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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Babe  \Babe\,  n.  [Cf.  Ir  bab,  baban,  W.  baban,  maban.] 
  1.  An  infant;  a  young  child  of  either  sex;  a  baby. 
 
  2.  A  doll  for  children.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  babe 
  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}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Babe 
  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. 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BABE  or  :BABY:,  n.  A  misshapen  creature  of  no  particular  age,  sex,  or 
  condition,  chiefly  remarkable  for  the  violence  of  the  sympathies  and 
  antipathies  it  excites  in  others  itself  without  sentiment  or  emotion. 
  There  have  been  famous  babes;  for  example,  little  Moses,  from  whose 
  adventure  in  the  bulrushes  the  Egyptian  hierophants  of  seven  centuries 
  before  doubtless  derived  their  idle  tale  of  the  child  Osiris  being 
  preserved  on  a  floating  lotus  leaf. 
 
  Ere  babes  were  invented 
  The  girls  were  contended. 
  Now  man  is  tormented 
  Until  to  buy  babes  he  has  squandered 
  His  money.  And  so  I  have  pondered 
  This  thing  and  thought  may  be 
  'T  were  better  that  Baby 
  The  First  had  been  eagled  or  condored 
  Ro  Amil 
 
 




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