an act or instance of being born:
the day of his birth.
the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring; childbirth; parturition:
a difficult birth.
lineage; extraction; descent:
of Grecian birth.
high or noble lineage:
to be foolishly vain about one’s birth.
natural heritage:
a musician by birth.
any coming into existence; origin; beginning:
the birth of Protestantism; the birth of an idea.
Archaic. something that is born.
to give birth to.
to assist in giving birth; act as midwife for.
give birth to,

to bear (a child).
to initiate; originate:
Her hobby gave birth to a successful business.

Contemporary Examples

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Dems Desperately Seeking the Gender Gap Eleanor Clift October 27, 2014
Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’ Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts March 22, 2012
Unhappy Birthday to the Amendment That Started the War on Women Jessica Arons September 29, 2012
Why Harry Got Dumped Andrew Morton January 25, 2009

Historical Examples

Every Girl’s Library, Volume 8 of 10 Various
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various
Slavery William E. Channing
Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
Theocritus, Bion and Moschus Theocritus

the process of bearing young; parturition; childbirth related adjective natal
the act or fact of being born; nativity
the coming into existence of something; origin
ancestry; lineage: of high birth
noble ancestry: a man of birth
natural or inherited talent: an artist by birth
(archaic) the offspring or young born at a particular time or of a particular mother
give birth

to bear (offspring)
to produce, originate, or create (an idea, plan, etc)

verb (transitive) (rare)
to bear or bring forth (a child)

Noun The emergence and separation of offspring from the body of its mother, seen in all mammals except monotremes.

Adjective Present at birth, as a defect in a bodily structure.

see: give birth to


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