What does midwife mean?

Definitions for midwife
ˈmɪdˌwaɪf; -ˌwaɪvzmid·wife

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. midwife, accoucheusenoun

    a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies

Wiktionary

  1. midwifenoun

    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.

    Etymology: corresponding to mid + wife.

  2. midwifenoun

    Someone who assists in bringing about some result or project.

    Etymology: corresponding to mid + wife.

  3. midwifeverb

    To act as a midwife

    Etymology: corresponding to mid + wife.

  4. midwifeverb

    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.

    Etymology: corresponding to mid + wife.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midwifenoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Midwifeverb

    to assist in childbirth

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Midwifeverb

    to perform the office of midwife

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of midwife in a Sentence

  1. Hayley Sexton:

    When the midwife said, Hes here, I was like, What do you mean he? it was a huge shock I had no idea I was having a boy.At two scans Id been told my baby was a girl But I love Alfie to bits hes such a lovely little boy. It was meant to be.

  2. 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.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

  4. 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!

  5. Sonja Liggett-Igelmund:

    To me, it sounded like something much bigger, one midwife came across one case in her whole career. Three in three months is not normal.

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