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Definition 1: the event of being born - [noun denoting event]

Samples where birth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they celebrated the birth of their first child

Synonyms for birth in the sense of this definition

(birth is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of birth ) the event of giving birth

"she had a difficult delivery"

(... is a kind of birth ) the birth of a living fetus (regardless of the length of gestation)

(... is a kind of birth ) birth of a child by Caesarean section after the death of the mother

(... is a kind of birth ) birth of a child after the father has died

(... is a kind of birth ) a second or new birth

Definition 2: a baby born; an offspring - [noun denoting person]

Samples where birth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births

(birth is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 3: the process of giving birth - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for birth in the sense of this definition

(birth is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(... is a kind of birth ) sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

(... is a kind of birth ) giving birth to a calf

(... is a kind of birth ) the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child

(... is a kind of birth ) the production of a litter of pigs

(... is a kind of birth ) the production of young from an egg

(... is a kind of birth ) the production of eggs (especially in birds)

(... is a kind of birth ) concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

"she was in labor for six hours"

(... is part of birth) the process of generating offspring

Definition 4: the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for birth in the sense of this definition

(birth is a kind of ...) (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

Definition 5: the time when something begins (especially life) - [noun denoting time]

Samples where birth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they divorced after the birth of the child
  • his election signaled the birth of a new age

(birth is a kind of ...) the time at which something is supposed to begin

"they got an early start" "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

(... is a kind of birth ) birth of a person

"he was taught from the cradle never to cry"

(... is part of birth) the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

"the battery had a short life" "he lived a long and happy life"

Definition 6: cause to be born - [verb of body]

Samples where birth or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • My wife had twins yesterday!

Synonyms for birth in the sense of this definition

(birth is a kind of ...) bring forth or yield

"The tree would not produce fruit"

(birth has a similar meaning as ...) be pregnant with

"She is bearing his child" "The are expecting another child in January" "I am carrying his child"

(... is a kind of birth ) give birth to (a calf)

"the whales calve at this time of year"

(... is a kind of birth ) have fawns

"deer fawn"

(... is a kind of birth ) give birth to (piglets)

"sows farrow"

(... is a kind of birth ) give birth to (a puppy)

"the dog whelped"

(... is a kind of birth ) give birth to a litter of animals

(... is a kind of birth ) give birth to a lamb

"the ewe lambed"

(... is a kind of birth ) give birth to kittens

"our cat kittened again this year"

(... is a kind of birth ) give birth to cubs

"bears cub every year"

(... is a kind of birth ) give birth to a foal

"the mare foaled"

(... is a kind of birth ) give birth; used for animals

"The cow dropped her calf this morning"

(... is a kind of birth ) give birth to twins

(birth implies ...) become pregnant; undergo conception

"She cannot conceive" "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"

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