Associations to the word «Birth»


BIRTH, noun. (uncountable) The process of childbearing; the beginning of life.
BIRTH, noun. (countable) An instance of childbirth.
BIRTH, noun. (countable) A beginning or start; a point of origin.
BIRTH, noun. (uncountable) The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.
BIRTH, noun. That which is born.
BIRTH, noun. Misspelling of berth.
BIRTH, adjective. A familial relationship established by childbirth.
BIRTH, verb. (dated or regional) To bear or give birth to (a child).
BIRTH, verb. (figuratively) To produce, give rise to.
BIRTH CANAL, noun. (anatomy) The combined vagina and cervix, when the cervix dilates during birth to form a continuous tube with the vagina.
BIRTH CERTIFICATE, noun. Official document certifying the details of a person's birth. Name, date, and parents' names are always included; details such as parents' occupation and religion may be included.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES, noun. Plural of birth certificate
BIRTH CHAIR, noun. Alternative form of birthing chair
BIRTH CONTROL, noun. Voluntary control of the number of children conceived, especially by the planned use of contraception.
BIRTH CONTROL, noun. Any technique used to prevent the birth of a child (such as abortion or preventing conception).
BIRTH CONTROL GLASSES, noun. (plurale tantum) (US) (military slang) The brown-framed prescription eyeglasses issued to new recruits in the U.S. Military, and perceived as notoriously unattractive.
BIRTH DEFECT, noun. (medicine) Any of several medical disorders that are present at birth.
BIRTH DEFECTS, noun. Plural of birth defect
BIRTH FATHER, noun. The genetic father of a child (as opposed to an adoptive or stepfather)
BIRTH FATHERS, noun. Plural of birth father
BIRTH MOTHER, noun. The woman who gives birth to a child (not necessarily the genetic mother)
BIRTH MOTHERS, noun. Plural of birth mother
BIRTH NAME, noun. A name chosen for a child at birth.
BIRTH PANG, noun. Any of the repetitive spasms of pain associated with labour
BIRTH PANGS, noun. Plural of birth pang
BIRTH PANGS, noun. (by extension) The difficulty associated with a new project.
BIRTH PLAN, noun. A protocol, agreed between mother, midwives and doctors, listing options such as birth companion, position at birth, pain relief etc.
BIRTH RATE, noun. Alternative spelling of birthrate
BIRTH STOOL, noun. Alternative form of birthstool
BIRTH STOOLS, noun. Plural of birth stool
BIRTH TOURISM, noun. (idiomatic) Travel from one country to another for the purpose of giving birth in the second country, thereby endowing the newborn child with citizenship of the second country.

Dictionary definition

BIRTH, noun. The time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age".
BIRTH, noun. The event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child".
BIRTH, noun. The process of giving birth.
BIRTH, noun. The kinship relation of an offspring to the parents.
BIRTH, noun. A baby born; an offspring; "the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births".
BIRTH, verb. Cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!".

Wise words

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