Meaning of BIRTH in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ bɜ:(r)θ ]

( births)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


When a baby is born, you refer to this event as his or her birth .

It was the birth of his grandchildren which gave him greatest pleasure...

She weighed 5lb 7oz at birth.

...premature births.



You can refer to the beginning or origin of something as its birth .

...the birth of popular democracy.

N-UNCOUNT : with poss


Some people talk about a person’s birth when they are referring to the social position of the person’s family. of low birth...

His birth, background and career show that you can make it in this country on merit alone.

N-UNCOUNT : usu supp N


see also date of birth , home birth


If, for example, you are French by birth , you are French because your parents are French, or because you were born in France.

Sadrudin was an Iranian by birth.

PHRASE : adj / n PHR


When a woman gives birth , she produces a baby from her body.

She’s just given birth to a baby girl...

PHRASE : V inflects


To give birth to something such as an idea means to cause it to start to exist.

In 1980, strikes at the Lenin shipyards gave birth to the Solidarity trade union.

PHRASE : V inflects


The country, town, or village of your birth is the place where you were born.


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