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
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(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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"Giving birth is troublesome,"--say others--"why still give birth? One beareth only the unfortunate!" And they also are preachers of death.
Meghan Markle could give birth to Baby Sussex this weekend, specifically between Friday, April 19, to Monday, April 22.
Of course it was an April Fools' Day joke when we reported thatMeghan Markle has chosen to give birth at Croydon University Hospital.
Most women who give birth after the age of 50, rely on IVF treatment and have already gone through menopause.
The medicine - known as heat-stable carbetocin - helps prevent sometimes fatal bleeding after women give birth.
While we give honor to our mothers this week, and should be daily, I want to encourage all reading this article to give birth to that dream inside you.
Residents of Sanka Shyam Ji village situated in Rajgarh district believe that there is a curse upon the village that forces women to go outside the village perimeter to give birth to children.
Normally a leopardess give birth to two cubs out of which one survives, but here in Peshawar zoo the big cat gave birth to four cubs, Ali told reporter.
According to the owner of the sheep Kenjebai Uzakbayev, the animal used to give birth to less than 3 lambs before.
Juan Antonio Perez III, executive director of the Popcom, said in the Zamboanga Peninsula, five girls aged 10-14 give birth each day.
Senator Tammy Duckworth is due to give birth in April.