[ UK /bˈɜːθ/ ]
[ US /ˈbɝθ/ ]
  1. a baby born; an offspring
    the overall rate of incidence of Down's syndrome is one in every 800 births
  2. the time when something begins (especially life)
    his election signaled the birth of a new age
    they divorced after the birth of the child
  3. the event of being born
    they celebrated the birth of their first child
  4. the process of giving birth
  5. the kinship relation of an offspring to the parents
  1. cause to be born
    My wife had twins yesterday!
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How To Use birth In A Sentence

  • None of the fathers' job descriptions given on the birth certificate referred to work at a nuclear establishment.
  • Commissioned in 1963 to make a film about America's first successful quintuplet birth, Leacock and Joyce Chopra captured the quints' mother's anxiety at her sudden celebrity and the surrounding South Dakota community's eagerness to cash in on it. The Man Who Held Up a Mirror to America
  • After childbirth she herself seems reborn. Times, Sunday Times
  • He pledged his gold watch to pay for her birthday gift.
  • Jeannine's work became focused on freebirth - birth unassisted by a paid professional.
  • The bones of the skull are not properly fused at birth.
  • Our birthright is the propensity to dream, dance, and evolve. - Boing Boing
  • One for the latex lovers in your life, this anniversary alternative event is circus-themed, but remember to peel off your strongman's handlebar 'tache if you want to tuck into the birthday cake in the chillout room. Clubs picks of the week
  • In the early days after the birth, it can be useful to set aside some time to rest when the baby sleeps.
  • Opening to the power of intention, you begin knowing that conception, birth and death are all natural aspects of the energy field of creation. Wayne Dyer 
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