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Noun: birth  burth
  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"
     
  2. The event of being born
    "they celebrated the birth of their first child";
    - nativity, nascency, nascence
     
  3. The process of giving birth
    - parturition, giving birth, birthing
     
  4. The kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
    - parentage
     
  5. A baby born; an offspring
    "the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births"
Verb: birth  burth
  1. Cause to be born
    - give birth, deliver, bear, have

Sounds like: berth

Derived forms: birthing, births, birthed

Type of: alteration, beginning, biological process, bring forth, change, commencement, family relationship, first, get-go [N. Amer], individual, kickoff, kinship, modification, mortal, offset, organic process, outset, person, produce, relationship, showtime, somebody, someone, soul, start, starting time

Antonym: death

Part of: life, lifespan, lifetime, life-time, reproduction

Encyclopedia: Birth, School, Work, Death