, the rocks breaking with light,
    and undisturbed, unbreathing flame,
    colorless, sparkless, freely fed on straw,
    and, lulled within, a family with pets,
    —and looked and looked our infant sight away.
    Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)