Definitions of birth

  1. the process of giving birth
  2. the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
  3. 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"
  4. Lineage; extraction; descent; sometimes, high birth; noble extraction.
  5. The condition to which a person is born; natural state or position; inherited disposition or tendency.
  6. The act of bringing forth; as, she had two children at a birth.
  7. That which is born; that which is produced, whether animal or vegetable.
  8. Origin; beginning; as, the birth of an empire.
  9. See Berth.
  10. The act or fact of coming into life, or of being born; - generally applied to human beings; as, the birth of a son.
  11. The function in the female by which the product of conception is expelled from the uterus through the vagina to the outside world.
  12. 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.
  13. The passage of the child from the uterus to the outside world; the act of being born.
  14. Producing living things; act of being born.
  15. A ship's station at anchor.
  16. The act of bearing or bringing forth: the offspring born: dignity of family: origin.
  17. The act of being born; origin.
  18. The coming into life or being born; nativity; origin.
  19. Ancestry or descent; lineage.
  20. Issue; offspring; the giving birth to offspring.
  21. 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.
  22. The act of coming into life; being born; descent; family; condition in which one is born; origin; beginning; the thing produced.

Usage examples for birth

  1. 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
  2. The year 1552 is now generally accepted as the year of his birth. – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  3. 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
  4. They told me of my birth and my father's joy at having a son. – Confessions of Boyhood by John Albee
  5. His heart giveth birth to courtesie, as the sweet May doth to grass and flowers. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. It is the birth- night. – By Violence by John Trevena
  9. 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
  10. Let what I have had to bear end with this one birth. – The Home and the World by Rabindranath Tagore
  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. 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
  13. The two women kissed each other as though they had been almost sisters since their birth. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  14. He is to have no part in the child after its birth. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  15. Fifteen years later the mother died in giving birth to another son. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  16. I beg your pardon, but I am of gentle birth myself. – A Hungarian Nabob by Maurus Jókai
  17. 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
  18. He had a good deal of pride of birth. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  19. 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
  20. Unfortunately, I wasn't jumped to Low- Middle until after your birth. – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds