1. [ noun ] the time when something begins (especially life)

"they divorced after the birth of the child" or "his election signaled the birth of a new age"

Related terms: death beginning cradle life be_born
2. [ noun ] the event of being born
Synonyms: nascency nascence nativity

"they celebrated the birth of their first child"

Related terms: death change reincarnation posthumous_birth posthumous_birth live_birth delivery be_born give_birth
3. [ noun ] (biology) the process of giving birth
Synonyms: giving_birth birthing parturition
Related terms: organic_process calving hatch laying labor brooding farrow childbirth reproduction be_born
4. [ verb ] give birth (to a newborn)
Synonyms: bear have give_birth birthe deliver

"My wife had twins yesterday!"

Related terms: produce bear drop foal yean twin litter lamb kitten bear delivery conceive
5. [ noun ] the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
Synonyms: parentage
Related terms: kinship rear
Similar spelling:   birthe