Definition of birth in English:


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Pronunciation: /bəːθ


[mass noun]


[with object] informal , chiefly North American Back to top  


give birth

Bear a child or young: she gave birth to a son
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  • I have a very young family and am only a few days out of hospital after giving birth to my youngest son Michael.
  • A grieving father is bringing up two children alone after his young wife died giving birth.
  • The common lizard is distributed throughout Britain and the female gives birth to live young.


Middle English: from Old Norse byrth; related to bear1.

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