Definitions for birthbɜrθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an act or instance of being born:

    day of birth.

    Category: Medicine

  2. the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring; childbirth; parturition.

    Category: Medicine

  3. lineage; extraction; descent:

    of Grecian birth.

  4. high or noble lineage.

  5. heritage:

    a musician by birth.

  6. any coming into existence:

    the birth of an idea.

  7. Archaic. something that is born.

  8. (v.t.)to give birth to.

    Category: Dialect

Idioms for birth:

  1. give birth to, to bear (a child). to initiate; originate.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of birth:

1150–1200; ME byrthe < Scand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. birth(noun)

    the time when something begins (especially life)

    "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"

  2. birth, nativity, nascency, nascence(noun)

    the event of being born

    "they celebrated the birth of their first child"

  3. parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing(noun)

    the process of giving birth

  4. parentage, birth(noun)

    the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents

  5. birth(verb)

    a baby born; an offspring

    "the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births"

  6. give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have(verb)

    cause to be born

    "My wife had twins yesterday!"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. birth(noun)ˈɝθ

    the time when a baby is born

    at the time of the birth; The infant weighed 8.5 pounds at birth.

  2. birthˈɝθ

    the place or family that sb is born into

    Canadian by birth

  3. birthˈɝθ

    to produce a baby

    The cat gave birth to five kittens.


  1. birth(Noun)

    The process of childbearing.

  2. birth(Noun)

    An instance of childbirth.

  3. birth(Noun)

    A beginning or start; a point of origin.

  4. birth(Noun)

    The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.

    He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him.

  5. birth(Verb)

    To bear or give birth to (a child).

  6. birth(Verb)

    To produce, give rise to.

  7. birth(Adjective)

    A familial relationship established by childbirth.

    Her birth father left when she was a baby; she was raised by her mother and stepfather.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Birth(noun)

    the act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; -- generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son

  2. Birth(noun)

    lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction

  3. Birth(noun)

    the condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency

  4. Birth(noun)

    the act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth

  5. Birth(noun)

    that which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable

  6. Birth(noun)

    origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire

  7. Birth(noun)

    see Berth


  1. Birth

    Birth is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring from the uterus. The offspring is brought forth from the mother. The time of human birth is defined as the time at which the fetus comes out of the mother's womb into the world. Different forms of birth are oviparity, vivipary and ovovivipary.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'birth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1982

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'birth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3005

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'birth' in Nouns Frequency: #780

Translations for birth

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(an) act of coming into the world, being born

the birth of her son; deaf since birth.

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