Associations to the word «Maternity»

Wiktionary

MATERNITY, noun. The state of being a mother; motherhood.
MATERNITY, noun. The state of being pregnant; pregnancy.
MATERNITY, noun. A ward or department in a hospital in which babies are born.
MATERNITY BRA, noun. A nursing bra.
MATERNITY BRAS, noun. Plural of maternity bra
MATERNITY LEAVE, noun. A leave of absence from a job for a mother to care of a baby.
MATERNITY LEAVES, noun. Plural of maternity leave
MATERNITY WARD, noun. A hospital ward that provides assistance during childbirth.
MATERNITY WARDS, noun. Plural of maternity ward
MATERNITY WEAR, noun. Clothing for pregnant women, designed to handle changes in body size during pregnancy.

Dictionary definition

MATERNITY, noun. The state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus.
MATERNITY, noun. The kinship relation between an offspring and the mother.
MATERNITY, noun. The quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother; "the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children".

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.