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English noun: birth

1. birth (time) the time when something begins (especially life)


SamplesThey divorced after the birth of the child.
His election signaled the birth of a new age.


Broader (hypernym)beginning, commencement, first, get-go, kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, start, starting time


Narrower (hyponym)cradle


Part meronymlife, life-time, lifespan, lifetime


Antonymsdemise, dying, death

2. birth (event) the event of being born


SamplesThey celebrated the birth of their first child.


Synonymsnascence, nascency, nativity


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)delivery, live birth, posthumous birth, posthumous birth, rebirth, reincarnation, renascence


Antonymsdeath, decease, expiry

3. birth (process) the process of giving birth


Synonymsbirthing, giving birth, parturition


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Narrower (hyponym)accouchement, brooding, calving, childbearing, childbed, childbirth, confinement, egg laying, farrow, farrowing, hatch, hatching, incubation, labor, labour, laying, lying-in, parturiency, travail, vaginal birth


Part meronymreproduction

4. birth the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents


Synonymsparentage


Broader (hypernym)family relationship, kinship, relationship

5. birth (person) a baby born; an offspring


SamplesThe overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births.


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


English verb: birth

1. birth (body) cause to be born


SamplesMy wife had twins yesterday!.


Synonymsbear, deliver, give birth, have


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring forth, produce


Narrower (hyponym)bear, calve, carry, cub, drop, expect, farrow, fawn, foal, gestate, have a bun in the oven, have young, kitten, lamb, litter, pig, pup, twin, whelp


Entailconceive


Verb groupbear, carry, expect, gestate, have a bun in the oven









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