treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
(slang) sometimes used as a term of address for attractive young women
the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young); "the baby of the family"; "the baby of the Supreme Court"
a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk; "the baby began to cry again"; "she held the baby in her arms"; "it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different"
an unborn child; a human fetus; "I felt healthy and very feminine carrying the baby"; "it was great to feel my baby moving about inside"
an immature childish person; "he remained a child in practical matters as long as he lived"; "stop being a baby!"
a project of personal concern to someone; "this project is his baby"
at a great cost; "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost him dear"
with affection; "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her affectionately"
a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
with or in a close or intimate relationship;
a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
having a high price; "costly jewelry"; "high-priced merchandise"; "much too dear for my pocketbook"; "a pricey restaurant"
earnest; "one's dearest wish"; "devout wishes for their success"; "heartfelt condolences"