Definitions for birthbɜrθ

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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!"


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sophocles:

    Kindness gives birth to kindness.

  2. Doug Horton:

    Death is feared as birth is forgotten.

  3. Kyree Beachem:

    She had Hirschsprung's disease from birth.

  4. Liz Winston:

    I rely on my personality for birth control.

  5. Erich Fromm:

    Man's main task is to give birth to himself.

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Translations for birth

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ولادة, بداية, ولد, وضع, مولد, ميلادArabic
  • потекло, раждане, произход, раждам, началоBulgarian
  • -ioù, ganedigezhBreton
  • naixença, partCatalan, Valencian
  • narození, porod, zrod, původ, poroditCzech
  • genedigaethWelsh
  • GeburtGerman
  • καταγωγή, τοκετός, γέννα, γέννηση, γεννώGreek
  • naskiĝoEsperanto
  • nacimientoSpanish
  • تولدPersian
  • suku, sukujuuri, alku, synnyttää, syntymä, syntyperä, synnyttäminen, lisääntyminenFinnish
  • eigaFaroese
  • accoucher, naissanceFrench
  • berteWestern Frisian
  • הוֹלִיד, לידהHebrew
  • जन्मHindi
  • szülés, származásHungarian
  • ծնունդ, սկիզբArmenian
  • nascentiaInterlingua
  • akusharIdo
  • fæðing, hingaðburðurIcelandic
  • nascita, partoItalian
  • 誕生, 成立, 出生, 勃興Japanese
  • დაბადებაGeorgian
  • 출생, 出生Korean
  • مناڵبوونKurdish
  • төрөлүш, туулуш, булак, тууш, ата тек, төрөт, тек, келип чыгышы, төрөлүү, туулуу, пайда болууKyrgyz
  • nascentia, nativitas, pario, orīgoLatin
  • gimimas, gimdymasLithuanian
  • dzemdības, dzemdēšanaLatvian
  • whānautanga, tīmatangaMāori
  • раѓање, породување, зародиш, раѓа, потекло, родMacedonian
  • ജനനംMalayalam
  • geboorte, afkomst, baren, bevallingDutch
  • parto, origem, nascimento, parir, dar à luzPortuguese
  • unquyQuechua
  • naștere, început, origineRomanian
  • рождение, родыRussian
  • rožastvo, rođenjeSerbo-Croatian
  • porodiťSlovak
  • rojstvo, roditi, porodSlovene
  • födelse, början, födaSwedish
  • zaa, zaliwa, kuzaa, zaliwSwahili
  • గర్భిణి, వంశము, కను, జన్మించుట, ప్రసవించుTelugu
  • تولدUrdu
  • sinh đẻ, đầu, gốc, [[sự]] [[ra đời]], dòng dõiVietnamese
  • skepiaedje, vinowe å mondeWalloon

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