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womb

 (wo͞om)
n.
1. See uterus.
2.
a. A place where something is generated.
b. An encompassing, protective hollow or space.
3. Obsolete The belly.

[Middle English, from Old English wamb.]

wombed adj.

womb

(wuːm)
n
1. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) the nontechnical name for uterus
2. a hollow space enclosing something, esp when dark, warm, or sheltering
3. a place where something is conceived: the Near East is the womb of western civilization.
4. (Anatomy) obsolete the belly
[Old English wamb; related to Old Norse vomb, Gothic wamba, Middle Low German wamme, Swedish våmm]
wombed adj
ˈwomblike adj

womb

(wum)

n.
1. uterus.
2. the place in which anything is formed or produced.
3. the interior of anything.
4. Obs. the belly.
[before 900; Old English, c. Old Frisian, Middle Low German wamme, Old High German, Gothic wamba, Old Norse vǫmb]
wombed, adj.

womb

(wo͞om)
See uterus.

womb

  • gestation - Literally the period during which unborn young are "carried" inside the womb—from Latin gerere, "carry" or "conduct."
  • lightening - A drop in the level of the womb during the last weeks of pregnancy, as the head of the fetus engages in the pelvis.
  • matrix - From Latin, meaning "breeding female," it originally was used for the uterus or womb, then for a supporting or enclosing structure.
  • uterus - From the Latin word meaning "belly, womb."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.womb - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of femaleswomb - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
cervix uteri, uterine cervix, cervix - necklike opening to the uterus
arteria uterina, uterine artery - a branch of the internal iliac artery that supplies the uterus and the upper part of the vagina
venter - the womb; "`in venter' is legal terminology for `conceived but not yet born'"
female reproductive system - the reproductive system of females
female internal reproductive organ - the reproductive organs of a woman
Fallopian tube, oviduct, uterine tube - either of a pair of tubes conducting the egg from the ovary to the uterus
uterine cavity - the space inside the uterus between the cervical canal and the Fallopian tubes
endometrium - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
myometrium - the smooth muscle forming the wall of the uterus
placenta - the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus

womb

noun
Related words
technical name uterus
adjective uterine
Translations
رحمرَحْم
děloha
livmor
utero
kehtokohtu
leg
dzemde
maternica

womb

[wuːm] Nmatriz f, útero m (fig) → cuna f

womb

[ˈwuːm] n
(= uterus) → ventre m

womb

nMutterleib m, → Gebärmutter f (Med); (fig)Schoß m; the foetus in the wombder Embryo im Mutterleib; it’s just a yearning to return to the wombdas ist nur die Sehnsucht nach der Geborgenheit des Mutterschoßes

womb

[wuːm] n (Anat) → grembo

womb

(wuːm) noun
the part of the body of a female mammal in which the young are developed and kept until birth.

womb

n. matriz, útero. V.: uterus

womb

n útero, matriz f, vientre m (fam)
References in classic literature ?
The man who had proclaimed himself the only true servant of God in all the valley of Wine Creek, and who had wanted God to send him a sign of approval by way of a son out of the womb of Kather- ine, began to think that at last his prayers had been answered.
One way and another, it has begotten events so remarkable in themselves, and so continuously momentous in their sequential issues, that whaling may well be regarded as that Egyptian mother, who bore offspring themselves pregnant from her womb.
She had pains in her back all the time, Jadvyga explained, and feared that she had womb trouble.
Why, in my own former day -- in remote centuries not yet stirring in the womb of time -- there were old Englishmen who imagined that they had been born in a free country: a "free" country with the Corporation Act and the Test still in force in it -- timbers propped against men's liberties and dishonored consciences to shore up an Established Anachronism with.
Then from the womb of the night great shapes of cloud rose up and stood before the sun, and he crowned them with his glory, and in their hearts the lightning quivered like a blood of fire.
There stood a Hill not far whose griesly top Belch'd fire and rowling smoak; the rest entire Shon with a glossie scurff, undoubted sign That in his womb was hid metallic Ore, The work of Sulphur.
From the day when he declared that my little Meg, the flesh of my flesh, the fruit of my womb, would be empress, I believed in him altogether.
I am greatly mistaken, if any thing of weight has yet been advanced of this tendency; and I flatter myself, that the observations which have been made in the course of these papers have served to place the reverse of that position in as clear a light as any matter still in the womb of time and experience can be susceptible of.
I had fifty sons when the Achaeans came here; nineteen of them were from a single womb, and the others were borne to me by the women of my household.
That first, they ought to refer matters unto them, which is the first begetting, or impregnation; but when they are elaborate, moulded, and shaped in the womb of their counsel, and grow ripe, and ready to be brought forth, that then they suffer not their counsel to go through with the resolution and direction, as if it depended on them; but take the matter back into their own hands, and make it appear to the world, that the decrees and final directions
This provision then nature herself seems to have furnished all animals with, as well immediately upon their first origin as also when they are arrived at a state of maturity; for at the first of these periods some of them are provided in the womb with proper nourishment, which continues till that which is born can get food for itself, as is the case with worms and birds; and as to those which bring forth their young alive, they have the means for their subsistence for a certain time within themselves, namely milk.
I am Man, Man, Man, from the tingling flesh To the dust of my earthly goal, From the nestling gloom of the pregnant womb To the sheen of my naked soul.