Definitions for midwifeˈmɪdˌwaɪf; -ˌwaɪvz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. midwife, accoucheuse(noun)

    a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies


  1. midwife(Noun)

    A person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth, but who is not a physician.

    A hundred years ago, a midwife would bring the baby into the world - going to a hospital to deliver a baby was either impossible or unheard of.

  2. midwife(Noun)

    Someone who assists in bringing about some result or project.

  3. midwife(Verb)

    To act as a midwife

  4. midwife(Verb)

    to facilitate the emergence of

    But the bigger objective was to help Iraqis midwife a democratic model that could inspire reform across the Arab-Muslim world and give the youth there a chance at a better future.

  5. Origin: corresponding to mid + wife.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midwife(noun)

    a woman who assists other women in childbirth; a female practitioner of the obstetric art

  2. Midwife(verb)

    to assist in childbirth

  3. Midwife(verb)

    to perform the office of midwife

  4. Origin: [OE. midwif, fr. AS. mid with (akin to Gr. ) + woman, wife. Properly, the woman or wife who is attendant upon a woman in childbirth. See Meta-, and Wife.]

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