birth

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 birth — birth; birth·day; birth·dom; birth·land; birth·less; birth·stool; mis·birth; re·birth; …

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  • 7 Birth — Données clés Titre québécois Birth Titre original Birth Réalisation Jonathan Glazer Scénario Jean Claude Carrière, Milo Addica, Jonathan Glazer Pays d’origine …

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  • 8 Birth — ist der Name eines Stadtteils von Velbert im nordrhein westfälischen Kreis Mettmann, siehe Velbert Birth einer Ortschaft im niederrheinischen Kreis Viersen einer Ortschaft der Stadt Hennef (Sieg), siehe Birth (Hennef) eines Films des britischen… …

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  • 9 birth — I (beginning) noun animation, arrival, commencement, creation, debut, embarkation, establishment, exordium, genesis, inauguration, inception, incipience, incipiency, incunabula, infancy, introduction, nascency, onset, origin, origination, ortus,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 Birth — Birth, n. See {Berth}. [Obs.] De Foe. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 13 birth — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ live ▪ Better living conditions mean more live births and fewer stillbirths. ▪ normal ▪ difficult ▪ breech ▪ …

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  • 14 birth */*/*/ — UK [bɜː(r)θ] / US [bɜrθ] noun Word forms birth : singular birth plural births 1) a) [countable/uncountable] 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 …

    English dictionary

  • 15 birth — n. 1) to give birth (she gave birth to twins) 2) a breech; multiple; normal; premature birth 3) at birth (she weighed seven pounds at birth) 4) by birth (he s Spanish by birth) 5) of birth (of noble birth) * * * [bɜːθ] multiple normal premature… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 birth — [[t]bɜ͟ː(r)θ[/t]] ♦♦♦ births 1) N VAR When a baby is born, you refer to this event as his or her birth. It was the birth of his grandchildren which gave him greatest pleasure... She concealed her pregnancy right up to the moment of birth... She… …

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  • 17 BIRTH — The injunction to be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:28) is regarded as the first commandment of the Bible. As a consequence of the disobedience of Eve in the Garden of Eden,   the pangs of childbirth were foretold (Gen. 3:16). References to pangs… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 18 birth — 1. noun /bɜː(ɹ)θ/ a) The process of childbearing. He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him. b) An instance of childbirth. See Also: accident of birth, bear, birth control …

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  • 19 birth — n. & v. n. 1 the emergence of a (usu. fully developed) infant or other young from the body of its mother. 2 rhet. the beginning or coming into existence of something (the birth of civilization; the birth of socialism). 3 a origin, descent,… …

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  • 20 birth — noun 1 give birth (to) if a woman gives birth, she produces a baby from her body: She gave birth to a fine healthy girl. 2 (C, U) the time when a baby comes out of its mother s body: Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! | Were you… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English