HyperDic: birth

English > 6 senses of the word birth:
NOUNtimebirththe time when something begins (especially life)
eventbirth, nativity, nascency, nascencethe event of being born
processbirth, parturition, giving birth, birthingthe process of giving birth
relationbirth, parentagethe kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
person birtha baby born
VERBbodybirth, give birth, deliver, bear, havecause to be born
birth > pronunciation
Soundsber'th
Rhymesberth ... worth / Worth: 17 rhymes with erth...
English > birth: 6 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe time when something begins (especially life).
Examples
  • "they divorced after the birth of the child"
  • "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
Part oflife, lifetime, life-time, lifespanThe period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
Narrowercradlebirth of a person
Broaderbeginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offsetThe time at which something is supposed to begin
Oppositedeath, dying, demiseThe time when something ends
Spanishnacimiento
Catalannaixement
Verbsbe borncome into existence through birth
birthcause to be born
English > birth: 6 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe event of being born.
Example"they celebrated the birth of their first child"
Synonymsnativity, nascency, nascence
NarrowerdeliveryThe event of giving birth
live birthThe birth of a living fetus (regardless of the length of gestation)
posthumous birthbirth of a child by Caesarean section after the death of the mother
posthumous birthbirth of a child after the father has died
reincarnation, rebirth, renascenceA second or new birth
Broaderchange, alteration, modificationAn event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
Oppositedeath, decease, expiryThe event of dying or departure from life
Spanishnacimiento, navidad
Catalannaixement
Adjectivesnatalrelating to or accompanying birth
Verbsbe borncome into existence through birth
birthcause to be born
English > birth: 6 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningThe process of giving birth.
Synonymsparturition, giving birth, birthing
Part ofreproductionThe process of generating offspring
Narrowerbrooding, incubationSitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
calvinggiving birth to a calf
childbirth, childbearing, accouchement, vaginal birthThe parturition process in human beings
farrow, farrowingThe production of a litter of pigs
hatch, hatchingThe production of young from an egg
laying, egg layingThe production of eggs (especially in birds)
parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbedconcluding state of pregnancy
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishnacimiento, parto, parturición
Catalannaixença, parturició
Verbsbe borncome into existence through birth
birthcause to be born
English > birth: 6 senses > noun 4, relation
MeaningThe kinship relation of an offspring to the parents.
Synonymparentage
Broaderkinship, family relationship, relationship(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
Spanishascendencia, linaje, origen, saga
Catalanascendència, llinatge, nissaga, origen
English > birth: 6 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA baby born; an offspring.
Example"the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births"
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
English > birth: 6 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningCause to be born.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsgive birth, deliver, bear, have
EntailsconceiveBecome pregnant
Entailed bylabor, labourUndergo the efforts / efforts of childbirth
lie inBe in confinement for childbirth
Narrowercalve, have youngbirth
cubgive birth to cubs
dropgive birth
farrow, piggive birth
fawnHave fawns
foalgive birth to a foal
have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expectBe pregnant with
kittenhave kittens
lambgive birth to a lamb
littergive birth to a litter of animals
twingive birth to twins
whelp, pupbirth
Broaderproduce, bring forthbring forth or yield
Similar tohave a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expectBe pregnant with
Spanishalumbrar, dar a luz, entregar, nacer, parir, tener, traer al mundo
Catalandonar a llum, entregar, parir
Nounsbirththe event of being born
birththe process of giving birth
birththe time when something begins (especially life)

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