the time when something begins (especially life)
"they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
birth, nativity, nascency, nascence(noun)
the event of being born
"they celebrated the birth of their first child"
parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing(noun)
the process of giving birth
the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
a baby born; an offspring
"the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births"
give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have(verb)
cause to be born
"My wife had twins yesterday!"
The process of childbearing.
An instance of childbirth.
A beginning or start; a point of origin.
The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.
He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him.
To bear or give birth to (a child).
To produce, give rise to.
A familial relationship established by childbirth.
Her birth father left when she was a baby; she was raised by her mother and stepfather.
the act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; -- generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son
lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction
the condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency
the act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth
that which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable
origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bėrth, n. a ship's station at anchor. [Same as Berth.]
bėrth, n. the act of bearing or bringing forth: the offspring born: dignity of family: origin.—n. Birth′day, the day on which one is born, or the anniversary of that day.—adj. relating to the day of one's birth.—ns. Birth′day-book, a book in diary form, in which the birthdays of one's friends are entered in their autographs; Birth′dom (Shak.), birthright; Birth′-mark, a peculiar mark on one's body at birth; Birth′night, the night on which one is born, or the anniversary of that night; Birth′place, the place of one's birth; Birth′right, the right or privilege to which one is entitled by birth: native rights.—adj. Birth′-strang′led (Shak.), strangled in birth.—n. Birth′-wort, a genus of perennial plants, formerly used medicinally in cases of difficult parturition. [M. E. birÞe, prob. Scand.; cf. Goth, ga-baurÞs, Ger. ge-burt.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'birth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1982
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'birth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3005
Rank popularity for the word 'birth' in Nouns Frequency: #780
The numerical value of birth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of birth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from birth what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government to do good.
I said, you know I started taking this birth control, is it related to this? and he was like, yeah, I definitely think that you have blood clots and it's from the birth control.
I was born in Calgary. My mother was an American citizen by birth, under federal law, that made me an American citizen by birth. The Constitution requires that you be a natural-born citizen.
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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
- καταγωγή, τοκετός, γέννα, γέννηση, γεννώGreek
- suku, sukujuuri, alku, synnyttää, syntymä, syntyperä, synnyttäminen, lisääntyminenFinnish
- accoucher, naissanceFrench
- berteWestern Frisian
- הוֹלִיד, לידהHebrew
- szülés, származásHungarian
- ծնունդ, սկիզբArmenian
- fæðing, hingaðburðurIcelandic
- nascita, partoItalian
- 誕生, 成立, 出生, 勃興Japanese
- 출생, 出生Korean
- 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
- geboorte, afkomst, baren, bevallingDutch
- parto, origem, nascimento, parir, dar à luzPortuguese
- naștere, început, origineRomanian
- рождение, родыRussian
- rožastvo, rođenjeSerbo-Croatian
- rojstvo, roditi, porodSlovene
- födelse, början, födaSwedish
- zaa, zaliwa, kuzaa, zaliwSwahili
- గర్భిణి, వంశము, కను, జన్మించుట, ప్రసవించుTelugu
- sinh đẻ, đầu, gốc, [[sự]] [[ra đời]], dòng dõiVietnamese
- skepiaedje, vinowe å mondeWalloon
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