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 birth birth

noun

  • () the time when something begins (especially life)  ( birth )
    the time when something begins (especially life)
     they divorced after the birth of the child
    they divorced after the birth of the child
     his election signaled the birth of a new age
    his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • () the event of being born  ( nascence, nascency, nativity, birth )
    the event of being born
     they celebrated the birth of their first child
    they celebrated the birth of their first child
  • () the process of giving birth  ( birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth )
    the process of giving birth
  • a baby born; an offspring  ( birth )
    a baby born; an offspring
     the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births
    the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births
  • the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents  ( birth, parentage )
    the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
  • verb

  • cause to be born  ( birth, deliver, give birth, have, bear )
    cause to be born
     My wife had twins yesterday!
    My wife had twins yesterday!