Definition of "birth" []

  • The emergence and separation of offspring from the body of the mother. (noun)
  • The act or process of bearing young; parturition: the mare's second birth. (noun)
  • The circumstances or conditions relating to this event, as its time or location: an incident that took place before my birth; a Bostonian by birth. (noun)
  • The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance: strong-willed by birth; acquired their wealth through birth. (noun)
  • Origin; extraction: of Swedish birth; of humble birth. (noun)
  • The process of bearing young; parturition; childbirth (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The act or fact of being born; nativity (noun)
  • The coming into existence of something; origin (noun)
  • Ancestry; lineage (noun)
  • Noble ancestry (noun)
  • Natural or inherited talent (noun)
  • The offspring or young born at a particular time or of a particular mother (noun)
  • To bear or bring forth (a child) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "birth" in a sentence
  • "Another objection was her birth: "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" but as it was _birth merely and solely_, {p. 254} this has been abandoned."
  • "V. i.214 (376, 4) [Your choice is not so rich in worth as beauty] [W. in birth] _Worth_ is as proper as _birth."
  • "WARBURTON.] _Native_ is here not natural birth, but _natural parent_, or _cause of birth_."