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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vir′gin birth′(n.)

  1. the theological doctrine that the conception and birth of Christ did not impair the virginity of Mary.

    Category: Religion

  2. Category: Zoology

    Ref: parthenogenesis.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parthenogenesis, parthenogeny, virgin birth(noun)

    human conception without fertilization by a man

  2. Virgin Birth, Nativity(noun)

    the theological doctrine that Jesus Christ had no human father; Christians believe that Jesus's birth fulfilled Old Testament prophecies and was attended by miracles; the Nativity is celebrated at Christmas


  1. virgin birth(Noun)

    A birth (or vegetal reproduction) after spontaneous, unfertilized gamete-development in a virginal mother, parthenogenesis

  2. virgin birth(Noun)

    (often capitalized and used absolutely: the Virgin Birth) In Christian theology, the miraculous birth of Christ from the Virgin Mary, as a result of the Immaculate Conception

  3. Origin: virgin 'virginal' + birth


  1. Virgin birth of Jesus

    The virgin birth of Jesus is the belief that Jesus was conceived in the womb of his mother Mary by the Holy Spirit and born while Mary was yet a virgin. The New Testament references are Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-38. The virgin birth is not mentioned in the Pauline epistles, nor is it mentioned in the Gospels of Mark or John. The virgin birth was universally accepted in the Christian church by the 2nd century, was enshrined in the Apostles’ Creed, and, except for several minor sects, was not seriously challenged until the 18th century, and remains a basic article of belief in the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and most Protestant churches. Muslims also accept the virgin birth of Jesus.


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