What does birth mean?

Definitions for birth
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. birth(noun)

    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, nascence(noun)

    the event of being born

    "they celebrated the birth of their first child"

  3. parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing(noun)

    the process of giving birth

  4. parentage, birth(noun)

    the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents

  5. birth(verb)

    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, have(verb)

    cause to be born

    "My wife had twins yesterday!"

Wiktionary

  1. birth(Noun)

    The process of childbearing.

  2. birth(Noun)

    An instance of childbirth.

  3. birth(Noun)

    A beginning or start; a point of origin.

  4. birth(Noun)

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

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

  5. birth(Verb)

    To bear or give birth to (a child).

  6. birth(Verb)

    To produce, give rise to.

  7. birth(Adjective)

    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. Birth(noun)

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

  2. Birth(noun)

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

  3. Birth(noun)

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

  4. Birth(noun)

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

  5. Birth(noun)

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

  6. Birth(noun)

    origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire

  7. Birth(noun)

    see Berth

Freebase

  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.]

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

How to pronounce birth ?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say birth in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Sophocles:

    Kindness gives birth to kindness.

  2. Doug Horton:

    Death is feared as birth is forgotten.

  3. Shruthi Mahalingaiah:

    Preterm birth is a multifactorial issue.

  4. Kyree Beachem:

    She had Hirschsprung's disease from birth.

  5. Liz Winston:

    I rely on my personality for birth control.

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