Adjective "birth" definition and examples

(Birth may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bəːθ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother; the start of life as a physically separate being.
  1. count noun 'despite a difficult birth he's fit and healthy'
  2. 'These numbers are of course the final two digits in the years that mark the births and deaths of Hitler and Stalin, respectively.'
  3. 'There are several physiological changes that occur in the digestive tract of the young pig from birth to eight weeks of age.'
  4. 'All of her four births were difficult, with pre- and post-birth bed-rest necessary.'
  5. 'Both are even apparent in children who have been blind and deaf from birth, who differentiate strangers from familiars by their smell.'
  6. 'Most births occurred at home, assisted by traditional birth attendants, relatives, and neighbours.'
  7. 'The babies arrived two weeks early and their biological mother remained at her side to witness the births.'
  8. 'Psychologists who deal with phobias usually trace them to incidents in very young childhood - from birth to about five.'
  9. 'When faced with such increases in medical intervention, more expectant mothers are requesting home births.'
  10. 'Like other animals, they pass through a life cycle from birth to maturity to death.'
  11. 'It's a fantastic service and is there to support mothers before and after labour and is not just about births.'
  12. 'When force secured partition, the UUP emerged to ensure that democracy in the North was smothered at birth.'
  13. 'It would take us back to the first elements to be in existence at the birth of the Earth, in the years when it was cooling.'
  14. 'Most products, services, and the industries supplying them have a life cycle from birth, through growth, then to maturity and eventual decline.'
  15. 'Shia and Sunni Muslims have been inimical to each other from their inception, indeed their birth was caused by a war between two groups.'
  16. 'As Mr Peters said, this is the worst kind of start, or birth, for a new court.'
  17. 'Only those moments that show democracy's birth and possibility, along with its decline and failure, become resources for imagining our future.'
  18. 'This was the birth of new and improved ventures.'
  19. 'the mother is English by birth'
  20. 'Cortes considers himself Spanish by birth and gypsy by heritage.'
  21. 'I'm a new USA citizen, Australian by birth, who headed down to the Madison City Clerk's office today for early voting.'
  22. 'They choose their kings by birth, their generals for merit.'
  23. 'They do not permit her to make us happy, but put her on a level with money, status, noble birth, health, beauty and other things which are common to virtue and vice.'
  24. 'Some American servicemen and women are Muslim by birth.'
  25. 'Any musical artists of Canadian aboriginal status or non-status Metis or Inuit by birth, adoption or community acceptance are eligible for the awards.'
  26. 'All contestants must be Irish by birth or ancestry.'
  27. 'His popularity sprang from his simple, evocative verse, augmented by the appeal of a noble birth, romantic youth, and tragic end.'
  28. 'English by birth, I'd been in Australia for about 10 years and had a hankering to return to my roots, if not permanently, then at least for a considerable length of time.'
  29. 'Argentine by birth, he became famous in his native country for a series of songs in the 1940s, but he also composed symphonic works and pieces for other solo instruments.'

verb

Give birth to (a baby or other young)
  1. 'Although I am petite, both babies were birthed without any tears or cutting.'
  2. 'Bitterly, Yvonne remembered that she too had birthed a son, though her father didn't know that.'
  3. 'I learned about homebirth; four of our five children were birthed at home.'
  4. 'Many of our women have birthed babies via artificial insemination.'
  5. 'I birthed my son at home, alone except for my husband.'
  6. 'Everything was fine, and I birthed my beautiful daughter at home on July 30, 1993.'
  7. 'I birthed our son, who was 3 years old at the time I was diagnosed.'
  8. 'She birthed her baby, and every cell in her body knows and shows her strength.'
  9. 'But when the oil ran out, so did he, and Josefa birthed Rebecca into the world alone.'
  10. 'Once an infertile woman has successfully birthed a child, then she and her partner may be asked to donate the unneeded embryos for research.'

More definitions

1. an act or instance of being born: the day of his birth.

2. the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring; childbirth; parturition: a difficult birth.

3. lineage; extraction; descent: of Grecian birth.

4. high or noble lineage: to be foolishly vain about one's birth.

5. natural heritage: a musician by birth.

6. any coming into existence; origin; beginning: the birth of Protestantism; the birth of an idea.

7. Archaic. something that is born. verb (u

More examples(as adjective)

"parents can be birth."

"lives can be birth."

Origin

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

Phrase

give birth