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birth

 
Noun birth has 4 senses
  1. birth - the time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
    --1 is a kind of
    beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset
    --1 is a part of life, lifetime, lifespan
    Antonyms: death, dying, demise
    --1 has particulars: cradle
    Derived forms: verb birth1, verb be born1
  2. birth, nativity, nascency, nascence - the event of being born; "they celebrated the birth of their first child"
    --2 is a kind of change, alteration, modification
    Antonyms: death, decease
    --2 has particulars:
     delivery; live birth; posthumous birth; posthumous birth; reincarnation, rebirth
    Derived forms: verb birth1, verb be born1
  3. parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing - the process of giving birth
    --3 is a kind of organic process, biological process
    --3 is a part of reproduction
    --3 has particulars:
     brooding, incubation; calving; childbirth, childbearing, accouchement, vaginal birth; farrow, farrowing; hatch, hatching; laying, egg laying; parturiency, labor, labour, confinement, lying-in, travail, childbed
    Derived forms: verb birth1, verb be born1
  4. parentage, birth - the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
    --4 is a kind of kinship, family relationship, relationship
Verb birth has 1 sense
  1. give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have - give birth (to a newborn); "My wife had twins yesterday!"
    --1 is one way to produce, bring forth
    Derived forms: noun birth1, noun birth3, noun birth2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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