Birthing



an act or instance of giving birth, especially by natural childbirth.
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

Are Water Births Toxic to Babies? Brandy Zadrozny December 11, 2014
Q and A with Tina Brown The Daily Beast October 4, 2008
Technologies That Empower Women Tom Watson March 6, 2010
Kate’s Last Day of Work Tomorrow Suggests Early July Due Date Tom Sykes June 11, 2013
Technologies That Empower Women Tom Watson March 6, 2010

Historical Examples

Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
Shaman Robert Shea
Shaman Robert Shea
The Washer of the Ford Fiona Macleod
The Sensitive Man Poul William Anderson

noun
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)
n.
v.

birth
(bûrth)
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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