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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Midwife

    mid′wīf, n. a woman who assists others in childbirth:—pl. Midwives (mid′wīvz).n. Mid′wifery, art or practice of a midwife or accoucheuse: assistance at childbirth. [A.S. mid, together with (Ger. mit, Gr. met-a), wíf, woman.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of midwife in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of midwife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rachel Kyte:

    You can't give birth safely if the midwife is holding a torch between her teeth.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A lonely Autumn leaf on the road by sticking to another one becomes more resistant to harsh winds. Unity is the midwife of security!

  3. Frances Manfrey:

    We originally balked at our midwife’s total fee of $3,500, that all had to come out of pocket in regular payments, but we budgeted and made it work.

  4. Ole Olsen:

    In case of any doubt about the status of the pregnancy as low-risk, the midwife will consult with an obstetrician to clarify any precautions related to the specific health concern.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

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