[ UK /mətˈɜːnɪti/ ]
[ US /məˈtɝnɪti/ ]
  1. the kinship relation between an offspring and the mother
  2. the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  3. the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
    the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children
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How To Use maternity In A Sentence

  • A new EU directive on maternity leave will come into force next month.
  • Rosie decides that a maternity fashion show highlighting her latest collection would be the perfect shower event because that is in no way a conflict of interest, and we soon learn the real motivation behind this choice -- a model casting montage in which LT wears a sequined capelet the color of Grimace from McDonaldland and tells the models to "serve and deliver. Una LaMarche: Pregnant in Heels Ep. 5: Serve and Deliver
  • Social programs cover old age, invalidism, death, sickness and maternity, work injury, unemployment, and allowances per child.
  • This proposes that all women should be entitled to maternity leave for 14 weeks regardless of length of service.
  • I was proud to be involved in the campaign for a maternity unit for Moray.
  • Application for maternity benefits must be made at least eight weeks before confinement, or within six months of the birth of the child.
  • I have, since it was first threatened with closure, been a staunch campaigner both locally and in Parliament to save the maternity unit.
  • The non-existence of a national paid maternity leave scheme is a sad indictment on how working women are treated here when compared to other countries around the world.
  • Gynaecologists at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital have successfully used the drug on 60 women.
  • The law will apply equally to men and women except in the case of maternity leave.
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