- 1 (the Virgin Birth) The doctrine of Christ’s birth from a mother, Mary, who was a virgin: [count noun]: these voices seem to deny forever the idea of virgin birthsMore example sentences
- Thus, the truth of Mary's perpetual virginity is, like the Virgin Birth, essential Catholic belief.
- We will not go into the difference between the immaculate conception and virgin birth.
- At school, like my peers, I was indoctrinated in the mysteries of original and venal sin, virgin birth, the respective criteria for entry to limbo, purgatory, and heaven.
- 2 [mass noun] Zoology Parthenogenesis: they produce swarms of young by virgin birthMore example sentences
- These so-called virgin births are common in invertebrates like snails, but are unusual in higher vertebrates.
- The bonnethead shark and bamboo shark are from different families; the bonnethead suspected of a virgin birth gave birth to a live pup, rather than laying eggs as the bamboo shark had.
- It was a virgin birth: She hadn't been near a male for six years.
More definitions of virgin birthDefinition of virgin birth in:
- The US English dictionary