Antonyms for infant

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-fuh nt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪn fənt

Definition of infant

Origin :
  • late 14c., "child during earliest period of life" (sometimes extended to age 7 and sometimes including a fetus), from Latin infantem (nominative infans) "young child, babe in arms," noun use of adjective meaning "not able to speak," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + fans, present participle of fari "speak" (see fame (n.)). As an adjective, 1580s, from the noun.
  • noun baby
Example sentences :
  • I was with him when he died, but knew not the hour he departed, for he sunk to rest like an infant.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • He led America out of revolutionary victory into infant nationhood.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • Even while he was an infant in the cradle a strange accident had befallen hum.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • This may happen if her own son be an infant, or very far off, or if she have no son.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • Even when an infant, and in your cradle, you had a soul for poetry.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 15, July 9, 1870 » by Various
  • Ah, never had she known for what trials the infant had been reserved!
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It was the Infant of Spain that stood in the chamber of his ambitious minion.
  • Extract from : « Calderon The Courtier » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It stuck in my infant mind when other things slipped through it.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • He declared that he had never seen so young a mother, or so beautiful an infant.
  • Extract from : « Beaux and Belles of England » by Mary Robinson
  • As early as 1805, some critics in England spoke of her as the Infant Roscius.
  • Extract from : « She Would Be a Soldier » by Mordecai Manuel Noah

Synonyms for infant

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