birth meaning

EN[bɜːθ] [bɝθ] [-ɜː(ɹ)θ]
  • Birth, also known as parturition, is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring.
  • It is not only mammals that give birth. Some reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates carry their developing young inside them.

    Definition of birth in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbirths
    1. NU The process of childbearing; the beginning of life.
      1. NC An instance of childbirth.
        1. Intersex babies account for roughly one per cent of all births.
      2. NC A beginning or start; a point of origin.
        1. the birth of an empire
      3. NU The circumstances of one's background, ancestry, or upbringing.
        1. He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him.
      4. That which is born.
        1. Misspelling of berth.
        2. VerbSGbirthsPRbirthingPT, PPbirthed
          1. (dated or regional) To bear or give birth to (a child).
            1. (figuratively) To produce, give rise to.
            2. Adjective
              1. A familial relationship established by childbirth.
                1. Her birth father left when she was a baby; she was raised by her mother and stepfather.
            3. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • Males castrated at birth are smaller (Field et al., 1997a ), and females ovariectomized at birth are larger than their intact male and female counterparts (Field et al., 2004 ).
                • Before the birth of the man's child, he said: "I want a son, not a daughter."
                • Einstein gave birth to a famous equation relating energy to mass.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • 2006 was the tercentennial of Benajmin Franklin's birth.
                • I am beginning to sense a backlash among the masses against freaklitters in general, and against those who play games with nature to achieve multiple births.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Uncomparable adjectives
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                    • Singularia tantum
                      • Uncountable nouns
                    • Verbs
                    Related Links:
                    1. en birthday
                    2. en births
                    3. en birthplace
                    4. en birthright
                    5. en birthmark
                    Source: Wiktionary
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                    Meaning of birth for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "birth" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
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