Hypertext Webster Gateway: "infant"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Infant \In"fant\, n. [L. infans; pref. in- not + fari to speak:
cf. F. enfant, whence OE. enfaunt. See {Fame}, and cf.
{Infante}, {Infanta}.]
1. A child in the first period of life, beginning at his
birth; a young babe; sometimes, a child several years of

And tender cries of infants pierce the ear. --C.

2. (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.

3. Same as {Infante}. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Infant \In"fant\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to infancy, or the first period of life;
tender; not mature; as, infant strength.

2. Intended for young children; as, an infant school.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : being or befitting or characteristic of an infant; "baby
rabbits" [syn: {baby(a)}, {infant(a)}, {infantile}]
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}, {babe}]

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