What does Birth mean?

Definitions for Birth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. birthnoun

    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, nascencenoun

    the event of being born

    "they celebrated the birth of their first child"

  3. parturition, birth, giving birth, birthingnoun

    the process of giving birth

  4. parentage, birthnoun

    the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents

  5. birthverb

    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, haveverb

    cause to be born

    "My wife had twins yesterday!"


  1. birthnoun

    The process of childbearing.

  2. birthnoun

    An instance of childbirth.

  3. birthnoun

    A beginning or start; a point of origin.

  4. birthnoun

    The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.

    He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him.

  5. birthverb

    To bear or give birth to (a child).

  6. birthverb

    To produce, give rise to.

  7. birthadjective

    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. Birthnoun

    the act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; -- generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son

  2. Birthnoun

    lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction

  3. Birthnoun

    the condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency

  4. Birthnoun

    the act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth

  5. Birthnoun

    that which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable

  6. Birthnoun

    origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire

  7. Birthnoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Birth

    bėrth, n. a ship's station at anchor. [Same as Berth.]

  2. Birth

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. birth

    The act of being born.

    The cow gave birth to her calf and it was such a joyous sight.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 3, 2020  
  2. birth

    The natural movement of a baby through the birth canal, cervix and then out of the vagina of their mother.

    The birth of the baby is a miracle they both agree.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Birth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Birth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Birth in a Sentence

  1. Nick Loeb:

    I didn't create lives lightly. This was very, very important to me, to the point where, when we created these lives and we put them into a surrogate, we were coming up with names for our children. And so, to do anything besides continue their journey towards life and birth to me is tantamount to destruction.

  2. Patrick Elliott:

    Public schools are a place for all students regardless of religious belief or non-belief, to have public schools involved in a Christian event celebrating the birth of Jesus is a problem.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    It can be said, without a doubt, that love is the cause of birth and death.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    It's not surprising that we are all craving for the diplomas, degrees and masters. I strongly believe that journey began with your birth certificate. Which is safely kept inside the house, where it belongs!

  5. Anne Zohra Berrached:

    I had an abortion Anne Zohra Berrached before the third month of pregnancy and I have to deal with that up to this day, i know how old the child would be now, the birth date it would have had and therefore it was obvious to me that I can take this issue with me for three or four years.

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