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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uterus, wombnoun

    a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus


  1. wombnoun

    In female mammals, the organ in which the young are conceived and grow until birth; the uterus.

  2. wombnoun

    The abdomen or stomach.

  3. wombnoun

    The stomach of a person or creature.

  4. wombnoun

    A place where something is made or formed.

  5. Etymology: From wamb, womb, from Germanic, of uncertain further derivation. Cognate with Dutch wam, German Wamme, Wampe, Swedish våmm, Danish vom.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. WOMBnoun

    Etymology: wamba, Goth. wamb , Sax. wæmb, Islandick.

    When yet he was but tender bodied, and the only son of my womb. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    New-born children bring not many ideas into the world, bating some faint ideas of hunger and thirst which they may have felt in the womb. John Locke.

    Conceiving, as she slept, her fruitful womb
    Swell’d with the founder of immortal Rome. Addison.

    The earth was form’d, but in the womb as yet
    Of waters, embryon immature involv’d,
    Appear’d not. John Milton.

    The womb of earth the genial seed receives. Dryden.

  2. To Wombverb

    To inclose; to breed in secret.

    Etymology: from the noun

    Not for all the sun sees, or
    The close earth wombs, will I break my oath
    To this my fair belov’d. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.


  1. Womb

    The uterus (from Latin uterus, plural uteri) or womb () is the organ in the reproductive system of most female mammals, including humans, that accommodates the embryonic and fetal development of one or more embryos until birth. The uterus is a hormone-responsive sex organ that contains glands in its lining that secrete uterine milk for embryonic nourishment. In the human, the lower end of the uterus, is a narrow part known as the isthmus that connects to the cervix, leading to the vagina. The upper end, the body of the uterus, is connected to the fallopian tubes, at the uterine horns, and the rounded part above the openings to the fallopian tubes is the fundus. The connection of the uterine cavity with a fallopian tube is called the uterotubal junction. The fertilized egg is carried to the uterus along the fallopian tube. It will have divided on its journey to form a blastocyst that will implant itself into the lining of the uterus – the endometrium, where it will receive nutrients and develop into the embryo proper and later fetus for the duration of the pregnancy. In the human embryo, the uterus develops from the paramesonephric ducts which fuse into the single organ known as a simplex uterus. The uterus has different forms in many other animals and in some it exists as two separate uteri known as a duplex uterus. In medicine, and related professions the term uterus is consistently used, while the Germanic-derived term womb is commonly used in everyday contexts. Events occurring within the uterus are described with the term in utero.


  1. womb

    A womb is a female reproductive organ, also known as the uterus, located in the pelvis where a baby develops during pregnancy. In humans, it is a hollow, pear-shaped organ with a muscular wall that expands to accommodate a growing fetus and contracts during childbirth to deliver the baby. The womb is also the organ where the menstrual cycle occurs in non-pregnant females.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wombnoun

    the belly; the abdomen

  2. Wombnoun

    the uterus. See Uterus

  3. Wombnoun

    the place where anything is generated or produced

  4. Wombnoun

    any cavity containing and enveloping anything

  5. Wombverb

    to inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in secret

  6. Etymology: [OE. wombe, wambe, AS. wamb, womb; akin to D. wam belly, OS. & OHG. wamba, G. wamme, wampe, Icel. vmb, Sw. vmb, Dan. vom, Goth. wamba.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Womb

    wōōm, n. the uterus, the organ in which the young of mammals are developed and kept till birth: (Shak.) the stomach: the place where anything is produced: any deep cavity.—v.t. (Shak.) to contain.—adj. Womb′y (Shak.), capacious. [A.S. wamb; Ger. wamme, paunch.]

Editors Contribution

  1. womb

    An organ in the body of a female animal or female human being.

    The womb is an organ where a foetus is until full development.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 25, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of womb in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of womb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of womb in a Sentence

  1. Coroner Emma R. Hall:

    An autopsy has been completed, at this time neither the autopsy or the investigation have provided any evidence that the baby exhibited any signs of life outside of the womb, therefore the circumstance is not being considered a live birth. No evidence of trauma or injuries were found on the body.

  2. Sarah Sanders:

    So often in our pro-life conversation, we only talk about the womb. Let me be very clear: The reason that we have to talk about it all, is because every stage of life has value, from every moment starting at conception, to the classroom, to the workplace, to the nursing home, to the end of it's natural conclusion, every [life has value].

  3. Temple University:

    I wouldn't go that far, what babies hear in the womb is like listening to language under a swimming pool. It's not going to blow you away with clarity, but they'll notice a cadence.

  4. Farris Wilks:

    We support (Cruz) because he believes in the morality of the free market, in keeping our country safe, and in the right of the unborn not to be killed in their mother’s womb.

  5. Bishop Reginald Jackson:

    As much as they make an argument about life in the womb, in the midst of this pandemic they're opposed to wearing face masks. They're opposed to the guidelines from the( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) so therefore, we have had almost 400,000 people that have died, so, you're saying we're more concerned about the life in the womb than we are about the lives outside the womb ?

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