What does birth mean?

Definitions for birth
bɜrθbirth

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word birth.

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.]

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 movement of a baby through the birth canal and from the body of their mother.

    The birth of the baby was the most miraculous moment ever witnessed her husband said.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 25, 2020  

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?

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    Karen
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    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. RVM:

    It’s great to celebrate the birth of our Lord, but greater still is the realization that he is born everyday within the temple of our heart and lives therein with us eternally.-RVM

  2. Kyoko Nomura:

    Japan currently faces a serious problem of an increasing number of low birth weight babies.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    There are many actors who can’t gain fame with their original birth name, so what reality should be expected out of them in the life game.

  4. Marina Garcia:

    Garcia News 4 Tucson. Marina Garcia told her husband the baby was not his. ( Cochise County Sheriff's Office) Despite the child not being his, he said he was willing to adopt the child and raise him as his own. DEMS WAGE BATTLE AGAINST ARIZONA ’S ‘ BALLOT HARVESTING ’ BAN, AMID VOTER FRAUD CONCERNS On Feb. 2, Marina Garcia went into labor at Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She told her husband’s sister that the baby had died in child birth. When my sister called me about that, it was pretty emotional. We cried quite a bit together over the phone. It was devastating.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    I have my birth certificate ready, in triplicate.

Images & Illustrations of birth

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