lying-in meaning

  • Lying-in is an old childbirth practice involving a woman resting in bed for a period after giving birth.
  • A 1932 publication refers to lying-in as ranging from 2 weeks to 2 months. It also does not suggest "Getting Up" (getting out of bed post-birth) for at least nine days and ideally for 20 days.
  • When lying-in was a more common term, it was used in the names of several hospitals, for example the General Lying-In Hospital in London.
  • Women received congratulatory visits from friends and family during the period, and among many traditional customs around the world the desco da parto was a special form of painted tray presented to the mother in Renaissance Florence.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Uncomparable adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en lyings-in
      2. en ring-in
      3. en linoxin
      4. en kingpin
      5. en lyingly
      Source: Wiktionary
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      Meaning of lying-in for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "lying-in" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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      Definiteness: Level 1
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