- birth [ bɜrθ ] noun ***1. ) count or uncount the occasion of a baby being born:We are happy to announce the birth of our son Andrew.John wanted to be present at the birth.from/since birth: James has been blind from birth.at birth (=at the time when you are born): children who have medical complications at birthplace of birth: Place of birth: Renoa ) count or uncount the process of being born or of giving birth to a baby:It was a very difficult birth.b ) give birth (to someone) if a woman gives birth to a baby, she produces it from inside her body:She gave birth to a baby boy.=> DATE OF BIRTH2. ) uncount your status or position in society according to your family or the place you were born:Why should an accident of birth (=being born rich, poor, etc.) determine what opportunities you have?a woman of noble birthby birth: She's a French national by birth.3. ) singular the beginning of something such as an idea, institution, or nation:birth of: the birth of a new era in Latin American politicsa ) give birth to something to make something important start to exist:It was this event that gave birth to the peace movement.
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Birth — is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring [http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/birth] . The offspring is brought forth from the mother. Different forms of birth are oviparity, vivipary or ovovivipary.Two words used to… … Wikipedia
birth — W2S2 [bə:θ US bə:rθ] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: byrth] 1.) give birth (to sb) if a woman gives birth, she produces a baby from her body ▪ Patsy was celebrating last night after giving birth to twins. 2.) [U and C] the time when a… … Dictionary of contemporary English
Birth — (b[ e]rth), n. [OE. burth, birth, AS. beor[eth], gebyrd, fr. beran to bear, bring forth; akin to D. geboorte, OHG. burt, giburt, G. geburt, Icel. bur[eth]r, Skr. bhrti bearing, supporting; cf. Ir. & Gael. beirthe born, brought forth. [root]92.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
birth — [bʉrth] n. [ME birthe, burthe < ON byrth, akin to OE gebyrde, byrde, Goth gabaurths < IE * bhrto, pp. of base * bher , BEAR1] 1. the act of bringing forth offspring 2. the act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; nativity 3.… … English World dictionary
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birth — ► NOUN 1) the emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being. 2) the beginning of something. 3) origin or ancestry: he is of noble birth. DERIVATIVES birthing noun. ● give birth Cf … English terms dictionary
birth — [n1] becoming alive bearing, beginning, birthing, blessed event*, childbearing, childbirth, creation, act of God, delivery, labor, nascency, natality, nativity, parturition, producing, travail, visit from stork*; concepts 302,373 Ant. death birth … New thesaurus