the time when something begins (especially life)
"they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
birth, nativity, nascency, nascence(noun)
the event of being born
"they celebrated the birth of their first child"
parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing(noun)
the process of giving birth
the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
a baby born; an offspring
"the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births"
give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have(verb)
cause to be born
"My wife had twins yesterday!"
The process of childbearing.
An instance of childbirth.
A beginning or start; a point of origin.
The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.
He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him.
To bear or give birth to (a child).
To produce, give rise to.
A familial relationship established by childbirth.
Her birth father left when she was a baby; she was raised by her mother and stepfather.
the act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; -- generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son
lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction
the condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency
the act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth
that which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable
origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire
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
bėrth, n. a ship's station at anchor. [Same as Berth.]
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.]
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
The natural movement of a baby through the birth canal, cervix and then come 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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'birth' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1982
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'birth' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3005
Rank popularity for the word 'birth' in Nouns Frequency: #780
The numerical value of birth in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of birth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of birth in a Sentence
Often it has been seen that it is not the man but the woman, in the form of either mother or mother-in-law , who does not want to have the birth of a female child in the house.
If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before.
Rep. Pressleys attempt to paint a truly life-saving amendment, one designed specifically to protect black, brown, and underprivileged people from being coerced by the state into choosing abortion, is severely problematic, the Hyde amendment has saved more than 2 million lives that are disproportionately black and brown. Suggesting that these people are better off dead is itself an expression of the white supremacist ideals that gave birth to the abortion industry in the first place! The American people deserve better than state sanctioned violence against their own offspring and the majority of Democrats agree. Taking a position against Hyde is a losing one.
It was between having to buy food for my kids or paying for some type of exam or birth control.
There is no point in asking the incarnated on their choice between existence and non-existence. Their answer will not be coming from the Truth, but from the accepted order of things. And the answer is always yes. For in prison and captivity such is the only response. There is no reason in asking the non-being, because the answer is always no. The truth lies in the view from a different perspective. And the truth is that the birth is repellent. It is the concentration of violence, hopelessness, suffering, and fatality. - Book of Consolation, 10.1-3
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Translations for birth
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- ولادة, بداية, ولد, وضع, مولد, ميلادArabic
- потекло, раждане, произход, раждам, началоBulgarian
- -ioù, ganedigezhBreton
- naixença, partCatalan, Valencian
- narození, porod, zrod, původ, poroditCzech
- καταγωγή, τοκετός, γέννα, γέννηση, γεννώGreek
- suku, sukujuuri, alku, synnyttää, syntymä, syntyperä, synnyttäminen, lisääntyminenFinnish
- accoucher, naissanceFrench
- berteWestern Frisian
- הוֹלִיד, לידהHebrew
- szülés, származásHungarian
- ծնունդ, սկիզբArmenian
- fæðing, hingaðburðurIcelandic
- nascita, partoItalian
- 誕生, 成立, 出生, 勃興Japanese
- 출생, 出生Korean
- төрөлүш, туулуш, булак, тууш, ата тек, төрөт, тек, келип чыгышы, төрөлүү, туулуу, пайда болууKyrgyz
- nascentia, nativitas, pario, orīgoLatin
- gimimas, gimdymasLithuanian
- dzemdības, dzemdēšanaLatvian
- whānautanga, tīmatangaMāori
- раѓање, породување, зародиш, раѓа, потекло, родMacedonian
- geboorte, afkomst, baren, bevallingDutch
- parto, origem, nascimento, parir, dar à luzPortuguese
- naștere, început, origineRomanian
- рождение, родыRussian
- rožastvo, rođenjeSerbo-Croatian
- rojstvo, roditi, porodSlovene
- födelse, början, födaSwedish
- zaa, zaliwa, kuzaa, zaliwSwahili
- గర్భిణి, వంశము, కను, జన్మించుట, ప్రసవించు, పుట్టినTelugu
- sinh đẻ, đầu, gốc, [[sự]] [[ra đời]], dòng dõiVietnamese
- skepiaedje, vinowe å mondeWalloon
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