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.
References in classic literature ?
I tell you: one must still have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star.
There cometh the time when man will no longer give birth to any star.
Up to her old tricks, she, too, had fled the inhospitable fires of the gods and gone back to her old refuge to give birth to her young.
Her midwife says she could give birth tonight, or by Saturday at the latest.
The average age for single mums to give birth is 25.
The scenarios range from a teen fearing her parents to a married woman who doesn't want her husband to find out about an affair, but whatever the circumstances, the fear motivates them to conceal the pregnancy and kill the baby when they give birth to make what they see as a problem, go away.
Each woman was randomly assigned to give birth either vaginally or via C-section.
But the stunning brunette says having to give birth to a baby in the show was "horrible and unnerving".
Although Keegan, far right, was born via Caesarean section, Karen was able to give birth to Kendal vaginally 18 months later.
Female insects can give birth to broods with multiple fathers, and theorists have proposed that boosting the genetic diversity of a brood should make the colony better able to withstand parasites.
Although women aged 35 and older are at greatest risk, women of all ages can give birth to an infant with the syndrome.
A WOMAN weighing 35 stones hopes to get into the Guinness Book of Records as the fattest ever to give birth.