What does midwife mean?

Definitions for midwifeˈmɪdˌwaɪf; -ˌwaɪvz

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. midwife, accoucheuse(noun)

    a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies


  1. midwife(Noun)

    A person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth, but who is not a physician.

    A hundred years ago, a midwife would bring the baby into the world - going to a hospital to deliver a baby was either impossible or unheard of.

  2. midwife(Noun)

    Someone who assists in bringing about some result or project.

  3. midwife(Verb)

    To act as a midwife

  4. midwife(Verb)

    to facilitate the emergence of

    But the bigger objective was to help Iraqis midwife a democratic model that could inspire reform across the Arab-Muslim world and give the youth there a chance at a better future.

  5. Origin: corresponding to mid + wife.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midwife(noun)

    a woman who assists other women in childbirth; a female practitioner of the obstetric art

  2. Midwife(verb)

    to assist in childbirth

  3. Midwife(verb)

    to perform the office of midwife

  4. Origin: [OE. midwif, fr. AS. mid with (akin to Gr. ) + woman, wife. Properly, the woman or wife who is attendant upon a woman in childbirth. See Meta-, and Wife.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Midwife

    mid′wīf, n. a woman who assists others in childbirth:—pl. Midwives (mid′wīvz).n. Mid′wifery, art or practice of a midwife or accoucheuse: assistance at childbirth. [A.S. mid, together with (Ger. mit, Gr. met-a), wíf, woman.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of midwife in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of midwife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Rachel Kyte:

    You can't give birth safely if the midwife is holding a torch between her teeth.

  2. Kim Viscio:

    Do not ignore your symptoms, if something feels off, talk to your doctor or midwife.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A lonely Autumn leaf on the road by sticking to another one becomes more resistant to harsh winds. Unity is the midwife of security!

  4. Frances Manfrey:

    We originally balked at our midwife’s total fee of $3,500, that all had to come out of pocket in regular payments, but we budgeted and made it work.

  5. Ole Olsen:

    In case of any doubt about the status of the pregnancy as low-risk, the midwife will consult with an obstetrician to clarify any precautions related to the specific health concern.

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