Definitions of birth
  1. 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”
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    death, demise, dying
    the time when something ends
    birth of a person
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    beginning, commencement, first, get-go, kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time
    the time at which something is supposed to begin
  2. noun
    the event of being born
    “they celebrated the birth of their first child”
    synonyms: nascence, nascency, nativity
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    death, decease, demise, expiry
    the event of dying or departure from life
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    the event of giving birth
    live birth
    the birth of a living fetus (regardless of the length of gestation)
    posthumous birth
    birth of a child by Caesarean section after the death of the mother
    posthumous birth
    birth of a child after the father has died
    rebirth, reincarnation, renascence
    a second or new birth
    blessed event, happy event
    the live birth of a child
    the passing of a soul into another body after death
    cycle of rebirth
    (Hinduism) repeated rebirth in new forms
    type of:
    alteration, change, modification
    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
  3. noun
    the process of giving birth
    synonyms: birthing, giving birth, parturition
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    brooding, incubation
    sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
    giving birth to a calf
    accouchement, childbearing, childbirth, vaginal birth
    the parturition process in human beings; having a baby; the process of giving birth to a child
    farrow, farrowing
    the production of a litter of pigs
    hatch, hatching
    the production of young from an egg
    egg laying, laying
    the production of eggs (especially in birds)
    childbed, confinement, labor, labour, lying-in, parturiency, travail
    concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    active birth
    childbirth during which the mother is encouraged to be an active participant
    alternative birth, alternative birthing
    a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
    natural childbirth
    labor and childbirth without medical intervention; no drugs are given to relieve pain or aid the birth process
    premature labor, premature labour
    labor beginning prior to the 37th week of gestation
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    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
  4. noun
    a baby born; an offspring
    “the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births
  5. noun
    the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
    synonyms: parentage
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    family relationship, kinship, relationship
    (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
  6. verb
    cause to be born
    synonyms: bear, deliver, give birth, have
    bear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven
    be pregnant with
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    give birth to twins
    give birth; used for animals
    give birth to a foal
    give birth to cubs
    have kittens
    give birth to a lamb
    give birth to a litter of animals
    pup, whelp
    farrow, pig
    give birth
    have fawns
    calve, have young
    bear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven
    be pregnant with
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    bring forth, produce
    bring forth or yield
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