Definitions of birth

  1. give birth ( to a newborn); " My wife had twins yesterday!"
  2. the event of being born; " they celebrated the birth of their first child"
  3. the process of giving birth
  4. the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
  5. the time when something begins ( especially life); " they divorced after the birth of the child" or" his election signaled the birth of a new age"
  6. the time when something begins ( especially life); " they divorced after the birth of the child"; " his election signaled the birth of a new age"
  7. Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction.
  8. The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.
  9. The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth.
  10. That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.
  11. Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.
  12. See Berth.
  13. The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; - generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.
  14. The function in the female by which the product of conception is expelled from the uterus through the vagina to the outside world.
  15. The act of coming into life; the fact of being born; the act of bringing forth; descent; as, a man of humble birth; origin; beginning.
  16. The passage of the child from the uterus to the outside world; the act of being born.
  17. Producing living things; act of being born.
  18. A ship's station at anchor.
  19. The act of bearing or bringing forth: the offspring born: dignity of family: origin.
  20. The act of being born; origin.
  21. The coming into life or being born; nativity; origin.
  22. Ancestry or descent; lineage.
  23. Issue; offspring; the giving birth to offspring.
  24. The act of coming into life, or of being born; the act of bringing forth; the condition in which a person is born; rank by birth, especially high rank; that which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.
  25. The act of coming into life; being born; descent; family; condition in which one is born; origin; beginning; the thing produced.

Quotes of birth

  1. Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot. – Bernard Barton
  2. And if thought and emotion can persist in this way so long after the brain that sent them forth has crumpled into dust, how vitally important it must be to control their very birth in the heart, and guard them with the keenest possible restraint. – Algernon H. Blackwood
  3. One year they asked me to be poster boy- for birth control. – Rodney Dangerfield
  4. We are African in origin and American in birth – Timothy Thomas Fortune
  5. The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety. – Sigmund Freud
  6. He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world. – Horace
  7. Death is feared as birth is forgotten. – Douglas Horton
  8. Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love. – Dean Koontz
  9. The FDA is redefining birth control as abortion. The FDA is setting the bar higher for this kind of drug. – Patty Murray
  10. I am not the born; how can there be either birth or death for me? – Guru Nanak
  11. I worked with the March of Dimes to enact legislation for a national birth defects prevention program to provide surveillance, research and preventive services aimed at reducing the rate of birth defects. – Solomon Ortiz
  12. Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a son so ugly and so misshapen that it was long disputed whether he had human form. A fairy who was at his birth said, however, that he would be very amiable for all that, since he would have uncommon good sense. – Charles Perrault
  13. Don't tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won't respect you. For years I used to wake up my daughter and say, 'Melissa you ripped me to shreds. Now go back to sleep.'. – Joan Rivers
  14. Since the birth of our Nation, no other right has been more important than having the ability to vote. Unfortunately, as history has shown, the denial of this right to minorities is a scar on our system of democracy. – Jan Schakowsky
  15. One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them. – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for birth

  1. It is one of the best things in this world- better than religion, or good birth or learning, or good manners. – Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce
  2. The only child of my very distant cousin, a Harrington like myself, to whom, but for your birth I was the direct heir. – Mabel's Mistake by Ann S. Stephens
  3. They told me of my birth and my father's joy at having a son. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  4. Fifteen years later the mother died in giving birth to another son. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  5. Maiden of high birth I promised you your life and your goods, should you ever fall into my power. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  6. Unfortunately, I wasn't jumped to Low- Middle until after your birth – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  7. His heart giveth birth to courtesie, as the sweet May doth to grass and flowers. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  8. The year 1552 is now generally accepted as the year of his birth – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  9. They naturally " bow in" at birth so that the soles of the feet turn decidedly toward each other. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  10. He is to have no part in the child after its birth – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  11. Anyhow, I would trust the Father, who loved me with a perfect love, to lead the soul he had made, had compelled to be, through the gates of the death- birth into the light of life beyond. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  12. It is the birth night. – By Violence by John Trevena
  13. All the men are picked, and all the officers as much as possible of birth or at least of education. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  14. And when time passed she gave birth to me, and I was her son and the son of Cairill the king. – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
  15. He had a good deal of pride of birth – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  16. I beg your pardon, but I am of gentle birth myself. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  17. The two women kissed each other as though they had been almost sisters since their birth – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  18. Everybody around the woman at the birth saw that something was the matter with the child. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  19. Suddenly, in the midst of that calm of Nature, was heard the trembling voice of the old man, who read aloud as if to understand himself better: Thou art like health, O my birth land Litva! – Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish by Various
  20. Let what I have had to bear end with this one birth – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore

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