(noun, adjective, verb)


1. A familial relationship established by childbirth.

- Her birth father left when she was a baby; she was raised by her mother and stepfather.


1. the time when something begins (especially life)

- they divorced after the birth of the child

- his election signaled the birth of a new age

Definition categories: time, beginning, commencement, first, kickoff, offset, outset, showtime, start

2. the event of being born

- they celebrated the birth of their first child

Similar word(s): nascence, nascency, nativity

Definition categories: event, alteration, change, modification

3. the process of giving birth

Similar word(s): birthing, parturition

Definition categories: process

4. the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents

Similar word(s): parentage

Definition categories: link, kinship, relationship

5. a baby born; an offspring

- the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

Sentences with birth as a noun:

- Intersex babies account for roughly one per cent of all births.

- the birth of an empire

- He was of noble birth, but fortune had not favored him.


1. cause to be born

Similar word(s): bear, deliver, have

Definition categories: body, produce