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The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years.
George Matthew Adams

Meaning of "birth" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BIRTH

From Old Norse byrth; related to Gothic gabaurths, Old Swedish byrdh, Old High German berd child.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BIRTH

birth  [bɜːθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BIRTH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Birth is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb birth in English.

WHAT DOES BIRTH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

birth

Birth

Birth, also known as parturition, is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring. In mammals, the process is initiated by hormones which cause the muscular walls of the uterus to contract, expelling the fetus at a developmental stage when it is ready to feed and breathe. In some species the offspring is precocial and can move around almost immediately after birth but in others it is altricial and completely dependent on parenting. In marsupials, the fetus is born at a very immature stage after a short gestational period and develops further in its mother's pouch. It is not only mammals that give birth. Some reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates carry their developing young inside them. Some of these are ovoviviparous, with the eggs being hatched inside the mother's body, and others are viviparous, with the embryo developing inside her body, as in mammals.

Definition of birth in the English dictionary

The first definition of birth in the dictionary is the process of bearing young; parturition; childbirth related adjective natal. Other definition of birth is the act or fact of being born; nativity. Birth is also the coming into existence of something; origin.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BIRTH

PRESENT

Present
I birth
you birth
he/she/it births
we birth
you birth
they birth
Present continuous
I am birthing
you are birthing
he/she/it is birthing
we are birthing
you are birthing
they are birthing
Present perfect
I have birthed
you have birthed
he/she/it has birthed
we have birthed
you have birthed
they have birthed
Present perfect continuous
I have been birthing
you have been birthing
he/she/it has been birthing
we have been birthing
you have been birthing
they have been birthing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I birthed
you birthed
he/she/it birthed
we birthed
you birthed
they birthed
Past continuous
I was birthing
you were birthing
he/she/it was birthing
we were birthing
you were birthing
they were birthing
Past perfect
I had birthed
you had birthed
he/she/it had birthed
we had birthed
you had birthed
they had birthed
Past perfect continuous
I had been birthing
you had been birthing
he/she/it had been birthing
we had been birthing
you had been birthing
they had been birthing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will birth
you will birth
he/she/it will birth
we will birth
you will birth
they will birth
Future continuous
I will be birthing
you will be birthing
he/she/it will be birthing
we will be birthing
you will be birthing
they will be birthing
Future perfect
I will have birthed
you will have birthed
he/she/it will have birthed
we will have birthed
you will have birthed
they will have birthed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been birthing
you will have been birthing
he/she/it will have been birthing
we will have been birthing
you will have been birthing
they will have been birthing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would birth
you would birth
he/she/it would birth
we would birth
you would birth
they would birth
Conditional continuous
I would be birthing
you would be birthing
he/she/it would be birthing
we would be birthing
you would be birthing
they would be birthing
Conditional perfect
I would have birth
you would have birth
he/she/it would have birth
we would have birth
you would have birth
they would have birth
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been birthing
you would have been birthing
he/she/it would have been birthing
we would have been birthing
you would have been birthing
they would have been birthing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you birth
we let´s birth
you birth
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to birth
Past participle
birthed
Present Participle
birthing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BIRTH


afterbirth
ˈɑːftəˌbɜːθ
berth
bɜːθ
childbirth
ˈtʃaɪldˌbɜːθ
dearth
dɜːθ
earth
ɜːθ
Edgeworth
ˈɛdʒwɜːθ
firth
fɜːθ
girth
ɡɜːθ
Harmsworth
ˈhɑːmzwɜːθ
homebirth
ˈhəʊmˌbɜːθ
jobsworth
ˈdʒɒbzˌwɜːθ
Kenilworth
ˈkɛnɪlˌwɜːθ
Leavenworth
ˈlɛvənˌwɜːθ
mirth
mɜːθ
pennyworth
ˈpɛnɪˌwɜːθ
Perth
pɜːθ
rebirth
riːˈbɜːθ
stillbirth
ˈstɪlˌbɜːθ
unearth
ʌnˈɜːθ
worth
wɜːθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BIRTH

birsy
birth canal
birth certificate
birth control
birth defect
birth father
birth mother
birth parents
birth pill
birth plan
birth rate
birth sign
birth weight
birthdate
birthday
birthday bash
birthday boy
birthday cake
birthday card
birthday girl

WORDS THAT END LIKE BIRTH

airth
breech birth
crossbirth
date of birth
give birth
live birth
misbirth
Moray Firth
multiple birth
natural childbirth
Pentland Firth
prebirth
Solway Firth
ungirth
virgin birth
yirth

Synonyms and antonyms of birth in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BIRTH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «birth» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of birth

Translation of «birth» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BIRTH

Find out the translation of birth to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of birth from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «birth» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

出生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

nacimiento
570 millions of speakers

English

birth
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जन्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِيلاد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

рождение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

nascimento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জন্ম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

naissance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelahiran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geburt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誕生
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

출생
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lair
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự sinh đẻ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிறந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जन्म
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doğum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

nascita
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

narodziny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

народження
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

naștere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γέννηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geboorte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

födelse
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fødsel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of birth

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BIRTH»

The term «birth» is very widely used and occupies the 3.360 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BIRTH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «birth» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «birth» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about birth

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10 QUOTES WITH «BIRTH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word birth.
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Elliott Abrams
Now in its third year in office, the Obama Administration has never championed the cause of human rights. Its slow reaction in June 2009 to the stealing of the election in Iran and the birth of the 'Green Movement' there, and its delay in backing the rebellions in Egypt, Libya, and Syria, are evidence of this problem.
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George Matthew Adams
The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years.
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Mary Antin
We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful.
4
Morena Baccarin
My mother put me on birth control as soon as I told her I wanted to go on it. I was 16. I was very young.
5
Bernard Barton
Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.
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Samuel Beckett
Birth was the death of him.
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John Britton
The place of my birth, and residence for nearly sixteen years, in the early part of my life, became endeared to my feelings and affections; and more especially so after I had quitted it for an unknown place, and to associate with strangers.
8
Ken Buck
I have said that I am in favor of personhood as a concept. I am not taking a position on any of the state amendments, and I have said over and over again - and it has been reported over and over again - that I am not in favor of banning any common forms of birth control in Colorado or in the United States.
9
Philip Caputo
I'm a Midwesterner by birth, and when I traveled there, when I was young, most of the small towns were thriving, vibrant places.
10
Hussein Chalayan
London gives birth to amazing talent but is rubbish at helping maintain it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BIRTH»

Discover the use of birth in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to birth and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are
And Dr. Kevin Leman's The Birth Order Book will help you understand yourself, get along better with others, overcome ingrained tendencies you never thought you could get rid of, and be more successful in the workplace.
Kevin Leman, 2009
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Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born
A detailed social history of childbirth examines the physical, political, social, religious, and anthropological factors that influence how women bring new life into the world, examining such topics as why birth can be difficult, how women ...
Tina Cassidy, 2007
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Gentle Birth Choices
Birth as every woman would like it to be • Recommended by Lamaze International as one of the top ten books for pregnant women and their families • Includes a 45-minute DVD of six live gentle births • More than 32,000 copies sold of ...
Barbara Harper, R.N., 2005
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Birth
Explains how births are celebrated in different religions around the world.
Ronne Randall, 2009
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Active Birth - Revised Edition
Janet Balaskas led a movement of women who refused to give birth lying down.
Janet Balaskas, 1992
6
Birth Models That Work
"This book is a major contribution to the global struggle for control of women's bodies and their giving birth and should be read by all obstetricians, midwives, obstetric nurses, pregnant women and anyone else with interest in maternity ...
Robbie Davis-Floyd, 2009
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The Birth of the Propaganda State: Soviet Methods of Mass ...
Kenez focuses on the experiences of the Russian people. The book is both a major contribution to our understanding of the genius of the Soviet state, and of the nature of propaganda in the twentieth-century.
Peter Kenez, 1985
8
Birth of the Chaordic Age
A inside look at the VISA corporation and the new chaordic business organization method, chaos and order combined, describes how this method works for VISA and how it is being put into practice all over the world. 75,000 first printing. $75 ...
Dee Hock, 1999
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A History of the Birth Control Movement in America
This narrative history of one of the most far-reaching social movements in the 20th century shows how it defied the law and made the use of contraception an acceptable social practice—and a necessary component of modern healthcare.
Peter Engelman, 2011
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Human Birth: An Evolutionary Perspective
Originally published: New York, Aldine De Gruyter, c1987.
‎2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BIRTH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term birth is used in the context of the following news items.
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Midwifery studied as way to reduce preterm birth
At the Birth and Wellness Center in O'Fallon, Mo., women deliver babies in a low-tech, homelike setting with midwives. Yet it and other birth ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
2
Stacy Keibler Talks 19-Hour Labor, Natural Home Birth of Daughter …
She isn't saying that everyone should follow her exact birth plan, though. As she writes in her blog, every mom-to-be "needs to listen to her own ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
3
Colorado's teen birth and abortion rates plummet
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado's teen birth rate is at an all-time low and many credit a state-wide birth control program. In 2009 ... «FOX21News.com, Jul 15»
4
Brazil introduces new caesarean birth rules
Women who want to give birth naturally in a private hospital have reported finding all the beds are reserved for scheduled deliveries. «BBC News, Jul 15»
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Oregon pharmacists will be able to prescribe birth control
Advocates said the measure gives Oregon women the easiest access to birth control in the nation. Rep. Knute Buehler, a Bend Republican ... «TBO.com, Jul 15»
6
Twin sisters give birth on the same day
Katie gave birth to daughter Ella, who weighed 3.3kg, at 5.38am. Amy welcomed son Henry, who weighed 3.8kg, at 11.15pm the same day. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Here's what happened when Colorado offered free birth control
This parallels a secular decline in the teen birth rate throughout the country. However, the Times reports that "experts say the timing and ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
8
BI officer changed date of birth to defer retirement?
Mison noted that the same date of birth was also stated in the respondent's marriage certificate as well as his PDS filed be- fore the Integrated ... «ABS CBN News, Jul 15»
9
Dad's name not must on birth certificates: SC
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has directed municipal bodies not to insist on the name of the father while issuing birth certificates for children ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
10
Mom whose son died at birth opens up about accused Angleton doctor
A Freeport woman still mourning the death of her son during childbirth wants the Texas Medical Board to permanently restrict her doctor from ... «KTRK-TV, Jul 15»

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