What does the word babe mean?

Usage examples for babe

  1. Phobar somehow felt that the thing was talking to him as he would to a new- born babe. – Raiders of the Universes by Donald Wandrei
  2. Take, in brief, the substance of the story:- Once on a time, a king and queen made themselves very unhappy because they had no heir to their throne; and they prayed for one; and lo, on some bright summer morning, the queen, waking from sleep, saw a cradle beside her bed, and in the cradle a beautiful sleeping babe. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. The babe was sent to a parish- nurse, and afterwards to this woman, who did not seem much better; but what was to be expected from such a close bargain? – Maria The Wrongs of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft