|1.||[ noun ] the time when something begins (especially life)|
"they divorced after the birth of the child" or "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
|Related terms:||death beginning cradle life be_born|
|2.||[ noun ] the event of being born|
|Synonyms:||nascency nascence nativity|
"they celebrated the birth of their first child"
|Related terms:||death change reincarnation posthumous_birth posthumous_birth live_birth delivery be_born give_birth|
|3.||[ noun ] (biology) the process of giving birth|
|Synonyms:||giving_birth birthing parturition|
|Related terms:||organic_process calving hatch laying labor brooding farrow childbirth reproduction be_born|
|4.||[ verb ] give birth (to a newborn)|
|Synonyms:||bear have give_birth birthe deliver|
"My wife had twins yesterday!"
|Related terms:||produce bear drop foal yean twin litter lamb kitten bear delivery conceive|
|5.||[ noun ] the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents|
|Related terms:||kinship rear|