give birth

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Verb1.give birth - cause to be borngive birth - cause to be born; "My wife had twins yesterday!"
twin - give birth to twins
drop - give birth; used for animals; "The cow dropped her calf this morning"
foal - give birth to a foal; "the mare foaled"
cub - give birth to cubs; "bears cub every year"
kitten - have kittens; "our cat kittened again this year"
lamb - give birth to a lamb; "the ewe lambed"
litter - give birth to a litter of animals
pup, whelp - birth; "the dog whelped"
farrow, pig - give birth; "sows farrow"
fawn - have fawns; "deer fawn"
have young, calve - birth; "the whales calve at this time of year"
have a bun in the oven, gestate, expect, bear, carry - be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
produce, bring forth - bring forth or yield; "The tree would not produce fruit"
2.give birth - create or produce an idea; "Marx and Engels gave birth to communism"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands


(bəːθ) noun
1. (an) act of coming into the world, being born. the birth of her son; deaf since birth.
2. the beginning. the birth of civilization.
birth control
prevention of the conception of children.
ˈbirthday noun
the anniversary of the day on which a person was born. Today is his birthday; (also adjective) a birthday party.
ˈbirthmark noun
a permanent mark on the skin at or from birth. She has a red birthmark on her face.
ˈbirthplace noun
the place where a person etc was born. Shakespeare's birthplace.
ˈbirthrate noun
the number of births per head of population over a given period.
give birth (to)
(of a mother) to produce (a baby) from the womb. She has given birth to two sets of twins.
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Kate Middleton will soon give birth to her third child, and a source recently shared some news about her pregnancy, as well as her plans on how to raise her baby.
Senator Tammy Duckworth is due to give birth in April.
Delayed interval delivery is a difficult process and the option is only available to mothers who give birth naturally.
Sameera Bibi was experiencing labour pains at the time of entry and no doctors were available in the hospital on duty, following which she eventually had to give birth in front of the hospital gate during morning hours.
I really did not expect I'll give birth on New Year.
Women who give birth are incredible and I have the utmost respect for real mothers but I don't think I would want to watch back my birth scenes on TV.
The mother, 34 year-old Ghada Hammad of the Gaza Strip, considers this birth to be a sign from God, since she had been unable to give birth for 11 years.
Judaman, a 30-year-old childcare provider in Jeddah, was on her way to the Philippines for a vacation and was expected to give birth in August.
She previously made the same trip to give birth to second son Ethan in 2007.
Many pregnant women are not given a choice over where they give birth and their maternity care is "fragmented", the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) and parent charity NCT said.
Anglesey vet Facundo Gil, from the Bodrwnsiwn veterinary group, said: "This is very unusual indeed - normally when the lambing process starts the ewe will give birth to all the lambs.
Older mothers were more inclined to have an elective C section - with 18% over the age of 35 opting not to give birth naturally.